Snowden reporter Greenwald quits Guardian

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke so many of the stories about government surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, has been a nightmare for the Obama administration.

Now he’s leaving the Guardian, the British newspaper … Read the rest

Broad coalition demand democracy in Egypt

jamaitA coalition of South African advocacy and social groups plan to demonstrate against the military coup in Egypt at the Egyptian Embassy in Pretoria on Friday.

The group calling itself the Coalition for Egyptian Democracy is made up of the … Read the rest

Rogue firms got R900m contracts

corruption2The Limpopo Human Settlements Department has awarded contracts worth R900 million to companies with invalid tax-clearance certificates.

This is according to a forensic investigation commissioned by the provincial Treasury Department into multimillion-rand low-cost housing projects.

Some of the beneficiaries in … Read the rest

Malema’s farm bought on auction by an Afrikaner

Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema’s cabbage and tomato farm in Limpopo was on Monday auctioned for R2.5 million.

The uncontested bid was made by Calli Calitz from Wencor Holdings — an abattoir in Polokwane.

Bidding for the 140 … Read the rest

ANC Youth League condemns Malema charges

The ANC Youth League has condemned what it terms the use of state resources to settle political scores, in reference to charges brought against its former president Julius Malema.

“We were shocked by these developments as the warrant was timely … Read the rest

15 000 expected at Malema night vigil

More than 15,000 people are expected to attend a night vigil on Tuesday for expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema ahead of his corruption trial, The Sowetan reported.

Limpopo ANCYL spokesman Klaas Mabunda told the newspaper it had arranged … Read the rest

Hawks tight-lipped on Malema arrest

The Hawks would not confirm a news report on Friday that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.

“The Hawks don’t issue warrants, so we don’t comment on that,” said spokesman … Read the rest

Julius Malema’s supporters threaten anarchy if he is arrested

With a warrant out for Julius Malema’s arrest, it seems that both President Zuma and Helen Zille were right on cue in deploying the army. After Malema’s imminent arrest was leaked to City Prees, the South African National Defence Force … Read the rest

South African army placed on high alert over Malema

South African military bases were placed on high alert last night.

The status – the first of its kind since the ANC’s takeover of the country in 1994 – comes as axed ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is expected … Read the rest

Malema asks police to retreat from crowds at Marikana

Former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema asked police on Saturday to distance themselves from the crowds at the Wonderkop village near Rustenburg.

The negotiations between Malema and the police came after complaints from Lonmin workers and residents that they … Read the rest

ANC Youth League help at Afrikaner old-age home

ANC Youth League members did volunteer work on Wednesday at a family welfare organisation in Khutsong on the West Rand run by an Afrikaner women’s body.

They did so as part of their 67-minute contribution to mark former president Nelson … Read the rest