Dumisa Ntsebeza explains what the country should do during trying times

Even though President Jacob Zuma has pledged full support and confidence in Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan some people still believe the behind the Hawks investigation.

But some South Africans, and some members of the African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party (SACP) are of the view that the Hawks investigation is part of the conspiracy to fire Gordhan and capture the National Treasury Department.

One of the 13 commissioners to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Dumisa Ntsebeza, says the power for change still lies to ordinary people.

The message to the people of South Africa is that it is ordinary people, not those who controlled power, that made it possible to change a structure in society that was in control, to replace it with the one that the people wanted.

Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, lawyer and commissioner to the TRC

You know the little movements, they call them service delivery protests, these are movements. These are people who are jobless and landless. And it is those movements and civil society organisations that we as society must now claim back the space.

Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, lawyer and commissioner to the TRC

Any government that is in power is in government because people want it to be there.

Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, lawyer and commissioner to the TRC

Yesterday Gordhan announced that he will not be presenting himself to the Hawks when summoned to answer questions related to the investigation into a unit set up at SARS while he was the organisation’s Commissioner.

Former deputy Sars Commissioner Ivan Pillay and the former head of a specialist unit Johan van Loggerenberg, who were also summoned with Gordhan attended the meeting at the Hawks headquarters in Tshwane.

Read More
Muthambi tells SABC interim board it can't act (for now)

Muthambi tells SABC interim board it can't act (for now)

Communications Minister wrote the letter in her capacity as the chairperson of the inter-ministerial committee on communications.

South Africa expects biggest harvest in 30 years

South Africa expects biggest harvest in 30 years

After going through a severe drought, good rains received earlier this year could deliver South Africa's best harvest since 1980.

Mapaila confirms Zuma told SACP of plans to axe Gordhan

Mapaila confirms Zuma told SACP of plans to axe Gordhan

SACP objects to Zuma's plan to replace finance minister and his deputy saying they do a good job "protecting our national purse".

Nuclear procurement right thing to do for SA -  New Nuclear Watch chair

Nuclear procurement right thing to do for SA - New Nuclear Watch chair

Former UK MP and chairperson of New Nuclear Watch, Tim Yeo, is one the speakers at Nuclear Africa conference currently underway.

Makhosi Khoza threatened during oversight visit to Mpumalanga hospital

Makhosi Khoza threatened during oversight visit to Mpumalanga hospital

A member of the executive threatened the ANC MP for speaking to the media after her unannounced oversight visit in Mpumalanga.

ANC top 6 divided on Zuma's "doggy" intelligence report against Gordhan

ANC top 6 divided on Zuma's "doggy" intelligence report against Gordhan

According to reports, ANC top 6 leaders are divided on President Jacob Zuma's intention to axe Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Popular articles
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.

What does funny-man Marc Lottering fear (and love, and hope for…) about money?

What does funny-man Marc Lottering fear (and love, and hope for…) about money?

Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money. Enter Marc Lottering…

William Kentridge (world-renowned South African artist) opens up about money

William Kentridge (world-renowned South African artist) opens up about money

Bruce Whitfield interviews one of our most beloved artists of all time about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.

NSFAS to reopen 2017 applications

NSFAS to reopen 2017 applications

National Student Financial Aid Scheme says it will reopen 2017 loan applications after receiving requests for deadline extension.

Right now, these are the best shares to buy on the JSE (according to Adviceworx)

Right now, these are the best shares to buy on the JSE (according to Adviceworx)

Bruce Whitfield interviews a Portfolio Manager about what she believes are the hottest stocks right now.

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

Want (or need) a new car? Dale Scorer (a wealth manager at AlphaWealth) reckons you should consider leasing.

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?