The Change Starts Now project, which is backed by billionaires and fronted by former banker Roger Jardine, is a top-down attempt by powerful people to win political clout
Fikile Mbalula and the Luthuli House crew may find themselves working from home in the next elections
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the United Democratic Front
Democracy can be about more than elections and the sudden moments of rupture enabled by social media. The patient work of building popular movements remains essential
Eligible voters no longer vote; they don’t trust any politician. The UDF, a coalition of hundreds of small organisations, could be an answer
Several unions were formed in the wake of the seminal strikes 50 years ago, including the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa
Duarte died after an eight month battle with cancer
The party of socialist Black Consciousness has fresh leaders and a pact with the Pan Africanist Congress to begin working at the local level to create a viable and radical Left
Lazarus Chakwera’s ascent to the presidency was made possible by the nine-party Tonse Alliance, which included Mutharika’s former deputy, Saulus Chilima, as his running mate
Dynamic grassroots movements are especially needed in authoritarian states where institutions are fundamentally broken
The death of an Eighties student activist reminds us how much South Africa owes to that generation
Anti-apartheid activists are now using their skills to force the state to deliver socioeconomic justice
The blind pursuit of power has left citizens to make their own way
It was meant to keep the ANC honest but has become another victim of Zuma’s toxic legacy
With the liberal world order in a state of crisis, genuinely democratic alternatives must be found
The Tshwane metro’s DA speaker believes agriculture will stimulate the province’s economy and generate jobs
The almost R12-billion budget for the 2018/19 financial year has to be passed. If it is not passed, the City’s administration could grind to a halt
Judging her by long-held patriarchal standards only exposes our society’s misogynistic gaze
Madikizela-Mandela straddled generations because of her radical politics and her empathy for the oppressed.
‘South Africans are so inured to protests that a small protest at an NPA office in Cape Town barely registers’
Veteran politician Bantu Holomisa says the official opposition can’t take on the ANC alone
The country needs a mass democratic movement to confront the mismanagement that will otherwise beset it, writes Marius Oosthuizen.
The ministry will attempt to exhume the remains of more than eighty political prisoners who were hanged at the facility during apartheid.
Street committees have found their way back into contemporary politics after being instrumental in the demise of apartheid, writes Manqoba Nxumalo.
Is the ANC soft on corruption, and have they fallen short since the glory days of the UDF? We asked UDF leader Popo Molefe this and more.
ANC leader Popo Molefe has reflected on corruption, cadre deployment and the party’s progress since apartheid in light of the UDF’s 30th anniversary.
Mario Wanza, the maverick activist behind the United Democratic Front, says it is needed to fulfil the promises of 1994.
Opposition parties fear that the IEC’s new leadership will be dominated by the ANC’s preferred candidates.
Malawi’s ex-president Bakili Muluzi has formed an alliance with the party that he toppled 15 years ago, officials said on Thursday.
Election manifestos have very little impact on voters, political analysts said on Monday, after a flurry of manifesto launches over the weekend.
Boesak’s announcement coincides with the launch of the Social Justice Coalition by another UDF talwart, Aids activist Zackie Achmat.
With celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the UDF barely over, another broad-based, left-leaning civil society grouping having been launched.