There is no sense in trying to impose socialist solutions that barely worked even in the advanced industrial countries
M&G readers are all about politics and the law this week.
Despite it representing a consolidation of its policies, the EFF's election manifesto, launched over the weekend, has shown a few inconstencies.
EFF leader Julius Malema says President Jacob Zuma built an expensive pool at his Nkandla home but nobody in his family can swim.
The Zambian government continues to step back from nationalisation as it now looks to cut its stake in the once dominant ZCCM Investment Holdings.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions is not confused about its call for nationalisation, says its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.
Nationalisation of mines is firmly off the table, but there is still a lot of uncertainty about state intervention in South Africa's mining sector.
Countries around the world have been asking what they are getting from the mining of their resources.
The government has no plans to nationalise unsustainable mines, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said.
One of the key demands of the newly formed Workers and Socialist Party, which will enter mainstream politics will be the nationalisation of the mines.
Jacob Zuma's new ANC leadership has taken its most decisive move to end uncertainty about economic policy by flatly rejecting nationalisation.
The ANC has rejected mine nationalisation as an economic policy at the ruling party's elective conference in Mangaung, Free State.
Julius Malema has told the University of Limpopo's SRC not to live lavish lifestyles while in office - to avoid the impression of "selling out".
Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has called for workers at all SA's mines to strike until the leaders of the NUM step down.
The new-world socialists must stop looking for scapegoats and enter partnerships to ensure Marikana does not happen again, writes Denis MacShane.
In a meeting of regional heads, the African Christian Democratic Party said policies on nationalisation and land reform were scaring away investors.
The debate about the nationalisation of SA mines continues merrily but it is taking place in astounding ignorance of the actual legal position.
It is unlikely that many of the ANC's policy proposals on state intervention in the mining sector will come to fruition, a business leader has said.
Endorsing ANC plans for "strategic nationalisation", the SA Communist Party has nailed its Mangaung colours firmly to President Jacob Zuma's mast.