There was shock and outrage on Wednesday after City of Cape Town law enforcement officers aggressively pulled a naked man from his shack to evict him. The man was apparently bathing in his shack in Enthembeni informal settlement, close to Empolweni in Khayelitsha when the officers arrived. In video footage[…]
In a rare display of unity, several South African political parties have condemned Israel’s intentions to annex more than 30 percent of Palestinian land, as part of a plan announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in late January. The parties have collectively called on governments around the globe to take[…]
By Tasneem Adams Criticism against Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is mounting, with several more organisations voicing their indignation in response to his remarks on Israel. The head of the Constitutional Court in South Africa is facing a furore after he criticised the ANC government’s position on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In[…]
Leader of the opposition in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and ANC member, Cameron Dugmore, has called on Premier Alan Winde to suspend Provincial Minister of Local Government Anton Bredell. Dugmore says several allegations, including maladministration and abuse of power, have been levelled against the provincial minister. He says there[…]
The African National Congress (ANC) in Limpopo has made it clear that it will not side with the officials, current and former, who have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the VBS Mutual Bank scandal. It’s reported, however, that the accused allegedly got away with a fraction of the[…]
ANC and UDM stalwart, Boeta Dawood Khan celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday. The Kensington resident has a colourful struggle history and is known for his bold and unwavering activism against apartheid. He was detained in prison without trial for 180 days on Robben Island. The political activist was a[…]
As the Western Cape ramps up its screenings and testing for Covid-19 as confirmed cases rise, the ANC in the province is calling for the return to Level 5 lockdown to be considered. On Friday, it said the situation in the province was getting worse, with hot spots in the[…]
The ANC in the Western Cape has hailed Christina Nomdo’s imminent appointment as the province’s first commissioner for children as a victory for parents and children. Premier Alan Winde announced on Thursday he had accepted the provincial legislature’s recommendation that Nomdo be offered the position. He has written an official[…]
South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance applauded the 21-day lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night to combat the spread of Covid-19, calling it the right thing to do in a situation similar to war time. The smaller, but influential Economic Freedom Fighters noted the lockdown from midnight[…]
Former anti-Apartheid activist, professor and member of parliament Ben Turok will be remembered as a determined man who expressed his views without seeking popularity or position, said former Constitutional Court judge, Albie Sachs. Turok passed on Monday, 9 December. “I feel very heartsore. Ben and I associated before the Freedom[…]
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