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Editorial: Desperately seeking an opposition

All the contenders are deeply flawed, losing support, or both

Eusebius McKaiser: Dear ANC superfans, let’s talk

ANC superfans are so vested in a romantic vision of a political party with a great past that they struggle to accept the realities of what this party has become.

Is Parliament suspended? Political parties in the dark after coronavirus gatherings ban

Hundreds of legislators won’t be able to meet in parliamentary chambers after restrictions on gatherings to curb the spread of Covid-19 disease

How opposition parties in Africa can make friends and influence people

Only by demonstrating that it would perform better in office while building trust within the wider population can the opposition force improvements in the electoral system while also growing the party

Mauritania releases opposition supporters arrested after vote clashes

Ex-general Mohamed Ould Ghazouani won the June 22 poll with an absolute majority of 52%, the Constitutional Council announced on Monday

The pros and cons of coalitions in SA

Political mergers can enrich democracy and lead to more accountable government, but they can also lead to opportunism that undermine accountability

Voters are not to blame for opposition parties’ woes

Given the crises caused by the ANC, the DA and the EFF should eat into the ruling party’s vote

ANC haunted by failure but opposition can’t relax

Using the ANC’s 25-year failure will do the trick, but its supporters will need careful persuasion

Thousands protest ‘slave law’ in Budapest

The protest was called by unions and opposition parties outraged at reforms that hike the annual overtime hours that employers can demand

DRC opposition Kinshasa rally authorised for Friday — candidate

Political tensions are rising in the DRC before the long-delayed December 23 election to select a successor to President Joseph Kabila

There’s no rush to reshuffle, Ramaphosa tells Parly

​President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on opposition party members of parliament to be patient regarding calls for a cabinet reshuffle

Zuma is defiant in the face of a looming removal

In recent weeks the Presidency has been at pains to demonstrate the continued longevity of Zuma’s presidency

Postponed Congo presidential vote further delayed until 2019

Congo's opposition agreed to postpone presidential elections until the end of 2017, but President Kabila's electoral commission has delayed it again

Letters to the editor: June 2 to 8 2017

Readers write in about the opposition, party donors, and the ANC.

‘Judicial overreach’ is back

The ANC had moved towards blaming itself for legal defeats – but KZN this week led the counter-charge

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State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

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