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Who f***ed up SA?

This is an extract from the book 50 People Who F***ed Up South Africa: The Lost Decade by Alexander Parker and Tim Richman, with cartoons by Zapiro

Pandemic gives SA politics a klap

Parties forced to adapt to the ‘new normal’ as ANC’s anti-corruption drive delivers dividends

Integrity commission nails Magashule

Integrity body recommends the ANC's secretary general should be suspended pending the outcome of his corruption trial.

The ANC’s Achilles heel: Its broken branch structure

The trouble is that the ANC’s branch structure, designed initially as a means of grassroots democracy at work, is in a mess.

ANC battle now moves to the regional and provincial conferences

Ace Magashule will appear before the ANC’s integrity committee this weekend. After that, all eyes will be on next year’s conferences to see who will win the fight for control of the party

We need answers about the Vrede dairy project

On Ace Magashule’s watch, speaking out has cost more than a few whistleblowers their lives

Cyril 1, Ace 0: NEC reaffirms ‘stand aside’ rule

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule will appear before the ANC’s integrity commission on 12 December

Editorial: SA’s sad tale wagged by ANC dogma

To all intents and purposes, the ANC is the government. It is South Africa. The policies made at Luthuli House decide where we go. The corollary of this is that anything bad in the ANC quickly poisons our state and its institutions.

Why the Big Fish escape the justice net

The small fish get caught. Jails are used to control the poor and disorderly and deflect attention from the crimes of the rich and powerful.

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

Richard Calland: Not much has shuffled in the political pack

Stocktake at the end of a momentous year shows that the ruling party holds all the cards but has little room for manoeuvre

ANC: ‘We’re operating under conditions of anarchy’

In its latest policy documents, the ANC is self-critical and wants ‘consequence management’, yet it’s letting its members off the hook again

Editorial: Political meddling won’t save the SABC

For years, in moves that harked back to the repressive regime of the Nats, the public broadcaster has been used by the party as its political football in internal factional battles, or to censor dissent.

Ace prepares ANC branches for battle

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule is ignoring party policy on corruption-charged officials and taking his battle to branch level, where his ‘slate capture’ strategy is expected to leave Ramaphosa on the ropes

Orange you glad to see me?

The president’s aesthetic choices may contain hidden messages — or was that really him on the TV?

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