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Namibia’s leader wins Mo Ibrahim African leadership prize

The outgoing president is only the fourth winner of the $5-million annual prize, which recognises African leaders who have developed their countries.

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

South Africa is a democratic touchstone in the new Africa. We are safe. But are we? Or have we perhaps been lulled into a false sense of security?

Parliament no longer men-only club, but still scope for change

It has been a good few months for female members of Parliaments around the world, writes Ami Sedghi.

Bigger than one man

The same logic that saw Thabo Mbeki replaced as party president should apply to those who seem to think they represent their own jackets.

A legacy under threat

Mandela is 90. But the celebration of a life of leadership, service and generosity is mixed with the sour taste of a legacy being polluted.

Democracy is yesterday’s hero

The year started on a post-Polokwane note that held out some hope for the opening up of political space and free debate.

Politics 101

Many leaders of the ANC and its left-wing allies are avidly waiting for the government jobs that will open up after next year's elections.

Put your best ideas forward

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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