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    Here’s what you did wrong, Jacob Zuma
    Here’s what you did wrong, Jacob Zuma
    In the course of his detailed self-exculpation (in procedural terms) this week, just ahead of his actual resignation, former president Jacob Zuma...
    Editorial: Zuma won’t be taking his mess with him
    Editorial: Zuma won’t be taking his mess with him
    South Africa is watching, and waiting, listening and hoping for news that this time, unlike the last time, President Jacob Zuma will be forced to...
    President in name only
    President in name only
    Uhuru Kenyatta insists that he is the legitimate president of Kenya. He is right. The inauguration stunt pulled this week by opposition leader...
    Editorial: MultiChoice just doesn’t get it
    Editorial: MultiChoice just doesn’t get it
    When MultiChoice chief executive Calvo Mawela addressed the media this week, he was contrite. There had been “mistakes”, he said.
    Editorial: Eskom’s liars obfuscate the truth
    Editorial: Eskom’s liars obfuscate the truth
    The very first thing Anoj Singh said to Parliament’s public service portfolio committee was a lie.
    Editorial: Saint Cyril, earn your halo
    Editorial: Saint Cyril, earn your halo
    On the subject of letters, we’re tempted to write an open letter to the people of South Africa, knowing full well that too many open letters...
    Editorial: News media prove their worth
    Editorial: News media prove their worth
    Last year, when the Mail & Guardian was reporting on what appeared to be a declaration of war on the Trillian whistle-blower by her former...
    Editorial: Young, black, beautiful
    Editorial: Young, black, beautiful
    It truly is a beautiful thing for a young person to remind us that youth is not always wasted on the young.
    Editorial: Zupta commission— Devil’s in the detail
    Editorial: Zupta commission— Devil’s in the detail
    Such is our level of mistrust in the motives of President Jacob Zuma that, after a year of being called on to establish a commission of inquiry...
    Editorial: ANC members are not just voting cattle
    Editorial: ANC members are not just voting cattle
    The Ankole Longhorn cattle that Cyril Ramphosa went to extraordinary lengths to introduce to South Africa have something of a reputation. They are...
    Nasrec day three: So long, and thanks for the deeply divided ANC, uBaba
    Nasrec day three: So long, and thanks for the deeply divided ANC, uBaba
    It is not an unmitigated disaster. At least the branches of the ANC have made it very clear what they think about slates and being lobbied,...
    Editorial: Only the ANC can save itself
    Editorial: Only the ANC can save itself
    Jacob Zuma has taught us about firepools, and “meandos”, and how to make a fool of yourself in court. But, if there is one thing we will take...