Maile backtracks on decision to suspend two DA councillors

Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile suspended City of Johannesburg Speaker Vasco da Gama and City of Tshwane Speaker Katlego Rachel Mathebe on Thursday for three and six months respectively.

Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and CoGTA Lebogang Maile, has reversed with immediate effect the suspension of both the DA’s Speaker of the City of Johannesburg, Councillor Vasco Da Gama and current Speaker of the City of Tshwane Katlego Mathebe.

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DA files urgent court application to stop Maile suspension of Mathebe, Da Gama

Lebogang Maile

The DA has confirmed that it has submitted an urgent application to the High Court to suspend Gauteng COGTA MEC Lebogang Maile’s decision to suspend City of Tshwane speaker, Katlego Mathebe, and former City of Johannesburg speaker, Vasco da Gama.

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DA to conduct site visit of abandoned Kempton Park Hospital

The DA will conduct a site visit to the abandoned Kempton Park Hospital in the East of Johannesburg on Monday, on the first leg of what the party calls the “real state of the nation tour” around the country.

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ANC’s position on land reform remains unchanged: Mapaila

The SACP says the ANC has not backtracked on its position of land reform. This follows a newspaper report that the ANC is now proposing that the minister and not the courts must have unlimited powers on the expropriation of land without compensation.

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ANC in North West orders provincial government to speed up service delivery

The African National Congress (ANC) in the North West has ordered the provincial government to speed up delivery of services.

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Unemployment, poverty and inequality are our new enemies: Zikalala

ANC KwaZulu-Natal Chairperson Sihle Zikalala has told party supporters, at a rally to celebrate the ANC’s 108th provincial anniversary, that it is important for the party to remember why it had embarked on the struggle.

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UDM welcomes possibility of new coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay

United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa says his party in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in the Eastern Cape has welcomed the proposed talks about the establishment of a new coalition government.

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LGBTQI+ desk to aid fight gender based violence: ANCWL

The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) hopes that establishment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) desk by the party will assist in the fight to end gender based violence (GBV).

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Maimane calls on South Africans to hold public representatives accountable

Former Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane has called on community members to hold public representatives accountable for challenges in society.

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ATM leader to push for SA citizens to be participants in the economy

ATM president, Vuyolwethu Zungula.

Articulating the party’s vision African Transformation Movement leader Vuyo Zungula said his party would be pushing to ensure that South Africans are participants rather than observers in the economy.

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Infighting within North West ANC blamed for challenges in municipalities

The ANC in the North West has blamed fighting among its deployees at municipalities for the instability in local governance.

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ATM throws weight behind Mkhwebane

Busisiwe Mkhwebane

African Transformation Movement leader Vuyo Zungula has slammed National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise’s decision to approve a motion to institute proceedings to investigate Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office. 

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