Politics of South Africa

President and MPs should be reined in: Mbeki on Nkandla judgment

The president of South Africa should undergo regular reviews to ensure the incumbent is upholding the constitutional democracy that people fought and died for‚ former president Thabo Mbeki said on Monday. And MPs should be formally taught that they are elected to serve the people – not to deliver blind party loyalty.

Cosatu slams 'slave wages' in plan for jobs

Cosatu has criticised a plan that aims to see the country's economy grow by more than 5% per annum through the creation of a manufacturing-intensive sector that would absorb millions of unskilled labourers by paying them low wages.

Presidency denies ConCourt found Zuma broke oath of office

The Presidency has denied that the Constitutional Court found that President Jacob Zuma had broken his oath of office.

Cosatu defends Zuma‚ opposes no confidence vote

The Gupta family was denounced as a “political liability” by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Tuesday‚ as the federation said it believed African National Congress politicians who have accused them of trying to influence cabinet minister appointments.

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