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09 December 2018 3:12 PM Land expropriation must be handled 'with great care', warns IFP's Buthelezi

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has warned that if land expropriation without compensation is not done within the limits of the law it would open up South Africa’s old wounds and work against social cohesion and future investment. Buthelezi this weekend said he supports land expropriation, but found it problematic to take land without 31

07 December 2018 2:24 PM Land expropriation: Thoko Didiza will chair ad hoc committee on section 25

The ANC will "not blink" in its debate with the EFF over land expropriation when the ad hoc committee on amending section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation gets going, said ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu on Friday. The EFF proposes that all land must be nationalised while the ANC has put forward a policy based on a mixed 73

07 December 2018 11:22 AM FACT CHECK: Update – No contracts from Treasury to companies affiliated with Anisha Gordhan

National Treasury has confirmed that it did not award contracts to any of the 24 companies affiliated with Anisha Gordhan, the daughter of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. The revelations come on the back of claims by leadership of the EFF that Gordhan junior was a proxy for her father's business and had "amassed more than R80 million" doing 71

06 December 2018 5:44 PM White monopoly capital according to Johann Rupert

Johann Rupert, South Africa's second-richest man with a $6.3bn fortune, dismissed the idea of "white monopoly capital" in a now-notorious interview with Johannesburg-based radio station PowerFM, arguing that state-owned companies such as Eskom were the true monopolies. The 68-year-old chairman of the maker of Cartier watches has sparked widespread debate 37

04 December 2018 1:41 PM LIVE: MPs in National Assembly divided over adoption of review committee report on #LandExpropriation

Both Houses of Parliament are expected to consider the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's (CRC) report which recommends that Section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow land expropriation without compensation. This, after the Western Cape High Court dismissed AfriForum's urgent interdict application on Friday, which was aimed at preventing 45

04 December 2018 5:04 AM De Lille back for GOOD? Splinter parties and where they are now

Patricia de Lille isn't the first politician who thought it was a GOOD idea to start a new party after an acrimonious departure. Five parties currently represented in Parliament started after its leader left or was kicked out of one - including one of the more established parties. Back in 1996, Bantu Holomisa, then Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism 42

03 December 2018 1:24 PM Vodacom shuts stores allegedly trashed by EFF supporters

Vodacom is keeping some of its South African franchise stores shut after members of opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters allegedly vandalised outlets in protest of an image of their leaders at an event hosted by the wireless carrier. In one incident, at Vodacom's Mall of Africa franchise store in Johannesburg, women were assaulted and goods stolen 33

21 November 2018 2:04 PM WATCH LIVE: Lungisa Fuzile testifies at #StateCaptureInquiry

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has wrapped up his testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, and former national Treasury Director General Lungisa Fuzile takes the stand. Gordhan on Tuesday told chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that he refused to schedule a meeting with the Gupta family and said an invitation 25

17 November 2018 6:43 AM Bosasa saga: Ramaphosa must admit he lied to Parliament

The EFF has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take full responsibility and admit that he lied to Parliament about a R500 000 payment from Bosasa. Ramaphosa backtracked on a response he gave before the National Assembly 11 days ago about the payment from Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson, allegedly for the benefit of his son, Andile. The president said the October 23

14 November 2018 12:06 PM EFF loses two court matters in ongoing battle with AfriForum

It has been a bad day in court for the Economic Freedom Fighters, with them losing two battles with costs. This now brings to five the number of courts cases the red berets have lost to AfriForum since March 2017. On Wednesday, the EFF sought to interdict a warrant allowing the seizure its movable assets from its Johannesburg office, but failed after 25