EFF wiped out in provisional Wits SRC election results

The Economic Freedom Fighters' Student Command (EFFSC) took a crushing defeat in the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) student representative council (SRC) elections, at least according to the provisional results. https://www.facebook.com/witsuniversity/photos/a.10152284687103854/10156870808533854/?type=3&theater If you go to the SRC elections page, and compare the names, you will find a single EFFSC member amongst the winners. The big winners … Continue reading EFF wiped out in provisional Wits SRC election results

Nugent commission says Cyril must sack Moyane – everything you need to know

Judge Robert Nugent has recommended that President Cyril Ramaphosa sack suspended SARS head Tom Moyane in a preliminary finding. "In the unanimous view of the Commissioner and those appointed to assist him, that has been brought about by at least reckless mismanagement of SARS under the tenure of Mr Moyane and it ought not to be permitted to continue," Nugent's preliminary report found. According to the report Nugent's inquiry has found … Continue reading Nugent commission says Cyril must sack Moyane – everything you need to know

‘Snake pastor’ feeds congregants dog meat, claims it cures dread diseases

According to eNCA,  pastor Penuel Mnguni posted on his Facebook page that he can cure HIV, diabetes and cancer. Mnguni was filmed by his congregation saying that he could do this by feeding his congregation dog meat and blood. He apparently slaughtered a dog in front of them. He claimed that by praying over it he … Continue reading ‘Snake pastor’ feeds congregants dog meat, claims it cures dread diseases

SARS eFiling may collapse – R1 billion needed to fix it

Times Select reports that SARS eFiling may be on the verge of collapse within the next two years, because of Tom Moyane's decisions in 2014. This is according to Andre Rabie, the taxman's executive for Information Technology strategy and architecture. According to the Mail and Guardian, a global investment firm called Gartner had received R200 … Continue reading SARS eFiling may collapse – R1 billion needed to fix it

EFF acting just like ANC over VBS scandal: Thuli Madonsela

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has said that the EFF's response to the VBS scandal reminds her of how the ANC responded to corruption allegations. "They’re finding themselves in the same spot as the ANC and it seems to me that they’re resorting to the same tactics as the ANC," said Madonsela according to Business … Continue reading EFF acting just like ANC over VBS scandal: Thuli Madonsela

After the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, should South Africa still be selling arms to Saudi Arabia?

In the wake of the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, there has been a lot of pressure on Donald Trump over America's relationship with the kingdom. We also trade with Saudi Arabia. According to CNN, Turkey may have evidence that the journalist was murdered and dismembered in the Saudi consulate. Trump told CBS … Continue reading After the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, should South Africa still be selling arms to Saudi Arabia?

Is Eskom the single biggest barrier to economic growth in South Africa?

ENCA reports that credit ratings agencies and experts have concluded that the single biggest barrier to South African growth is Eskom. According to the report Eskom announced the completion of the fifth unit at Medupi power station this week - which means the facility is one unit off of completion and is over budget by … Continue reading Is Eskom the single biggest barrier to economic growth in South Africa?

Catholic priest sends apology from UK for sexually abusing William Segodisho

ENCA reports that the priest responsible for sexually abusing William Segodisho 30 years ago has apologised. The priest, now based in the UK, sent him a written apology saying he deeply regrets the pain he caused and how he violated Segodisho's trust. According to News24, on Wednesday Segidisho told a media briefing that he was … Continue reading Catholic priest sends apology from UK for sexually abusing William Segodisho

How the EFF used racial rhetoric to defend VBS bank

I think it is instructive to go back and look at the EFF's defense of VBS bank, particularly after the revelations around Floyd Shivambu and his brother Brian. In March of this year the EFF claimed that VBS was being victimised according to News24. “Opting for curatorship as the first measure undermines the bank and … Continue reading How the EFF used racial rhetoric to defend VBS bank