Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen has expressed disappointment with the appointment of Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as Minister of Electricity. President Cyril Ramaphosa named Ramokgopa who has been working in the Presidency as his infrastructure advisor and has served as Mayor of Tshwane between 2010 and 2016. He announced a number of[…]
Social Development Minister, and African National Congress (ANC) NEC member Lindiwe Zulu, says moving the State of the Nation Address (SONA), to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, is a costly exercise for Parliament. COPE spokesperson and Member of Parliament Dennis Bloem, suggested the move – as Parliament building has yet to[…]
The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) confirmed that it will go ahead with its march to the Union Buildings on Tuesday after the union rejected government’s three percent wage offer. Popcru is expected to start the march at Church Square in Tshwane, before proceeding to the National Treasury[…]
Some of trade union federation Cosatu’s affiliates on Wednesday proposed a march to ANC headquarters Luthuli House to demand that President Jacob Zuma step down as head of state. Following discussions at Cosatu’s central committee meeting in Irene, they however decided on a march to the Union Buildings to protest[…]
“If not wanting Zuma is racist‚ then we are proud racists‚” EFF leader Julius Malema told an tens of thousands of marchers at the Union Buildings. President Jacob Zuma steps down as president. EFF leader Julius Malema started his speech at the Union Buildings in Pretoria by praising leaders of[…]
South Africans across the country have heeded to the call for mass action calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Protestors took to the streets in masses, lead by the Democratic Alliance (DA), displaying placards while chanting and singing. The DA in the Free State province joined the country in[…]
Retired civil servants have accused the government of lying and making empty promises about a better pension fund. Hundreds of pensioners took to the streets of Pretoria and marched on the Union Buildings to hand over a memorandum calling on government to address their issues. Spokesperson for the marchers, Wes[…]
Violence broke out and police fired rubber bullets outside the Union Buildings on Friday afternoon where some students were still waiting for President Jacob Zuma to address them in regards to university fee increases. This was taking place as Zuma announced via a televised address from inside the Union Buildings[…]
President Jacob Zuma will be forced to face the wrath of protesting students on Friday when they descend on the Union Buildings to await his address. Thousands of students, civil society groups and academics will be waiting for the president’s comments on the tuition fee hike debate that has gripped[…]
Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela and the late statesman’s wife Graca Machel were among dignitaries arriving at the Union Buildings in Pretoria to commemorate his death on Friday. Mandla arrived after 7.30am and greeted other guests seated in a marquee erected in front of Mandela’s enormous statue. Struggle veteran and[…]
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