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20 February 2017
                       
 
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17 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African...
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
Zuma's speech was full of 'alternative facts' rather than a reflection of reality
THE CONVERSATION
South African President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation speech will be followed by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Budget speech next week on February 22. They represent the country’s two main...
 
 
12 Feb 2017
 
SA: Archbishop-Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane says vigilance needed from right-thinking South Africans
STATEMENT
As long as Jacob Zuma and his present government are in power, all right-thinking South Africans need to be extra vigilant to protect South Africa’s constitutional democracy. So said one of South...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
 
 
'Peace with who?' - Zuma on calls to step down
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has laughed off calls to step down for "peace's sake", saying every leader of the African National Congress (ANC) has faced attacks from political opponents. Zuma was speaking...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
Cabinet lekgotla before Sona will focus on economy – Zuma
POLITICS
The four day cabinet Lekgotla which sets the tone for President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation (Sona) will focus strongly on boosting South Africa’s economic growth, a statement from the...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
Albie Sachs & Dikgang Moseneke in conversation
What's On
Members of the media are invited to a discussion and book launch of retired Constitutional Court Judges, Albie Sachs and Dikgang Moseneke. The books that will be launched include: 'We the People'...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
What is at stake in the ANC “succession” race?
RAYMOND SUTTNER
“The good news is that it was the last time we saw Jacob Zuma delivering the keynote speech at an ANC January 8 birthday celebration.” ‒ Max du Preez...
 
 
Ramaphosa disappoints supporters after applauding Eastern Cape matric results
EDUCATION
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa caused a stir when he congratulated the Eastern Cape for its 2.5% improvement in the 2016 matric exam results, despite it being the country's worst performing...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
 
 
The ANC’s January 8 anniversary statement: then and now
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Until the 1990s, the ANC’s January 8 anniversary statement was a very important day in the calendar for very many people. For my generation, and many who are older and still alive, and many who are...
 
 
30 Dec 2016
 
Economic growth and jobs priority for 2017, says Zuma in New Year’s message
NEW YEAR
Igniting economic growth to create more jobs would be top of government’s agenda for 2017, President Jacob Zuma said in his New Year’s message to South Africans. Zuma described 2016 as a fruitful...
 
 
15 Dec 2016
 
 
 
We, the People – Insights of an Activist Judge
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
This stirring collection of essays and talks by activist and former judge Albie Sachs is the culmination of more than 25 years of thought about constitution-making and non-racialism. Following the...
 
 
12 Dec 2016
 
ANC has lost support, needs to regain it: Nathi Mthethwa
POLITICS
Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has called on members of the African National Congress (ANC) to focus on issues on the ground saying the party has lost votes. "The fact is that in some...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
Madiba broke ranks when necessary
AHMED KATHRADA
Over the last few months, I have been thinking quite a bit about Nelson Mandela – ‘Madala’ as he and I called each other. My mind wonders along the hills of Qunu, asking them to narrate to me...
 
 
ANC “self-correction”, self-examination and rebuilding democracy
Raymond Suttner
Since the recent ANC National Executive Committee meeting, where a call was made for President Jacob Zuma to step down, conflicting perceptions have emerged. Many sensed that he had been fatally...
 
 
 
                       
 
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