Latest articles on Nic Dawes Author

Cyril Ramaphosa the key to urban voters

By going for broke, Kgalema Motlanthe ensured the ANC had to face the scale of its Jacob Zuma problem, writes Nic Dawes.

From the Editor: This is my song, for the asking

Shell-shocked by the developments of 2012, ordinary South Africans must now lead, writes Nic Dawes.

Mangaung: Unity calls and purge fears after Zuma landslide

Calls for ANC unity and fears of lingering animosity were heard following the election of Jacob Zuma and the party's senior leadership at Mangaung.

Zuma payments: South Africans have a right to know

In just over a week, delegates sent to Mangaung by ANC branches will vote whether or not to retain President Jacob Zuma.

Midterm budget: Financing the trust gap

Pravin Gordhan clearly wants public finances to to be judged on the numbers, not on the dismal politics that drove ratings downgrades.

Difficult and dangerous times ahead for the ANC

What will happen when the ANC and its trade union allies are no longer unquestioningly accepted as the sole legitimate representatives of poor?

Patel plays Stiglitz card but Marcus comes up trumps

At Economic Minister Patel's invitation, Joseph Stiglitz has become a voice in SA's economic debate, a counterweight to treasury and the Reserve Bank.

‘Parental control’ hides ANC family’s dysfunctionality

The parents in the ANC family are sure Mangaung isn't the problem, it's that bad seed Malema who Mangaung hangs around with, writes <b>Nic Dawes</b>.

Why Zuma can’t bury Sharpeville

A new book about the 1960 protests evokes uncomfortable parallels with the present.

Fear and hope now define the ANC

The factionalism and divisions within the ruling party and how they play out will determine the relationship between the party and the electorate.

It’s Vavi’s turn: Unions move into vacuum left by Juju

Malema's exit from the ANC stage strengthens President Zuma's position, but it's Cosatu's Vavi who holds the trump cards now, writes <b>Nic Dawes</b>.

Stratfor: M&G made no deal

As WikiLeaks publishes a cache of five million emails, editor-in-chief <b>Nic Dawes</b> explains how Stratfor approached the <i>M&G</i>.

On Chris Vick and sympathy for the devil

<b>Nic Dawes</b> says the media should not be embarrassed by Chris Vick, who speaks for money and power, and not for "the little people" as he claims.

Facing down the new authoritarians

It is not just press freedom that is under threat. Far from it. <b>Nic Dawes</b> on the assault on our Constitution.

Zim judgment a cause for concern

Should we trust the government's bona fides when it says it has good reason to keep information from us?

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.


Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday