A spy and a philosophy professor shed light on South Africa's transition to democracy.
Cope will find it almost impossible to convince voters to consider the party at next year's local government elections.
Helen Zille, like the nincompoop ANC Youth League leader, should keep her eye firmly on 2019, argues Richard Calland.
Legal process is supposed to be a last resort in labour relations, with alternative dispute resolutions processes such as mediation and arbitration favoured.
The ANC has called the move a deliberate attempt to extend the DA's political power in the province.
ANCYL leader Julius Malema and the SACP's Jeremy Cronin face disciplinary steps after a public spat, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.
The Freedom Front Plus was divided over its leader's appointment to executive, writes Mandy Rossouw.
The evidence of dysfunctionality at local government level is the service delivery protests emerging everywhere -- almost in a coordinated fashion.
Nationalising the mines is just the first step for the ANC Youth League. Matuma Letsoalo spoke to league secretary general, Vuyiswa Tulelo.
The ANC will continue to determine, within its own structures, how best to advance its strategic objectives, the tripartite alliance has resolved.
The DA said it would give Cope until June next year to show its commitment to a possible coalition.
It's been pretty clear over the past few weeks that SA's Rainbow Nation is still paying the price for papering over its differences and cracks.
Opposition parties say nominations for the new SABC board are like a 'kick in the face' and are clearly political.
Richard Calland's open letter to the minister in the presidency: national planning, Trevor Manuel.
Not so long ago the ANC leadership saw it as a duty to enact that law, however unpopular it might have been, but that seems to have changed.
Jacob Zuma's visit to Angola did much to warm relations between the two countries, but some things were left unsaid.
SA opposition parties have started talks on an alliance aimed at challenging the ANC in local polls in 2011, but they face an uphill struggle.
The struggles have divided the party into two camps, one supporting interim president Mosiuoa Lekota, the other his deputy, Mbhazima Shilowa.
Mbalula's call for Zuma to serve a second term as ANC president is the first by a senior national executive committee member.