Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor

Thabo Mokone is a seasoned political journalist with 18 years' experience, and has also worked in radio and TV. A Cape Town resident who was born and bred in Tembisa, Mokone is passionate about politics, public policy and governance.

R1,000 sweetener to civil servants adds R20bn to government wage bill

Politics

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana said a run-away public sector wage bill was one of the domestic risks facing ...

‘Tough love’ for ailing SOEs as finance minister closes tap

Politics

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana has opted to “practise tough love” regarding struggling SOEs, saying their ...

Equal Education protesters denounce ANC at Ramaphosa's Khayelitsha rally

News

Members of lobby group Equal Education on Thursday infiltrated an ANC election rally in Khayelitsha at the Cape Flats, ...

Ramaphosa backs David Mabuza’s decision to seek medical care in Russia

Politics

President Cyril Ramaphosa has come in support of his deputy David Mabuza's decision to seek medical care in Russia, ...

National Assembly to elect new speaker on August 19

Politics

Parliament is due to elect the new National Assembly speaker on Thursday August 19 at a special sitting.

ANC postpones NEC meeting as tension rises in KZN over jailing of Jacob Zuma

Politics

The tense political situation in KwaZulu-Natal over the looming incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma has forced ...

Private electricity generation can benefit Nelson Mandela Bay, says chamber

News

The government's decision to allow private companies to generate their own electricity of up to 100MW can unlock ...

'MPs have really been cut to the bone': Ramaphosa denies politicians are living it up at ...

Politics

President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended the salaries and other benefits of MPs, saying the argument that legislators are ...

'I am handling it to finality': Ramaphosa denies it was a political risk to act slowly ...

Politics

'I'm handling this matter and I will handle it to finality. It is concerning, it is disturbing and I raised it ...

DA, EFF 'trying to tear our nation apart': Fikile Mbalula

Politics

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has lashed out at both the DA and the EFF for their criticism of President Cyril ...