Guptas are losing their grip on SA

The Gupta empire is crumbling - day by day financial institutions are dumping President Jacob Zuma’s friends. And their associates in state-owned enterprises are being pushed out, while political pressure inside and outside the ANC is mounting against the controversial family. On Thursday, Eskom suspended its chief financial officer, Anoj Singh,

South Africa is skating on thin ice as rating agencies weigh their options

Rating agencies are shortly expected to announce their decision on whether to retain South Africa’s sovereign credit rating, or to downgrade it. The current rank assigned by Moody’s is two notches above sub-investment grade (with a negative outlook). Fellow agencies Fitch and Standard and Poor’s both rank South Africa just one notch above

Tumi Morake speaks out about her rape ordeal

Following a highly-publicised silent rape protest during President Jacob Zuma's speech earlier this month, comedian Tumi Morake recently recounted her own rape ordeal, saying it was how she broke her virginity. Speaking to The Citizen, Tumi opened up about the acutely distressing incident which occurred when she was younger. "I was raped

Is Busi the new Thuli?

The ANC yesterday switched its support of Judge Siraj Desai to take over as public protector, recommending Busisiwe Mkhwebane instead.   Mkhwebane, an advocate, was relatively unknown when she was interviewed for the post. She was backed by all the parties except the DA. She will now be recommended for the post to

Screws tighten on No1

"We'll see you in court." With these words Economic Freedom Front leader Julius Malema told President Jacob Zuma the party was going to the Constitutional Court to force him to pay back some of the R246-million spent on Nkandla. Malema's words ended yesterday's question-and-answer session in the National Assembly during which

Mmusi Maimane tears into Jacob Zuma

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has labelled President Jacob Zuma a broken man presiding over a broken society. In a hard hitting speech delivered during the debate on the state of the nation address, Maimane accused Zuma of breaking Parliament last week when security personnel were deployed to strong-arm EFF MPs