Oliver Tambo

 

No need to lie spread-eagled

Ranjeni Munusamy asks how the media could have missed the signs of a political conspiracy against Jacob Zuma.

National crisis in SA calls for extraordinary steps

William M Gumede

The South African state is imploding. Although there is not a moment to spare, we can still avoid the coming crash if we act quickly enough. But, first, there has to be an official acknowledgement that there is a crisis. Astonishingly, denial of the crisis remains the mainstay of President Thabo Mbeki and his leading officials, writes William M Gumede.

Rhetoric, ambition and the ANC

Staff Reporter

There are moments in history when the future appears as a series of stark choices between life and death, good and evil, progress and regression. Such is the national mood as the ANC gathers at Polokwane. We might call it the end of post-apartheid innocence -- something similar to what other African countries experienced after a decade or more of independence.

Report: ANC figures owe cash to Kebble estate

Staff Reporter

Trustees of the insolvent estate of slain mining magnate Brett Kebble want more than R25-million back from beneficiaries of Kebble's largesse, Business Day reported on Wednesday. Alleged beneficiaries ranged from senior African National Congress members to a prominent business journalist.

'People don't want a death to be in vain'

Donna Bryson

South Africa is honouring her for helping it overcome the legacy of apartheid, but Linda Biehl says she is simply doing what any parent would after the death of a child: trying to find meaning in loss. She was speaking on the eve of a ceremony at which President Thabo Mbeki is to grant her one of the country's highest honours.

Recipients named for 2008 national orders

Staff Reporter

Awards will be bestowed on a musician, a judge and a former chief of state of protocol, Billy Modise, during next week's 11th national orders ceremony. Modise, United States musician and singer Harry Belafonte and Chief Justice Pius Langa are just some of those who will be recognised at the ceremony.

'Our freedom is written in Chris Hani's blood'

Staff Reporter

Slain revolutionary leader Chris Hani would not have believed that 14 years into democracy, South Africa is still an unequal society, the Congress of South African Trade Unions said on Thursday at a memorial service marking 15 years since the assassination of Hani, the then-head of the South African Communist Party.

Skielik: Racial fault lines exposed

Judy Lelliott, Melody Brandon

Residents of the impoverished Skielik community on Saturday buried three loved ones who were gunned down last week, allegedly by 18-year-old Johan Nel. Enoch Tshepo Motshelanoka (10), three-month-old Keditlhotse Elizabeth Moiphitlhi and her 31-year-old mother, Anna, were buried at the Swartruggens cemetery.