Toss up between Parks Tau and Herman Mashaba for Joburg

Johannesburg residents will today find out who will lead the City after the first council sitting where mayor, chief whip and speaker of the council will be officially sworn in.

Political analyst Prof Lesiba Teffo says it remains uncertain who will win the votes between ANC's Parks Tau and DA's Herman Mashaba.

EFF leader Julius Malema vowed to vote with the DA in hung metros, however he expressed strong reservations about Mashaba as the mayoral candidate.

The outcome hinges on the EFF's vote, and Teffo explains that the EFF have a shakey history when it comes to honouring agreements.

The ANC holds 121 seats; DA has 104 and the EFF has 30.

Teffo says he hopes the EFF will live up to its commitment to allow council members to vote with dignity and respect.

The politics of the stomach seems to be the determinant of how people decide on certain national issues.

Prof Lesiba Teffo, political analyst

Supposing there will be dissenters , Parks Tau may still carry the day.

Prof Lesiba Teffo, political analyst
Read More
Activists to join forces for nationwide campaign against gender violence

Activists to join forces for nationwide campaign against gender violence

After the success of Friday's #NotInMyName march, organisations vow to combine their efforts and take mass action nationally.

Will recalling Zuma be on the ANC NEC agenda?

Will recalling Zuma be on the ANC NEC agenda?

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has already indicated that there’s a need for the ANC to discuss calls for Zuma to leave office.

CT mosque launches app to keep congregation and community connected

CT mosque launches app to keep congregation and community connected

The Gatesville Mosque is harnessing the power of modern technology to help mark the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Telkom confirms glitches with internet services

Telkom confirms glitches with internet services

Tech journalist Jan Vermeulen explains that most Telkom customers have complained about an intermittent connection.

How to protect your child from abuse right under your roof

How to protect your child from abuse right under your roof

Clinical sexologist Dr Eve says child abuse can at times be perpetrated by someone a parent loves, lives with or is in love with.

'Remodelled ANAs will need buy-in from teacher unions and schools'

'Remodelled ANAs will need buy-in from teacher unions and schools'

The highly contested ANAs will be replaced with a new assessment model, the Department of Basic Education has announced.

Popular articles
Buy Bitcoin, get rich? Here’s whether you’re missing out on a goldmine…

Buy Bitcoin, get rich? Here’s whether you’re missing out on a goldmine…

The Money Show Bruce Whitfield interviews famed tech commentator Simon Dingle.

Spur CEO opens up about his letter to majority-Afrikaner union Solidarity

Spur CEO opens up about his letter to majority-Afrikaner union Solidarity

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder.

Martin van Breda caught off guard by his attacker, suggests pathologist

Martin van Breda caught off guard by his attacker, suggests pathologist

A pathologist says Henri van Breda's father had no defensive injuries and the blow that killed him most likely came from behind.

Traffic officials take action against unruly taxis

Traffic officials take action against unruly taxis

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to director Roberts about the three day operation focusing on taxis disrupting traffic flow.

Cape Town's water crisis gets global attention

Cape Town's water crisis gets global attention

CNN meteorologist Derek van Dam recently covered the severity of the water shortage in the Western Cape.

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

How old are you? Financial advisor Warren Ingram discusses the five most important ages in anyone’s investment career.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.