African Politics

Complex chemistry of Africa

Leading Africa scholar Stephen Chan speaks on election monitoring and martial arts.

Africa is rewriting the ‘end of history’

The <em>Mail & Guardian</em> suggests terms for a working 21st-century dictionary of African politics.

Toxic politics: Diary of a bad year

Not even the ANC will survive a legacy of corroded systems, political purges and politically conferred "innocence". <b>Njabulo S Ndebele</b> reports.

Where to, Africa?

Look no further than Nigeria, the DRC, Algeria, Sudan and our own backyard to get a glimpse of what's to come. <b>Adekeye Adebajo</b> reports

It’s time for new left politics

Can the poor and the middle classes open a path to change the country?

Beware the power of words

Political language, unbeknown to many of our politicians, betrays the state of our politics in stark, naked terms, argues <b>Eusebius McKaiser.</b>

African leaders: Madagascar must respect accords

The AU wants Madagascar's rival politicians to stick to the agreements meant to help the island out of a prolonged crisis.

Woozy in a wobbling world

If faith is the oxygen of a young state, faith in a viable future, there is very little oxygen in Kenya right now.

The quiet despair of a dying nation

Binyavanga Wainaina: To win an election, our political classes released the beast. This beast is exactly as bestial as something out of Revelations.

Lost opportunity for Zambian democracy

Recent elections to replace deceased Zambian president Levy Mwanawasa provided an interesting case of the workings of democracy.

C’mon everybody let’s do a Kibaki

This whole year a new virus has been spreading to countries where elections are taking place. It is called "Doing a Kibaki".

Rising family values for Kenya’s ladies one to three

The spouses of Kenya's vice-president and prime minister will be paid R44 800 a month for showcasing the "nation's family values.


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

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

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