Politics

Where is the deputy president?

David Mabuza is hard at work — it’s just not taking place in the public eye. The rumblings and discussion in the ANC are about factions in the ruling party, succession and ousting him

‘Level three will require great discipline and responsibility’ — Dlamini-Zuma

The local government minister has laid out how lockdown level three will work, but she warned that it comes with a danger of Covid-19 spreading further

Zuma turns on judiciary as trial nears

Former president says pre-trial correspondence is part of another plot

Coalition politics and law: The fight over Tshwane

With coalition politics on the rise, particularly in local government, this kind of court case is likely to become more common

Two dead in new ANC KwaZulu-Natal killings

A Mtubatuba councillor and a Hammarsdale ANC Youth League leader were shot yesterday near their homes

Controversy surrounds former mayor

ANC says Nthateng Maoke is still a councillor after she quit amid claims she is a foreign national

Covid-19 levels a political football in the Western Cape

A move to level three lockdown for the province may become a battle between the Democratic Alliance, and the provincial opposition, the ANC

Disaster vs separation of powers

The Democratic Alliance’s court case is about much more than an esoteric question of constitutional law

Battle for control of the City of Tshwane is back on

The DA has won a high court victory, but the ANC is taking its campaign for power to the Constitutional Court. All the while, residents are left leaderless and without services

Pandemic delays local elections

The lockdown has interrupted public consultations on ward demarcations, while 37 by-elections around the country are on hold

Sisulu appoints probe as corruption allegations mount

The water and sanitation minister has detailed her department's moves to combat corruption, but failed to address corruption claims her top adviser

Case lays bare Ingonyama’s dealings

Staff members claim they are fall guys for the failure of the Ingonyama Trust Board, which manages large swathes of KwaZulu-Natal

Racist mayor extends his leave

The Free State ANC blames lockdown for no disciplinary action against Nkosinjani Speelman

Leaked memorandum threatens Lindiwe Sisulu’s presidential bid

A document leaked to journalists says the minister was aware of illegal fundraising for her presidential bid by her own task team ... and ‘kept quiet’ about it

Sisulu disbands her own national rapid-response task team

The human settlements minister has axed her controversial rapid-response team after corruption charges. Some team members were alleged to be running her 2022 ANC election campaign

‘Fraser vs Nxele’ heads back to court

The controversial KwaZulu-Natal corrections head has again been suspended by the former spy boss

High court overturns decision to place Tshwane metro council under administration

Court declares that the Gauteng premier’s decision to place the metro under administration was unlawful and sets it aside — after the Covid-19 lockdown ends

South Africa’s Covid-19 economic stimulus plan — opportunity out of crisis

The president’s R500-billion economic package offers a new deal for desperate South Africans across the class divide

Press Releases

Obituary: Mohammed Tikly

His legacy will live on in the vision he shared for a brighter more socially just future, in which racism and discrimination are things of the past

Openview, now powered by two million homes

The future of free-to-air satellite TV is celebrating having two million viewers by giving away two homes worth R2-million

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

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