state capture

 
South Africa has work to do to make government more accountable
South Africa has work to do to make government more accountable
The South African government completed its term as lead-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in December 2016. The partnership is an...
​Zumandla — The Year of the Meme
​Zumandla — The Year of the Meme
A sensation of living inside an endless series of memes is the surreal experience that South Africans shared in 2016. It’s a crowded bubble of...
​How to capture a state and escape
​How to capture a state and escape
‘We are accused of having undue in­fluence and of having perpetrated state capture. But the facts speak for themselves: if this is state...
Editorial: 9/12 - The day Zuma betrayed a nation
Editorial: 9/12 - The day Zuma betrayed a nation
Exactly one year ago, on December 9 2015, we had just one question: Who the hell was David Douglas Des van Rooyen?
Economic exclusion feeds the politics of patronage in South Africa
Economic exclusion feeds the politics of patronage in South Africa
The politics of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) may be hogging today’s headlines, but they are a symptom of the...
FirstRand closed Gupta accounts due to money-laundering fears
FirstRand closed Gupta accounts due to money-laundering fears
South African lender FirstRand said on Monday suspicions of money-laundering lay behind its decision to cut ties with a business family linked to...
South Africa’s water sector: a case study in state capture
South Africa’s water sector: a case study in state capture
A lot of what is being presented as radical economic transformation initiatives in South Africa is simply state capture by a corrupt elite. The...
A new centre of power through mass mobilisation is needed in South Africa
A new centre of power through mass mobilisation is needed in South Africa
The ANC has long argued that the elected president of the party should also be the executive head of the...
Zuma to launch fight back as ANC NEC present motion for the president to step down
Zuma to launch fight back as ANC NEC present motion for the president to step down
President Zuma is preparing to sideline those ANC members who oppose him in a cabinet re-shuffle. The president has also begun the process of...
Zuma: Nobody can force me to launch a state capture commission
Zuma: Nobody can force me to launch a state capture commission
Nobody has the power to order him to institute an inquiry into state capture, President Jacob Zuma told Parliament on Wednesday, removing the last...

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