African Politics

EDITORIAL: Young Zuma acts just like uBaba

"Duduzane, like Zuma the elder, appeared to believe that he was actually above the commission"

New dictionary provides nuanced insights into the language of African politics

A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.

Goodbye to the West, and hello to China

Gone were the days when the West’s push for democracy and sanctions really mattered.

‘Native life’ 100 after Sol Plaatje published it

Edited extract of the editors’ introduction in ‘Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa: Past and Present’ (Wits University Press).

The ANC must choose to boot out Zuma now … or face the consequences

The renewal process should not only be limited to the party’s NEC. It should cut across provincial, regional and branch levels.

Analysts divided on Zuma’s fate

His fate lies between whether his ANC political opponents can oust him or if economic pressure and public opinion will push the ruling party to act.

SA 2nd on list of African countries with most female MPs

Despite gains, the overall picture is of an excruciatingly slow pace in increasing women's participation in the African political space, surveys show.

Former first son ‘cannot go home’

Henry Banda of Zambia is staying put in South Africa, citing prejudice against him.

Grasping at Africa’s ­future

<b>Shaun de Waal</b> assesses three views of the state of the continent and wonders whether radio can help to stop the 'Big Men' retarding progress.

Zweli Mkhize: The ANC is not a stokvel

ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Zweli Mkhize has told members at a KZN election gathering that nobody is more important than the party.

Changing times need appropriate symbols

The ANC has missed a perfect opportunity to revise its logo to ­reflect the recent past, its achievements and ­future aspirations.

The state of the state

A variety of writers ruminate on the challenges facing South Africa, offering insights and advice that the government is unlikely to heed.

Latest

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences