Remembering President Mandela

Citizens urged to help the less fortunate in honour of Madiba

By Fazila Olla 11-07-23 11:05

As South Africa joins the world in commemorating Nelson Mandela Month this July, the government has called on citizens to continue to spread the magic of Madiba by turning the tide against food insecurity and climate change in honour of Nelson Mandela’s legacy. The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), in a statement, described former […]

DIRCO Minister Naledi Pandor - an Interview

DIRCO Minister Naledi Pandor: A Candid Interview

By SAPeople Contributor 28-11-20 15:21

Dr Naledi Pandor, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Minister, sits down for a very candid interview: Naledi Pandor on her parents “Our parents played a very important role, especially our mother. Our father was very active in politics, in the struggle and so our mother was the one who was at home,” International […]

DIRCO Ready for South African Elections Abroad. Still Time to Register!!!

By Jennie Glover 19-02-19 19:21

With the General Elections fast approaching, International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has called on Heads of Mission around the world to rally behind the Electoral Commission (IEC) to allow for smooth elections for South Africans living abroad. “I have directed all Heads of Mission and Consular Generals to ensure that the IEC […]

SA President Signs Competition Amendment Bill Into law

By Jennie Glover 14-02-19 09:51

Yesterday President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law the Competition Amendment Bill, which will strengthen regulations against anti-competitive behaviour in industrial markets. The bill, which was approved by the National Assembly in October 2018 and endorsed by the National Council of Provinces in December 2018, is a step in the right direction for SMEs, economic inclusion […]

South Africa Harnesses Listening Power to Build Social Cohesion

By Jennie Glover 13-02-19 16:25

As South Africa joins the globe in celebrating World Radio Day, Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says the country must harness the power of radio to promote social cohesion. “There is a growing need for us as a country to harness the power of radio to promote nation-building projects. The protection of our indigenous languages […]

Mokgalapa Takes Over As Tshwane Mayor

By SAPeople Contributor 13-02-19 13:41

Stevens Mokgalapa has been elected as Tshwane mayor during a special council sitting on Tuesday morning. Mokgalapa succeeds Solly Msimanga, who is the Democratic Alliance’s candidate for Gauteng Premier. Msimanga resigned in January. In his acceptance speech, Mokgalapa said he is grateful to be given the opportunity to lead the capital city. “Thank you for […]

South Africa’s Madiba Freed On This Day in History

By SAPeople Contributor 11-02-19 15:12

On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela left Victor Verster Prison in Cape Town a free man, after spending 27 years in prison. Accompanied by his then-wife Winnie, Mandela was enthusiastically received by the throngs of people who gathered to see him outside Cape Town’s City Hall. Mandela spent 18 years on Robben Island and […]

All Eyes on SONA 2019

By SAPeople Contributor 07-02-19 12:22

It will be lights, camera, and action this evening as President Cyril Ramaphosa takes to the podium in the National Assembly in Parliament to deliver his second State of the Nation Address (SONA). Considered to be one of the most important events on the Parliamentary calendar, the SONA will see scores of South Africans tune […]

How SONA Was Used to Announce Nelson Mandela’s Release

By SAPeople Contributor 07-02-19 06:05

It was in the late 1980’s that apartheid negotiations reached a sensitive stage. Former President Nelson Mandela had been diagnosed with Tuberculosis and was transferred to a house at Victor Verster Prison near Paarl. Just two years later at the SONA of 1990 the then President F W de Klerk announced that he was to […]

All You Need to Know About SONA – Thurs 7th February 2019

By Jennie Glover 06-02-19 15:11

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the State of the Nation Address at 19h00 on Thursday 7th February. SONA will be broadcast live on SABC TV and radio channels, DStv channel 408, eNCA and Parliament’s YouTube Channel Capetonians and visitors to the Mother City can look forward to clear skies tomorrow as the red carpet is […]

South Africa to Unveil Eskom Support Package in Coming Days – Ramaphosa

By Reuters 06-02-19 10:20

South Africa will in the coming days unveil a package of measures to shore up state-owned Eskom’s finances and address structural issues facing the struggling power firm, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday. “In the coming few days we will be announcing a package of measures to stabilise as well as to improve Eskom’s financial, […]


Zuma’s Legal Bills Over R1 Billion, Says Carolus WATCH

By SAPeople Staff Writer 13-06-16 13:01

Former ANC secretary general Cheryl Carolus says that President Jacob Zuma is dividing the country and African National Congress for his own enrichment, and that his legal bills have already reached R1 billion. “If you add up all the things that the president has serially (done), since pre-Polokwane, the legal costs, hundreds of millions each case,” Carolus told […]


ANC’s Mathews Phosa Says Corruption is Systemic in Ruling Party VIDEO

By SAPeople Staff Writer 07-06-16 18:55

Former premier of Mpumalanga – and still an African National Congress member – Mathews Phosa has said in a wide-ranging interview that corruption is systemic in the ANC. “It’s become systemic in municipal government, provincial government, national government,” said Phosa, one of the few high-profile ANC members to repeatedly criticise the party in public. He was talking to […]

The 5 Best John Steenhuisen VIDEOS

By SAPeople Staff Writer 06-05-16 10:57

Sometimes referred to as “Mister Parliament”, there are few, if any, speakers in Parliament whose speeches are as anticipated as Democratic Alliance’s chief whip John Steenhuisen, at least if Youtube views of his speeches are anything to go by. We’ve rounded up some of the best. 1. Steenhuisen takes on Zuma, “the ugly head of […]

WATCH DA Say What Everyone’s Thinking About Zuma’s Pay Raise

By SAPeople Staff Writer 11-03-16 19:25

Parliament – or at least the African National Congress side of the house – on Thursday approved a 4.5 percent raise for President Jacob Zuma. Zuma now earns R2,874,851 a year, which means he gets R7‚876 a day or R239‚568 a month. The Democratic Alliance’s Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen, was visibly angry about Zuma getting a raise after firing finance […]

Democratic Alliance’s Young Turk Someone to Watch VIDEO

By SAPeople Staff Writer 18-02-16 20:22

The SONA2016 debate might be over, and while there were some pretty low points, there were also some highs worth remembering. One of them was the speech of the Democratic Alliance’s Zakhele Mbhele. Only 31 years old, and the shadow minister of police, he talks the talk a lot better than parliamentarians twice his age. And […]

WATCH DA Chief Whip Gets Kicked out of Parliament Over “Rubbish”

By SAPeople Staff Writer 19-02-16 12:33

CAPE TOWN – Parliament descended into minor chaos Wednesday afternoon after the chief whip of the Democratic Alliance John Steenhuisen told the presiding officer that he could not tell COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota to withdraw the word “faction” when referring to the ANC. Steenhuisen said that by telling the Congress of People’s leader Lekota that labeling […]

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