Analysis

Cabinet reshuffle: Zuma overestimates his own power

2017-10-18 10:52

Jacob Zuma is an undeserving president. He liked the system for allowing him to rise to the top. But he neither understands nor likes how it operates, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Cabinet reshuffle No.12: Where is Dlamini-Zuma?

2017-10-17 12:33

Why was presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma left out of President Zuma's new Cabinet, after speculation that she would be given a portfolio to bolster her presidential campaign?

Zuma loses bid to dodge 783 charges. But will he have the last laugh?

2017-10-16 09:32

As the SCA points out in its judgment, Zuma and his lawyers have done everything in their power to prevent the president having his day in court and would have to answer to the charges levelled against him, says Pierre de Vos.

Trump embraces turmoil as strategy

2017-10-14 14:21

Unable or unwilling to completely erase his predecessor's signature initiatives, President Donald Trump this week turned to another approach: wreaking havoc.

Max du Preez: Things are more unpredictable than ever

2017-10-13 06:55

There is a real possibility that President Zuma's preferred candidate might not win the ANC's election. But who will be the prevailing candidate? And what does each option mean for South Africa? Max du Preez explains.

Who is David Mabuza, ANC kingmaker?

2017-10-10 06:50

David Mabuza, who's referred to himself as The Cat for his many political lives, has since 2009 been running Mpumalanga like his personal turf with the president’s protection.

 

 

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Adriaan Basson: What the spy tapes ruling means for Zuma's future

2017-10-13 11:39

The SCA has ruled that the decision to drop corruption charges against Zuma was irrational. Technically the NPA must now recharge him, but knowing the president, that’s not the end of the story, says Adriaan Basson.

The pros and cons of deploying the army in our neighbourhoods

2017-10-11 07:36

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has asked the assistance of the army to fight crime in Gauteng and Cape Town. Under what circumstances is it allowed and what are the risks? The ISS's Johan Burger explains.

Why the Nobel Peace Prize brings little peace

2017-10-09 08:44

Expecting the Nobel Peace Prize to bring world peace would be an unfair standard to apply. However, research shows the winners and their causes have rarely profited from the award.

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Why the Nobel Peace Prize brings little peace

2017-10-09 08:44

Expecting the Nobel Peace Prize to bring world peace would be an unfair standard to apply. However, research shows the winners and their causes have rarely profited from the award.

Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future

2017-10-06 15:23

It’s been 60 years since the Soviet Union fired the first salvo of the space age. Today satellite applications are woven into the fabric of everyday life, writes Keith Gottschalk.

De Lille, Smith suspension an embarrassment - analyst

2017-10-04 18:30

The animosity between De Lille and Smith smacks of deep rooted dissent and illustrates an inability by the DA's national leadership to tackle internal clashes in a timeous manner, says Daniel Silke.

SA needs to save itself from sickly SOEs

2017-09-15 14:30

Government is said to be considering selling its stake in Telkom, in order to save the troubled SAA. This has brought back debates about what is the right thing to do around the country’s state owned enterprises, says Seán Muller.

How smart meters can save water in drought ridden Cape Town

2017-09-05 13:59

A key challenge affecting water consumption behaviour is the time lag between consumption and the related bill and the resolution of the information on the bill, writes MJ Booysen.

Has the labour movement become a middle class movement?

2017-08-24 10:18

The South African labour landscape has undergone massive changes in the past few years that have left the country’s trade union movement almost unrecognisable, writes Andries Bezuidenhout.

Allowing the sale of horn stockpiles is a setback for rhinos in the wild

2017-08-22 10:39

A government whose general bureaucratic efficacy is questionable surely cannot be trusted to regulate rhino horn in the manner supposed by the court, writes Ross Harvey.

Too few women in science: why academies are part of the problem

2017-10-06 15:32

Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment, writes Dorothy Ngila.

What Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony

2017-10-05 08:45

Tutu is often criticised for advocating a kind of reconciliation that lets white beneficiaries of apartheid injustice off the hook. But this criticism isn’t fair, writes Thaddeus Metz.

'Rogue unit' retraction: 5 questions answered

2017-09-18 15:45

If you are in the dark about the controversy surrounding SARS and the KPMG report about the so-called "rogue unit", read here.

Spy tapes: What you need to know

2017-09-14 09:59

President Jacob Zuma and the NPA are back in court to appeal a High Court judgement that the NPA's decision not to prosecute Zuma on corruption charges was irrational. Legal expert Ulrich Roux explains.

Is North Korea winning the deterrence war with the US?

2017-08-29 14:46

Conventional wisdom says that if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an act of suicide. But brace yourself for what deterrence experts call the "theory of victory," writes Eric Talmadge.

Why it's crucial to know who funds our political parties

2017-08-24 09:04

A key question relating to transparent political party functioning and governance that has remained unanswered for many years is who funds political parties, writes Leanne Govindsamy.

5 questions about cannibalism answered

2017-08-22 14:19

There is no criminal charge for eating human flesh, but the National Health Act clearly stipulates that it is illegal to be in possession of any human tissue unless authorised by the relevant person or institution.

Grace Mugabe: diplomatic immunity isn’t an ‘out of jail’ ticket

2017-08-22 08:40

There is no basis in customary, conventional international law or domestic law for the spouse of a head of state to claim – as a right – immunity when visiting a foreign state, writes Gerhard Kemp.

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