Emsie Ferreira

How spies shape South Africa’s political path

From Mbeki to Zuma to Ramaphosa, the facts and fictions of the intelligence networks have shadowed political players and settled power struggles

Zondo faults Ramaphosa’s frustrating long game

The president’s response to the chief justice’s findings suggest he will continue to bide his time before the ANC conference in December

Zondo: Hawks must resume probe into Fraser and his spy network

The final chapter of the state capture report found that investigation was interrupted at Zuma’s urging to protect Fraser

Zondo, Ramaphosa deny collusion on release of state capture report

The chief justice said the delay of almost a week was caused by fact-checking the fifth and final chapter of his report

Mkhwebane says Mpati report on SMS to advocate is meaningless

The suspended public protector urged the Judicial Service Commission to investigate the incident further, saying the judges she named must be removed from the bench

Maya calls infamous Abramjee text message ‘a scandal’

The SCA president said she was shocked by a leak from the apex court, days after an investigation ordered by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo found that there could not have been one

Maya blames administrative lapses on former supreme court of appeal registrar

In her interview for the position of deputy chief justice, the appellate court president said she tried to resolve woes in the general office that has delayed cases involving Jacob Zuma but faulted the office of the chief justice for not stepping in

Zuma turns to concourt in bid to halt arms deal prosecution

Former president argues that SCA president Mandisa Maya misdirected herself when she dismissed his appeal

Ramaphosa tells Mkhwebane he will see her in court

The president rejected the demand that he lift her suspension as public protector and said he would defend his decision in a legal challenge she sought to bring

If surrendered to SA, Guptas may face more music

The extradition treaty between South Africa and the United Arab Emirates does not restrict the NPA only to charges listed in the formal extradition request, but only to offences carrying a penalty not more severe than those

Concourt gives parliament until December to amend Electoral Act

The reprieve came on the day the 18-month deadline to amend the Act to allow independent candidates to stand for the national and provincial legislatures expired

Mkhwebane loses high court bid to halt impeachment inquiry

The high court said her second rescission application did nothing to suspend the operation of a court order, and stressed the importance of accountability of the public protector

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