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Richard Calland

SA waits on information regulator

The process of setting up the new body to help safeguard our democracy has met with obstacles

Human rights issues will test foreign policy

If SA wants to regain its global standing, it must take a moral stand that may irk its new friends

But when will we see the money?

Risk-versus-reward uncertainty hamstrings any Ramaphoric investment rush

Parties need to dance to the coalition tune

The ‘big three’ parties are floundering but the little ones are gaining huge political clout

How will Cyril use his Obama moment?

The president will be judged on how he navigates the turbulent political and economic headwinds

Gordhan could be Ramaphosa’s clean-up man

The new president has tough decisions to make but Sisulu or Pandor are a shoo-in for his deputy

Is the net about to close on Zuma and his Gupta patronage network?

After doing nothing for a long time to bring the Gupta family to book, the prosecuting authority has finally started to act.

JZ issue is only one of Cyril’s headaches

The NEC has a delicate equilibrium that will require fine political management

Cyril Ramaphosa leads, but foul play may snatch victory

Despite ANC attempts to ensure a fair vote for a 
new leader, branch mandates may not hold.

Power grab throws ANC off balance

The premier league wields more clout than the economically most powerful provinces

ANC’s inner war gives minnows a shot at power

The ANC is divided and the opposition parties are learning the art of compromise the hard way

Heavyweight political parties pig out on the money pie

Public funds are given to enable democracy to function effectively. But the distribution has been wilfully skewed and there is no accountability

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