Political leaders cross swords at The Gathering

The Daily Maverick's The Gathering is underway, with political leaders doing battle in a number of fierce debates.

This year's event is focusing on the upcoming local elections. EWN's Gia Nicolaides reports from the event in Midrand.

She said the event was well supported and the Dome in Midrand had been filled to capacity since early this morning.

The ANC's Treasurer-General Zweli Mkhize, DA's leader Mmusi Maimane and EFF leader Julius Malema had all taken the podium in this morning's debate.

Mkhize said "we need to focus on our resilient institutions and resilient economy and he feels we can bounce back", says Nicolaides.

Similar sentiments were expressed by DA leader Maimane who said he is more positive about South Africa's future than he has ever been. His main focus was on corruption and the need to change leadership in the municipalities.

Julius Malema spoke boldly about crushing white supremacy.

He said the EFF will not defend or fight for white people because white people should not remain in a privileged situation. He also said if the EFF needs to, it will fight state violence with violence the same way as the ANC did during apartheid.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Nicolaides says the conveners on stage were certainly asking the politicians the difficult questions.

There will be other politicians speaking later in the day, as well as mayoral candidates and economics experts.

Read More
Zuma asks UN to sign and adhere to treaty banning nuclear weapons

Zuma asks UN to sign and adhere to treaty banning nuclear weapons

The President addressed the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Gauteng Health Dept: Paramedic march, small groups that have abandoned unions

Gauteng Health Dept: Paramedic march, small groups that have abandoned unions

Paramedics in Gauteng are protesting about working long hours and not being paid for overtime.

Information Regulator will protect you from telemarketers

Information Regulator will protect you from telemarketers

The regulatory body monitors and enforces compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)

Red flags that your child may be a victim of bullying

Red flags that your child may be a victim of bullying

In the wake of the death of a 13-year-old schoolboy, clinical psychologist helps parents identify signs of bullying.

Consumer spending spikes despite tight economic climate

Consumer spending spikes despite tight economic climate

Mastercard released its inaugural Spending Pulse Report on Wednesday.

Makhosi Khoza quits ANC

Makhosi Khoza quits ANC

Khoza addressed a media briefing on Thursday saying she no longer wished to be part of a corrupt and alien ANC

Popular articles
Opinion:  Bishop Lekganyane is right

Opinion: Bishop Lekganyane is right

Stephen Grootes weighs in on comments made by the Zion Christian Church Bishop at the weekend.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?