Polokwane conference

 
Zuma’s corrosive legacy is self-inflicted
Zuma’s corrosive legacy is self-inflicted
He worked his way up from poverty and imprisonment for his political beliefs to become the country’s leader but he will be remembered for a...
Zuma: From unifier to divider
Zuma: From unifier to divider
In closing the ANC’s Polokwane conference in 2007, at which he became the party’s 12th president, Jacob Zuma’s message to delegates was...
SA’s democratic foundations shaken
SA’s democratic foundations shaken
An aspect of the groundswell against President Jacob Zuma’s looting ways has been bothering me. I could not quite figure out, until now, what...
Unlike Trevor Manuel, Pravin Gordhan cannot retire
Unlike Trevor Manuel, Pravin Gordhan cannot retire
It is the height of irony indeed. The elements of the ruling tripartite alliance, especially those within the South African Communist Party (SACP)...
Maharaj dismisses alleged involvement in spy tape collusion
Maharaj dismisses alleged involvement in spy tape collusion
Presidency Spokesman Mac Maharaj on Sunday dismisses, as 'paranoia' spy tape claims that he co-ordinated President Jacob Zuma's victory at the 2007...
Editorial: Feel it. The day of reckoning is here
Editorial: Feel it. The day of reckoning is here
Two blocs collided and the Jacob Zuma insurgents prevailed over an excessively confident incumbency. It knocked out a president, sheared off a chunk...
Polokwane decisions yield a mixed bag of results
Polokwane decisions yield a mixed bag of results
As it converges in Mangaung five years later, the Mail & Guardian looks at the progress that has been made in implementing them.
Jacob Zuma is confident of his innocence
Jacob Zuma is confident of his innocence
As in life, political events have a way of conniving with each other as if by design -- and can result in political foes singing the same tune. But...
Zuma is playing a dangerous game
Zuma is playing a dangerous game
For President Jacob Zuma and his supporters, victory at the ANC's Polokwane conference was crucial to controlling those levers of state power that...
Mbeki's burden will be Zuma's too
Mbeki's burden will be Zuma's too
With the baton now in Msholozi's hand, the time for umshini'wam is over.
The infantilisation of politics
The infantilisation of politics
If there's one thing driving me into the arms of the ANC --Mark2, it's Youth League president Julius Malema and his ilk. And I'm not alone.
Unrest at NWU (again)
Unrest at NWU (again)
North West University (NWU) managers have challenged Education Minister Naledi Pandor's intervention at the unrest-torn university, saying they...

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