ANC stonewalling on ridding its election list of people named in the state capture commission was the last straw for Msimang, who then quit the party
It is not what we challenge about Madiba’s heritage that is important — it is how we challenge it
In our rush to lionise Nelson Mandela we are liable to forget that it was his humanity that made him a great president and statesman
The revolutionary and the philosopher held values that have stood true for two millennia
Ten years after South Africans mourned the loss of Nelson Mandela, his legacy still looms large – but is the huge political vacuum he left that affects our lives the most
Nelson Mandela stood for something — a claim very few of our politicians could make today
Instead of prompting us to recapture our past, our current economic plight suggests we should break from it
The change of street and place names rouses the country’s attention unlike anything else and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon
The former deputy international affairs minister helped develop South Africa’s foreign policy in the post apartheid era
Ramaphosa said that the IFP leader had helped end the violence which had gripped the country ahead of the 1994 polls.
Paving the path to a prosperous South Africa
Days after President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled two statues of the struggle icon, the ANC secretary general said Mandela would be turning in his grave at the wasted resources
The government is yet to say how much it cost to commission the statues but no matter how much it spent, this would have made some difference in the lives of the people of Mthatha
But a political analyst contends statues can be unifying symbols as they celebrate South Africa’s liberation
Nelson Mandela will be remembered as a symbol for wisdom, for the ability to change, and the power of reconciliation – an obituary by Mark Gevisser.
Nelson Mandela’s ideals about forgiveness and a diverse and united South Africa remain in the hearts of many people
A world where where individual well-being is measured by collective prosperity is within our reach if we are prepared to put in the hard work that it requires
Madiba’s dream of national unity refuses to die decades after he was our first democratic leader
Hatang, who had already resigned, was placed on special leave in May after some employees complained about his behaviour
Khulekani Skhosana says the sanctions are a ‘medal of honour’
An edited excerpt from Jonny Steinberg’s ‘Winnie & Nelson : Portrait of a Marriage’ where their daughter Zindzi visits the jail
Ehlers was in the apartheid government’s inner sanctum. By 1994, he found a new source of income in the killing fields of Rwanda
Can the South African Communist Party exist effectively and independently of the ANC?
Can the South African Communist Party exist effectively and independently?
The world tends to think of the hardened mother of the nation who always had her fist in the air, but she was so much more
The DA can’t shake off the question of race if it aspires to grow
As a country, our struggling economy is hitched to both the prospects of the East and the West. Being frozen out by any of them, would be punishing for all
In 1997, the warning bells were ringing that South Africa faced a dark future because Eskom would run out of capacity to supply a growing populace and an expanding economy
As SA’s democracy heads towards 30 years, we need to critically assess what needs to be done differently to become Madiba’s miracle nation
Ginwala served the ANC and the anti-apartheid struggle in exile for three decades
The president is likely to head an NEC made up of people who
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In this edited extract from his new book, ‘Leadership for Transformation Since the Dawn of South Africa’s Democracy: An Insider’s View’, Malegapuru Makgoba focuses on the fifth president, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa