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Jeremy Cronin hits back at Thabo Mbeki

Mbeki disrespected Mandela and didn't tolerate dissent, says the SACP's Cronin in response to the former president's second letter.

Has Jacob Zuma hurt the fight against Aids more than Thabo Mbeki?

Has President Jacob Zuma set back the fight against HIV and Aids more than his predecessor? Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.

The sudden dwindling of Thabo Mbeki

Six years ago South Africa's president was ousted by his enemies in the ANC. Ex-editor Ray Hartley looks back.

Arms deal: Was Thabo Mbeki complicit?

The commission’s questions will be limited to his role in implementing the policy groundwork to buy arms, and his opinion on its affordability.

Ramphele: Speaking truth to power, from the World Bank to Thabo Mbeki

Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele's autobiography tells how the Machiavellian bank culture helped her prepare to address HIV denialism.

Happy happy: Twitter hearts Thabo Mbeki on his birthday

Thabo Mbeki was recalled as president of the country by the ANC, but Twitter was full of praise for him as he celebrated his 71st birthday.

Miles Davis and the rebirth of Thabo Mbeki

The recent and sudden revision of Thabo Mbeki's place in history reminds Charles Leonard of the re-evaluation of jazz legend Miles Davis's legacy

Thabo Mbeki launches his foundation

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation launched on Sunday with the aim of making the 21st century an "African century".

‘Business as usual’ for Thabo Mbeki

There was nothing ''unusual'' about President Thabo Mbeki's Friday State of the Nation address, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said. ''Contrary to the stated theme of his speech, this was business as usual for the president,'' she said. Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille said Mbeki's address was ''another list of promises''.

Thabo Mbeki’s ‘age of hope’

The government's reaction to the heated national debate on crime is expected to be high on President Thabo Mbeki's agenda during his State of the Nation address on Friday morning. The speech is expected to be upbeat, including a focus on ''the age of hope'' and reference to the challenges posed by South Africa's hosting of the 2010 World Cup.

Thabo Mbeki’s new age of denial?

A week before President Thabo Mbeki's State of the Nation address, his “age of hope”, trumpeted in last year's speech, is at risk. Despite 96 straight months of economic growth his recent dismissal of concerns about of two of South Africa's most pernicious social ills -- crime and corruption -- have undercut public confidence in his presidency.

Thabo Mbeki is not Hugo Chávez

Thabo Mbeki's intellectual biographer clearly sees it as his job to justify the president's ways to South Africa. He does this not just by parroting his subject and muse but also by sallying forth to yap, Maltese poodle-style, at the president's adversary of the moment.

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