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State machinery employed for nefarious political purposes
State machinery employed for nefarious political purposes
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, responding to rumours about his private life, on Sunday spoke of the manner in which state machinery is employed...
Editorial: Impunity, not immunity
Editorial: Impunity, not immunity
So the M&G called it wrong last week when we put the headline “No immunity for Grace” on the front page. As it would turn out, by Sunday...
Letters to the editor: August 21 to 25 2017
Letters to the editor: August 21 to 25 2017
It’s best to say, for the public good, and, importantly, in the interest of accountability, that Minister of Home Affairs Hlengiwe Mkhize did not...
Baleka says yes, no confidence vote in Zuma will be secret
Baleka says yes, no confidence vote in Zuma will be secret
National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete has acceded to a request by opposition parties to hold Tuesday's vote on a motion of no confidence in...
Political irrationality is ruining SA, but can still be stopped
Political irrationality is ruining SA, but can still be stopped
In popular conceptions of what it means to be human is the universal notion that our species - homo sapiens - is essentially rational....
ConCourt to hear UDM's secret ballot bid on May 15
ConCourt to hear UDM's secret ballot bid on May 15
The United Democratic Movement's (UDM) application to force National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete to conduct the vote of no confidence against...
ConCourt should find for the UDM
ConCourt should find for the UDM
I hope the Constitutional Court will hear the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) case about whether the speaker of Parliament has, at the very...
Just how far can South Africa's courts reach?
Just how far can South Africa's courts reach?
The increasingly desperate shape of our politics means the courts are moving into ever more fraught territory. Over the past decade, as Parliament...
Justice Ray Zondo: Judges do not take chances with judicial independence
Justice Ray Zondo: Judges do not take chances with judicial independence
Judicial independence is critical to our democracy, said deputy chief justice nominee Ray Zondo at his Judicial Service Commission (JSC) interview...
How do we impeach a president?
How do we impeach a president?
In court papers filed on Thursday, opposition parties asked the Constitutional Court to order Parliament to put a mechanism in place to investigate...
Zuma, Dlamini piss on our Constitution
Zuma, Dlamini piss on our Constitution
President Jacob Zuma thinks we are idiots. After showing no leadership on the social grants mess that is still not properly resolved, he finally...
President Zuma: Judiciary must be supported in doing its work
President Zuma: Judiciary must be supported in doing its work
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated South Africa on marking the 20th anniversary of the Constitution being signed into law.

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