Author: Verashni Pillay

An investigation has found nothing wrong with Thuthukile Zuma’s appointment to a top ministry job, despite a previous report condemning these sorts of appointments. It was reported in July that Thuthukile Zuma, President Jacob Zuma’s daughter, was appointed as chief of staff

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SABC chair Zandile Tshabalala won’t be producing her qualifications just yet. Instead, she’s headed to the courts to stop a parliamentary process intent on suspending her, after months of evasions and requests for postponements. Tshabalala’s lawyers have lodged an interdict to stop a parliamentary inquiry

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In the suburb of Erasmuskloof, southeast of Pretoria, lies the sleek, modernist building of the State Information Technology Agency, known as Sita. This agency is the government’s service provider for all IT services or, as those watching the comings and goings of officials over

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The Public Service Commission (PSC) is investigating the appointment of President Jacob Zuma’s daughter Thuthukile Zuma, 25, to the powerful role of chief of staff at the ministry of ­telecommunications and postal services – and a new study shows her appointment may have

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Grand plans for the revamped government communications portfolio have been a bitter disappointment, with the minister of the newly created portfolio, Faith Muthambi, having in effect been sidelined after a disastrous first three months in office. She struggles to speak in public

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The appointment of President Jacob Zuma’s 25-year-old daughter, Thuthukile Zuma, to a powerful ministry position may have to stand up to the scrutiny of the public ­protector. Thuli Madonsela’s office has received a complaint about Zuma’s appointment as chief of staff of the telecommunications and postal services ministry. “So far, the public

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Concern has grown over the appointment of President Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Thuthukile Zuma, to the position of chief of staff at the department of telecommunications and postal services at the age of 25, earning her a salary of nearly R1m/year. Public opinion has been split over the news, with some calling for an end

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President Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Thuthukile, may have made history as South Africa’s youngest head of a minister’s office. From a lowly public liaison officer to the powerful position of chief of staff within two months at the age of 25, she now earns almost a million rand a year. Her dramatic rise to the position, which

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SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has a delightful proposal for journalists: we should all be licensed. Apparently he thinks we should be treated like doctors and lawyers: proper professionals with a licence to practice, framed certificates on the wall and everything. Motsoeneng, we’re flattered

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There’s a new weapon in Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s arsenal: God. Or rather, a handful of fringe church leaders claiming to represent him. In his continued fight against the public protector’s damning findings against him, the SABC acting chief operating officer has managed to rope in a few holy men who have prayed

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