‘We can’t think like Africans’

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj has apologised for the Malawi comments made by President Jacob Zuma.

“I have received numerous calls from Malawians being angry and after long discussions, they come around and say, yes, let’s not make a mountain of … Read the rest

Who is Naspers?


by Albert Brenner

The bewildered herd must be governed by a specialized class whose interests reach beyond the locality. (Walther Lippmann)

Knowledge is power… and power is money. In order to make big money, you need big money.

The first … Read the rest

Zuma guard linked to ‘blue light’ crash

blue_lightThe black BMW which sped through a red traffic light and crashed in Braamfontein was registered to a presidential bodyguard, The Star reported on Thursday.

Maj-Gen Mzingaye Mxolisi Dladla, of the police’s presidential protection service, reportedly refused to comment to … Read the rest

Nelson Mandela: journalists moved from hospital

A fence was erected on Monday evening next to one of the entrances of the Pretoria hospital where former President Nelson Mandela was believed to be.

Police officers set up the barrier where numerous journalists had been camped out, close … Read the rest

Mandela in intensive care: Mac Maharaj

Former president Nelson Mandela is receiving intensive care at a Pretoria hospital, presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said on Monday.

“Today the doctors are saying his condition is unchanged,” he told reporters from his office at the Union Buildings.

“He is … Read the rest

No cultural group ís to blame for gender-based violence – SA presidency

The campaign to fight violence against women and children must be waged by all South Africans, black and white. In addition, no single cultural group can or should be blamed for this serious scourge which affects all sectors of society.Read the rest

SA’s OK, says Presidency

The Presidency moved to counter the negative publicity SA has been attracting abroad, with President Jacob Zuma’s spokesman,, insisting it was “grossly incorrect” to suggest SA was “on a downhill slide”.

Maharaj was responding to last week’s cover story by … Read the rest