South African politics

 
'The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit'
'The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit'
That so many in South Africa’s political fraternity expressed relief that the Constitutional Court’s findings on President Jacob Zuma...
Zuma gathers allies close to fend off opposition
Zuma gathers allies close to fend off opposition
There isn’t just a Cabinet reshuffle on the cards. There is talk in government corridors of sweeping changes to premiers and in Parliament, which...
'No more' - key ANC members turn on Zuma
'No more' - key ANC members turn on Zuma
There are signs that key members of the ANC have turned, or will turn, against President Jacob Zuma.
There are limits to your power, Mr President
There are limits to your power, Mr President
Politically, 2015 was a year of drama, paranoia and grotesque misjudgments. It began with the drama of Julius Malema’s appalling attempt to disrupt...
ANC travelling down a doomed path - Thulas Nxesi
ANC travelling down a doomed path - Thulas Nxesi
Public works minister and ANC NEC member Thulas Nxesi has warned of a looming political disaster facing the ruling party if it does not revisit the...
Editorial: Parties, open your books
Editorial: Parties, open your books
Political parties will tell us nothing about who gives them money. There could be – and we have reason to believe there are – arms...
EFF breakaway: Five times Julius Malema allowed it to happen
EFF breakaway: Five times Julius Malema allowed it to happen
The media briefing by some disgruntled members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had everyone talking on Monday. Was it or wasn't it a...
Right of reply: Help save jobs at Magwa and Majola
Right of reply: Help save jobs at Magwa and Majola
I note and welcome the decision by the Democratic Alliance MPL Athol Trollip and his bank of friends to visit Magwa and Majola tea estates as a...
Politicians' war of words brewing since tea party snub
Politicians' war of words brewing since tea party snub
Last year, Eastern Cape MEC for rural development and agrarian reform Mlibo Qoboshiyane – who also doubles as provincial ANC spokesperson –...
South Africa torn in contradictory directions
South Africa torn in contradictory directions
Achille Mbembe and Andile Mngxitama offer rich provocations and insights in their complementary essays on race and class in South Africa today in the...
Book review: The secret pilgrims
Book review: The secret pilgrims
SONGS AND SECRETS: SOUTH AFRICA FROM LIBERATION TO GOVERNANCE by Barry Gilder (Jacana)

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