Latest articles on South African Politics

SA needs more young people in politics

Young people are a critical demographic in South Africa, but their influence on national politics in the past two decades has been limited

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

[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.

Visit the Mail & Guardian‘s Coronavirus Hub for the latest data and advice on the disease in South Africa.

Click here for more.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

Press Releases

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday