ANC ‘rescue effort work’ can only begin after ‘we hit the floor’ – Motlanthe

The former president had strong words for the ‘flippant attitudes of leaders’.

While analysts have reportedly said new leadership may provide an opportunity for renewal for the ANC, in an extensive interview with the Sunday Times, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said he was under the impression the party may have to "hit rock bottom" before it mends its problems.

ANC ‘rescue effort work’ can only begin after ‘we hit the floor’ – Motlanthe

ANC ‘rescue effort work’ can only begin after ‘we hit the floor’ – Motlanthe

The former president had strong words for the ‘flippant attitudes of leaders’.

ANCYL: Ramaphosa must name ANC leaders he accused of buying votes

ANCYL: Ramaphosa must name ANC leaders he accused of buying votes

If he fails to perform his duty to report criminal activities, that would amount to a criminal offence, said the league.
LISTEN: Lenasia protester says Lenasia land grabs are devaluing properties

LISTEN: Lenasia protester says Lenasia land grabs are devaluing properties

Tensions have reached a high in Lenasia with police attempting to defuse a heated situation, where residents of Lenasia are protesting against land grabs occurring behind their properties.
Why Quinton de Kock was the Proteas’ best in 2016/17

Why Quinton de Kock was the Proteas’ best in 2016/17

The precociously talented keeper-batter leads the nominations for the CSA awards. There’s many reasons for that.
Mzwanele Manyi says he wants to cure SA of ‘Guptaphobia’

Mzwanele Manyi says he wants to cure SA of ‘Guptaphobia’

He says the real crime committed by the Guptas was to disrupt the interests of ‘white monopoly capital’.
White people in SA still hold the lion’s share of all forms of capital

White people in SA still hold the lion’s share of all forms of capital

The role of “white monopoly capital” in post-apartheid South Africa has been in the news lately.
Serena Williams slams racist slur, posts heartfelt baby message

Serena Williams slams racist slur, posts heartfelt baby message

She had been subjected to abuse from Romania’s Fed Cup coach but keeps her head high as she returns to the No 1 ranking.

Fraud charge added in case against terror twins

They are facing charges of conspiracy and incitement to commit the crime of terrorism and conspiring and attempting to commit acts associated with terrorist activities.

Sanco calls for change in driver behaviour after horror taxi crash

Tough measures as stiffer fines, suspension and cancellation of licences among others would contribute towards safer roads.

Cairo court hands down 20 death sentences

During the siege on the police station, some of the policemen were allegedly tortured to death and their bodies mutilated.

16 preschool children injured after minibus taxi rolls

It has been established that the minibus rolled several times before resting on its roof.

Gigaba wears pilot gear but has ‘never even flown a kite’

Mentor has criticised the finance minister for wearing SAA pilot gear and taking his wife to Washington DC along with him when he should be working.

Marcus, Strydom to ride in Cape Winter Guineas

Our Mate Art had a good comeback run but will have to jump from a wide draw.

UPDATE: Employee pleads guilty to harassing elephant

The ranger was given a final warning for negligent driving and inconsiderate driving.

WATCH: Black Coffee and Mbali dance to Black Motion

Black Coffee and Mbali put on a show for guests at the AXE announcement launch.

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WATCH: Black Coffee and Mbali dance to Black Motion

Black Coffee and Mbali put on a show for guests at the AXE announcement launch.

Khanyi Mbau shares the benefits of skin lightening

Apparently, if you cut yourself now, it would take only 48 hours for your skin to repair itself.

Mamlambo warns Mangcobo to come clean this week on ‘Uzalo’

Will she? Watch ‘Uzalo’ this week to find out.

Because of you, Malema, I lost weight, says Twitter user

Not only has the CIC lost a few kilos but he has also inspired some his followers to choose a healthier lifestyle.

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Katsande ready for Cape Town City

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande says Amakhosi needs to win the remaining league fixtures ahead of their clash with Cape Town City.

We lacked confidence – Gcaba

The Buccaneers have since picked up the pace under their new coach, who has helped them regain confidence.

Top eight finish priority, Cup is a bonus – Nonyane

The defender believes the draw favours Arrows since they will be playing at home and is certain that they will meet Chippa United in the final.

Ex-Chiefs defender wants out at SuperSport

A Phakaaathi source has revealed that leftback Keegan Ritchie is unhappy at SuperSport United. The 26-year-old joined the Tshwane-based side in June. 

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Why Quinton de Kock was the Proteas’ best in 2016/17

The precociously talented keeper-batter leads the nominations for the CSA awards. There’s many reasons for that.

Serena Williams slams racist slur, posts heartfelt baby message

She had been subjected to abuse from Romania’s Fed Cup coach but keeps her head high as she returns to the No 1 ranking.

WATCH: Andre Esterhuizen and Sharks feel the pain of his ban

The imposing centre was tipped to perhaps be in the Bok squad before his six-week suspension but Johan Deysel is ready to fill the void.

Gritty Kings star in our Super Rugby XV of the week

In pretty dire weekend of rugby for the South African teams, Deon Davids’ troops from PE were the magnificent exceptions.

business

LISTEN: In unforgiving markets, income is priority

If you have the patience, value-focused investments do outperform – Richus Nel.

Businessman to help ‘shape’ SA’s economy with entrepreneurship programme

Rapid business growth specialist Kobus Smith said entrepreneurs needed to be educated on how to start businesses.

Wesgro looking to ‘grow business ties’ with incoming French govt

Widely considered a gateway to the EU, France remains an important connection for the Western Cape.

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Bus-truck crash in Kenya kills at least 26

Kenya has a poor road safety record, with up to 3 000 people killed each year according to police.

Humans threaten crucial ‘fossil’ groundwater – study

Even at depths of more than 250 metres under the Earth’s surface, so-called ‘fossil’ groundwater has been found to contain traces of present-day rainwater.

Three killed in Venezuela protests

Several others were seriously injured and ‘between life and death,’ said public defender Tarek William Saab.

India plans to tag millions of cows to curb smuggling

Cows are considered sacred in Hindu-majority India, and their slaughter is a punishable offence in many states.

opinion

Diplomatic Cyril Ramaphosa finally breaks his silence

For him to finally come out and say that money is driving a wedge between the electorate and the ANC is no small feat.

There must never be a repeat of Bronkhorstspruit taxi crash

The days of transporting unsuspecting passengers crammed together like undervalued cattle must cease.

Saftu’s Vavi set to be a thorn in the ANC’s side

The straight facts of the matter are that, through Saftu, Vavi has the ear of 700 000 trade union members.

Nuclear energy should not be a South African priority

There’s a reasonable demand for free education, and we are prepared to throw a trillion rand at a nuclear deal that we do not need and sacrifice our children’s education.

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