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Namibia's leader wins Mo Ibrahim African leadership prize
Namibia's leader wins Mo Ibrahim African leadership prize
Namibia's outgoing president was on Monday named winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for "good governance" in Africa, the world's richest award that has...
[Podcast]M&G Newsroom: Will Malema's EFF go it alone?
[Podcast]M&G Newsroom: Will Malema's EFF go it alone?
The EFF's talks with socialist movements about potential coalitions seem to have stalled. We have to ask, is the EFF really on the political left?
Coup by the connected and corrupt
Coup by the connected and corrupt
August 17 marked the 30th anniversary of the murder of Ruth First. She was an incisive writer, a ­democrat in undemocratic times, a white woman...
Parliament no longer men-only club, but still scope for change
Parliament no longer men-only club, but still scope for change
In Tunisia women took almost 25% of the seats in the first post-revolution election. In Algeria they did even better with more than 30% – so...
One love
One love
Who'd have known? Our straight-laced president Kgalema Motlanthe is a sugar daddy, as revealed in the Sunday Independent. According to the...
Bigger than one man
Bigger than one man
Employers are required to know that nobody is indispensable.
In a populist vice-grip
In a populist vice-grip
The post-Polokwane national leadership vacuum, widespread internal ANC divisions and state weakness created the conditions for the recent populist...
More than Pikoli
More than Pikoli
South Africans beware: the recently adjourned public hearings of the Ginwala inquiry revealed much more than a deep mistrust between suspended...
Meet Premier Sogoni
Meet Premier Sogoni
Provincial ANC leaders in the Eastern Cape have won the battle against the national leadership to ensure that their man gets the top job, but...
No easy task for new W Cape premier
No easy task for new W Cape premier
Lynne Brown will be inaugurated on Friday as the Western Cape's first female premier. She told Pearlie Joubert about her journey to her new corner...
Ousted Rasool looks back
Ousted Rasool looks back
Nic Dawes spoke to ousted Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool about his record and his future.
President's stroke stokes crisis
President's stroke stokes crisis
Zambia's governing Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) party is suffering a growing leadership crisis after President Levy Mwanawasa's stroke...

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