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South African Bank Scandal Leader Sentenced To 15 years

TSHIFHIWA Matodzi, the key figure behind the $130 million VBS Mutual Bank scandal that rocked South Africa, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Matodzi, the former chairperson of VBS Mutual Bank, pled guilty to 33 charges, including corruption, theft, fraud,…

South Africa’s National Arts Festival Shines On After 50 Years

THE National Arts Festival in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape, formerly known as the Grahamstown Art Festival, is officially underway. This year’s festival is significant as it commemorates 50 extraordinary years of creative freedom and highlights iconic South African masterpieces….

South African Court Blocks Govt Bid To Deport 178,000 Zimbabweans

IN a final blow, the former Home Affairs Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, has lost his final appeal to deport 178,000 Zimbabwean exemption permit (ZEP) holders. The Constitutional Court has held that Motsoaledi failed to adequately consult the permit holders and granted an interim…

South Africa’s Unity Government Now Has Five Parties

THE African National Congress (ANC) announced on Monday that South Africa’s new government now includes five political parties, representing more than two-thirds of the seats in the National Assembly. Ongoing discussions aim to bring more parties into the coalition. Following…

SA’s MK Party Petitions Court To Nullify 2024 Elections

SOUTH Africa’s uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party has requested the Electoral Court to declare the 2024 general elections invalid, citing concerns that the elections were not conducted in a free and fair manner, as reported by government media SABC. The MK Party,…

ANC And DA Form Historic Coalition In South Africa

IN a landmark political shift, the African National Congress (ANC) and its main rival, the Democratic Alliance (DA), announced on Friday their agreement to form a government of national unity in South Africa. This unprecedented coalition follows the ANC losing…

South Africa’s IFP To Join Unity Govt With ANC And DA

SOUTH Africa’s Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) announced on Wednesday that it will join a unity government with the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA). This decision comes as parties rush to finalise a deal before the newly elected parliament convenes on Friday. The…

Op-Ed: South Africa’s Unity Government: 5 Parties That Need To Find Common Ground

FOLLOWING South Africa’s historic 2024 general election, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has started a process to establish a government of national unity. This, after it lost its parliamentary majority. As a political scientist, I believe that five political parties, including those with…

High Car Prices And Changing Trends Challenge SA’s Market

THE automotive market in South Africa is at a crossroads marked by high prices affecting both consumers and car manufacturers. Factors such as the depreciation of the rand, increased production costs, and rising fuel prices have significantly contributed to this…

2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Super Eagles Draws Bafana Bafana Of South Africa At Uyo Stadium

SUPER Eagles of Nigeria mount more pressure on themselves in the race to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup by failing to defeat South Africa in Uyo. Ahead of the World Cup qualification match which went down at the Godswill…