This follows a submission to parliament’s speaker by the law professor and commentator that the process is more important than objections about his objectivity
The chief justice was acting in a non-judicial capacity when chairing the state capture inquiry, so the complaint probably falls outside the law but underscores the risk of naming sitting judges to investigate political scandals
The JSC exceeded its mandate to place the president in a corner in which exercising his wide powers to select the next chief justice have become fettered by popular concerns
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A too narrow focus on the number of convictions from the final report of the state capture commission will mean a failure to see the impact it has already had
Current legislation mainly protects employees and those who make allegations anonymously and offers too little protection for witnesses
Like unfinished flyovers in Cape Town, global climate finance and domestic demand often don’t meet up
The ANC is stronger electorally but is still too weak to help the president make the decisions the country’s many crises demand
And their travails strengthen the scoundrel hand of the anti-Ramaphosa wing of the ruling party
Ironically enough, a potent drive for reform of the capitalist system will come from the private sector
We face a current crisis unlike any other in
history — this one affects everyone everywhere
There is no time for indecisiveness – the president is up against thugs and needs to muscle up to win
Different factions with vested interests are aligning to protect the destructive protector
The president can get rid of the loathsome political figures but he can’t control everything
It is the best of times, the worst of times, but also the most dangerous of times for South Africa and Britain
In a country desperate for solutions, the electorate is indifferent and parties are fighting themselves
Cyril Ramaphosa is no Margaret Thatcher but he is having to determine the same issue: Who runs the country?
The president and his party face a difficult time in the months ahead and the outcome is far from certain
Cyril Ramaphosa’s future depends on getting a result above 60% in the upcoming elections
Risk-versus-reward uncertainty hamstrings any Ramaphoric investment rush
The new president has tough decisions to make but Sisulu or Pandor are a shoo-in for his deputy
How the country navigates the next two years will either rock or steady the ship.
Tensions are probably inevitable in any constitutional democracy that empowers the courts to overrule the executive and legislature.
The first of these that will restore the country’s competitive advantage is to get rid of No 1.
The divisions in the EFF are now apparent. But while Zuma remains in power, the EFF will always have something to bind it.
The Constitution is contested terrain, but the ANC’s progressive, principled voice is mute. Cyril Ramaphosa should resign or speak up now.
Helen Zille questions Richard Calland’s change of tune regarding Mamphela Ramphele and the DA’s aim to broaden its black leadership.
Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj has criticised political analyst Richard Calland’s statement that Zuma doesn’t read, calling it ‘unfortunate’.
Political analyst Richard Calland says President Jacob Zuma "doesn’t read" and is "in many ways, the embodiment of anti-intellectualism".
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What if we took women’s rights seriously? Richard Calland imagines a dream-team executive that could deal with it
The snail’s-pace progress of the Farlam and Seriti commissions undermines public accountability.