The suspension prevents party leader Julius Malema and five other MPs from attending this week’s Sona and the budget speech later this month
Join the Mail & Guardian, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and a panel of experts at the post-State of the Nation Address Critical Thinking Forum in Cape Town
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh chats with Prince Mashele about Operation Dudula, Eskom Crisis, Cyril Ramaphosa, EFF Parliament, 2024 Election
Our uncle in the load-shedding business sits on his couch and faces zero accountability
But widespread, destructive flooding does qualify as a disaster
The president tells party leaders that the new electricity minister will also be a project manager for Medupi and Kusile power stations
Mixed reactions to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement, as minerals and energy minister let off the hook to solve electricity crisis
No legal provision for calling a state of disaster because your cabinet is incompetent and your government incapable, panel hears
ANC leaders were caught off guard and left reeling when the president made the announcement, with allies calling for him to explain his actions
South Africa need not accept a political culture that offers up leaders who are out of touch with the nation’s realities
We are tired, disillusioned and disbelieving of yet more promises that fail to materialise. That’s the state we’re in
In a hint of what will come in his cabinet reshuffle, the president sidelined Mantashe with plan to appoint energy minister in the presidency
More funds expected for SAPS, the National Prosecuting Authority and the Special Investigating Unit in the government’s effort to combat crime
Complete ceremony format at a cool R8 million expected at #Sona2023 after last year’s parliament fire caused some events to be cancelled
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh chats with Lukhone Mnguni about loadshedding, South Africa’s governance crisis, the 55th ANC National Conference, and SONA
Presidency says Mabuza is still second in command while he waits for Ramaphosa to release him with Mashatile waiting in the wings
Electricity was the biggest cause and driver of service delivery protests in 2022
‘Large parts of the president’s speech are straight from the DA’s playbook’ – Steenhuisen
South Africa needs a profound restructuring of state-capital relations, coupled with a comprehensive social policy, to address unemployment, poverty and inequality
Although the president deserves some credit for taking responsibility for those events, one wonders if heads will fall in his cabinet in the weeks and months to come.
In his State of the Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said improvement of the business environment would now sit within the presidency and former Exxaro chief executive Sipho Nkosi will lead the ‘red tape team’.
Though the president’s speech hit the right notes, business will be looking out for delivery over promises.
The president promised that the state will act on the findings of the Zondo commission and vowed to cut red tape to facilitate job creation
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the 2022 state of the nation address to a joint sitting of Parliament and the nation
The City Hall was chosen for its technical infrastructure and for being the building from which Nelson Mandela gave his address when he was freed and when he was elected president
Speaker expresses ‘shock’ and ‘sadness’ as fire ravages the historic building, causing the ceiling of the National Assembly to cave in. At lunchtime on Sunday, firefighters were still on the scene
After six bumpy years the communications ministry is determined the project will be completed by March 22
The nature of the ANC’s deployment policies and corruption rooted in the party will undermine Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan for South Africa
Covid-19 has increased South Africa’s already dire child malnutrition levels, and the extension of the R350 special grant is not enough to change this
President Cyril Ramaphosa did little to inspire hope in the government’s strategy of boosting the economy, but all is not lost, political analysts say
Country can’t lose sight of the threat climate change poses, President Ramaphosa says.
The president’s focus is on fixing the economy — infrastructure build and local manufacturing are two priority areas