Brian Molefe an exciting addition to parliament

By BO Staff Writer It’s official, former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, has been sworn in as an African National Congress Member of Parliament (ANC MP). Molefe, who is credited as having turned around the power utility and stopped the scurge of loadshedding, is rumoured to be heading to the Treasury department. Molefe resigned late last …

Conflict of interest: Pravin Gordhan declares his shares in major banks

By BO Staff Writer Today, parliament’s Ethics Committee released the Register of Interests for Members of Parliament (MPs). ENCA journalist, Lester Kiewit tweeted various pages of the thick book of truths. Kiewit tweeted four pages of declared interests of the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa who has shares in multinational companies like McDonald’s, received a litany …

VIDEO: President Jacob Zuma responds to SONA debate

By BO Staff Writer Today in parliament, President Jacob Zuma responded to statements made by Members of Parliament (MPs) who debated, over two days, his State of the Nation Address (SONA) which was delivered last week. The reply covers a wide spectrum of subjects, including land return, racism, and the radical transformation of the South …

Political parties react to banks collusion scandal: “white owned banks … are a criminal gang”

By BO Staff Writer Seventeen banks, which have been implicated in a corruption scandal involving fixing the prices of the rand, are a “criminal gang” which is “protected by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan”, the Black First Land First (BLF) movement said in a statement this morning. The …