South African Politics

Why do people keep voting for the ANC?

The party is mired in controversy, but it has delivered basic services to millions of people

The elite have stolen the will of the people

And we the people believe democracy, through voting, will deliver a messianic figure to rescue us
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[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 EFF’s wrecking ball politics is fascist rather than left

People must choose: solve problems through democratic dialogue or intolerant violence, writes Vishwas Satgar.

‘The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit’

French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings from 1755 could have well been written today, about South Africa.

‘No more’ – key ANC members turn on Zuma

An ANC renaissance hinges on the power struggle between President Jacob Zuma and the Pravin Gordhan-Gwede Mantashe-led faction of the ANC.

There are limits to your power, Mr President

The year was one of disastrous and shameful decisions, but our democracy still functions.

ANC travelling down a doomed path – Thulas Nxesi

The public works minister says a bleak future awaits the ruling party if their student arm, Sasco, continues to lose support to the DA and EFF.

Editorial: Parties, open your books

After decades of smarmy evasions, it is breathtaking sophistry that Parliament refers to the Promotion of Access to Information Act for transparency.

EFF breakaway: Five times Julius Malema allowed it to happen

Julius Malema could have proved his critics wrong but didn't. Verashni Pillay lists five mistakes that have created such disgruntlement in the party.

Right of reply: Help save jobs at Magwa and Majola

Mlibo Qobosiyane calls on MPLs and MPs to use their positions to support his efforts to protect the livelihoods of those who work on the tea estates.

Politicians’ war of words brewing since tea party snub

A political war of words is brewing in the former Transkei, in the Eastern Cape, over a cup of tea – or the lack thereof.

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Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories