Anc Crisis

What’s happening inside the ANC, not parliament, is key to why Zuma prevails

South Africa is fixated on the future of President Jacob Zuma. Steven Friedman explains that this isn’t the case within the governing ANC.

Teflon Don gets his way: Zuma emerges victorious again

On Tuesday night, the party mistakenly sent notes about its NWC meeting

Uproot, plant seeds of change

An edited extract from South Africa’s Corporatised Liberation — A critical analysis of the ANC in power (Jacana) by Dale T McKinley.

Editorial: Zuma’s fears erode democracy

The president is fighting for power. And it’s not just against his deputy for the future leadership of the ANC.

Panic adds urgency to ANC rhetoric

The party knows it is facing a tough election battle in 2019 and it needs to regain its revolutionary image

ANC breaks ranks over succession

Party members have been told to shut up but even Zuma and Mantashe are getting in on the issue.

Editorial: ​Loot continua. Let’s party

The ANC cannot yet disentangle its ideals and its promises from the internal realpolitik of its leadership battles, such as the clash looming now.

ANC divided on how to win back the support it has lost

One faction argues that Jacob Zuma must quit and the other is intent on electing a successor who will cover for him.

​ANC unlikely to press for Zexit

Despite pockets of resistance, Jacob Zuma is staying put, judging by NEC members’ guarded comments.

ANC’s human rights legacy lies in tatters

With the ICC exit, Jacob Zuma is hell-bent on destroying his party’s international justice record.

​The ANC has a lot to learn from the EFF and the DA, which are the future

Coalitions should mean that the skills and expertise of a broad spectrum of people, regardless of political affiliation, will be called upon.

The ANC feels the heat in KwaZulu Natal with the number of independents having grown

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is under attack from all sides, including from those who once vehemently supported the party.


eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Press Releases

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

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs