South African politics

 
Why do people keep voting for the ANC?
Why do people keep voting for the ANC?
This is an edited extract from Jan-Jan Joubert’s book, Will South Africa Be Okay? (Tafelberg)
The elite have stolen the will of the people
The elite have stolen the will of the people
A dangerous contradiction mires South African politics: a rhetorical commitment by government to the empowerment of people, which is then rendered...
[Video][ICYMI] Ramaphosa dropped his 'slate' names, with Pandor as deputy-in-running
[Video][ICYMI] Ramaphosa dropped his 'slate' names, with Pandor as deputy-in-running
In an announcement this past weekend, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his 'slate' ahead of the Elective Conference. Reactions were mixed.
'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...

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