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

NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders