Thousands of ANC and DA supporters barely managed to shy away from violent clashes, as the election year is pushed into gear
As voter registration comes to a close, President Zuma announces 7 May as the date for the general elections – leaving relatively little time for parties to wrap up their election campaigns
The former South African President might come back to the National Assembly as an MP – if the ANC let him
Opposition parties have expressed doubt that the South African government will be able to fulfil its promises to create six million jobs, fight corruption and improve education, as detailed in the ANC’s election manifesto unveiled by Jacob Zuma on the weekend
In many ways, this was South Africa’s year: the Beloved Country reached the ‘end of the beginning’ of democracy when Madiba passed, and the world celebrated his life and legacy with us. But Mzansi also made headlines when Oscar shot Reeva, and our own national conversation continues to revolve around the urgent national challenges we face and the search for the next generation of leaders.
The Security Cluster of Ministers have closed ranks around Number One as the State releases its own Nkandla report ahead of the Public Protector’s more hotly-awaited one. As many expected, the State has defended everything down to the large swimming pool as esssential to the First Family’s protection, although some overpayment for individual items has been admitted to
In the aftermath of the Mandela state funeral at Qunu from which Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was very nearly totally excluded, and which the Nobel laureate was only able to attend after an eleventh-hour intervention, many commentators within and outside of South Africa have expressed doubt about the strength of the link between the spirit of the African National Congress under Jacob Zuma and the living legacy of Nelson Mandela
The week of mourning for Nelson Mandela has seen us reflect on how South Africa has changed in the last 20 years. For some this will mean a renewed sense of loyalty to the ANC — for others this focus on Madiba’s values brings home how out of sync some of our leaders are with his vision
Adapt or Fly is a personal political comedy-trek along a familiar long tiptoe to freedom, through the minefields of racism and sexism that have always made up the tarmac of our political freeway.
As a sharp-minded Black Consciousness pioneer who was a close friend of Steve Biko, human rights laywer and academic with extensive diplomatic experience, Reverend Canon Barney Pityana’s words carry some weight. Now, the Reverend asks Zuma to step down
The first batch of mourners to pay homage to Madiba, led by President Jacob Zuma, included an emotional Graca Machel, Madiba’s wife, as well as former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Democratic Alliance (DA) Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko told the press yesterday that her party would move to have President Jacob Zuma impeached and removed from office if it could be proven that he deliberately obscured the truth about the Nkandla security upgrades when the construction of his lavish compound was brought up in Parliament
The State has requested a delay of unspecified duration in order to examine whether Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on President Zuma’s homestead at Nkandla would jeopardise national security. However, Madonsela has dismissed the security concerns as part of a systematic delay strategy by ministers
Several government ministers have applied to interdict the Public Protector in a bid to secure more time to examine her Nkandla report before it is released to the public
Too much talk and too little reform, President Jacob Zuma said at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
Zuma’s surprise decision to send the “unconstitutional” secrecy bill back to parliament has been celebrated by campaigners, but is there an ulterior motive?
The Chinese people’s fight for national independence inspired South Africans – now the two countries are set to further improve bilateral ties. China has moved into direct investment in South African wine and now in recent weeks, there have been two significant Chinese investments in South Africa’s media.
Elaborate methods are used by South African civil servants, politicians and even headteachers to extract public money into their own pockets. The latest incident of corruption saw Dina Pule, South Africa’s former Minister for Communications giving her boyfriend’s company a R6 million tender — yet her punishment consisted of being publicly reprimanded and fined one month’s salary. Even South Africa’s president has been accused of corruption — so how deep does the problem go and what is being done about it?
Leader of newly formed opposition party Agang, Mamphele Ramphele has made clear her party’s stance on corruption and calls upon South Africa’s leader, President Jacob Zuma, to declare his assets after persistent accusations of corruption and embezzlement of public funds.
One year on from South Africa’s most bloody act of state brutality since apartheid days, what has been the aftermath of the Marikana massacre, and have living and working conditions for mineworkers changed much since?
The King Makhado Bravery Award, the highest accolade of the Vhavenda Kingdom, was conferred on Jacob Zuma on Thursday.
African leaders’ “club of silence” – the refusal to criticise each other or intervene in times of crisis – has kept Robert Mugabe in power up to now. But how has South African president Jacob Zuma gained from support of Mugabe in the face of consistent criticism?
Democratic Alliance condemns President Jacob Zuma for congratulating Robert Mugabe on winning last week’s Zimbabwean presidential election, while international pressure mounts to re-examine results of the ‘farcical’ poll