The DA’s long game: Dreaming the impossible dream – clinching it – finally pays off

Crunching numbers and meticulous planning has vaulted the once tiny party into the pound seats.

Women are elected when a crisis exists but most are looking down the glass cliff

Theresa May’s appointment as Britain’s prime minister is a feat for women globally. But she has been handed a poisoned chalice.

There are limits to your power, Mr President

The year was one of disastrous and shameful decisions, but our democracy still functions.

Whoever can change SA politics, stand up

Elites still choose the line SA takes politically and citizens are expected to fall in. We need an enthusiastic alternative like UK's Jeremy Corbyn.

2015: The year the sands start shifting

The political antics of the coming months could set the tone for the next 20 years, writes Richard Calland.

Politics of hope forges a new left

In Spain, traditional approaches and parties are being swept aside to give voters a fresh vision.

Will the Malema-Mbalula twar buff up their brands?

Politics is no different than the dog-eat-dog world of advertising. But similarly, politicians need to move beyond all talk and no delivery.

Hartley: SA politics needs Noakes diet

Times Media editor and author Ray Hartley said SA politics needed more protein or meat, in the form of tough and substantial policy decision-making.

African youth are bystanders in their own economies

The post-1994 dispensation has failed to give young Africans a sense of passion and hope for the future.

Slovo, First biography – Bedfellows of a different feather

Alan Wieder's biography on Joe Slovo and Ruth First focuses on the couple's relationship, their different personalities and opposing views.

Art collecting with Albie Sachs

Former Constitutional Court justice Albie Sachs is bound to art and politics by love and lineage. He chats about this and his years of art collecting.

Mbeki on Madiba’s legacy

Thabo Mbeki shares his thoughts on the booing of Jacob Zuma, the state of leadership, Madiba's legacy and whether he would return to local politics.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders