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Marginal Power, Blurred Lines & Diluting Stereotypes: SA's changing political landscape

2016-08-24 10:44

South Africa has moved into an era of new politics and this new politics can redraw traditional boundaries and confound old prejudices, writes Daniel Silke.

Disparate opposition takes center stage

2016-08-17 19:03 2481 views

The EFF and DA owned the day - with a floundering ANC following their NEC meeting last week, the momentum is with the opposition, writes Daniel Silke.

#LGE2016: It’s the middle class, stupid

2016-08-05 16:56 8 comments | 10580 views

The 2016 local government election was a battle for the soul of the black middle class and will probably be remembered as the day they stepped up to the plate for a more competitive democracy, writes Piet Croucamp.

#LGE2016: The people have spoken

2016-08-05 14:05 8 comments | 8311 views

The electorate is saying very loudly that it deserves better governance, respect for the Constitution and the rule of law, writes Lawson Naidoo.

Predicting electoral outcomes 'a treacherous endeavour'

2016-08-03 20:11 7104 views

It is very difficult to make predictions about electoral outcomes, even in a country such as South Africa where demographics is a relatively accurate predictor of voting behaviour, writes Piet Croucamp.

Local elections: Voters should know who funds parties

2016-08-02 09:25 4 comments | 3351 views

Voters should also have full access to information about political parties, including who funds them, in order to meaningfully exercise the right to vote, writes Lawson Naidoo.

Max, AfriForum’s password is respect

2016-07-28 09:48 22 comments | 5361 views

AfriForum and Solidarity’s policy determines that every project to be undertaken should be based on reasonable arguments and fairness, AfriForum's Kallie Kriel writes in reply to Max du Preez.

Connecting Africa

2016-07-27 15:30 454 views

The exciting future of a continent that can access the power of Internet of Things.

The Coalition Conundrum

2016-07-12 13:32 871 views

South Africa is likely to see a spate of coalition governments in both Metros and local municipalities across the country ahead of the local elections, writes Daniel Silke .

Light at the end of the immigration policy tunnel

2016-07-06 13:40 1220 views

The Department of Home Affairs can rightly claim success across a broad spectrum of issues. But there is still a long road ahead, writes Stefanie de Saude .

6 hard lessons Brexit teaches us about democracy

2016-06-29 17:20 10 comments | 2802 views

It’s time for the Brits to follow their own advice to keep calm and carry on amidst the fallout of their referendum decision to leave the EU, writes Susan Erasmus. This column open for comment.

Britain votes to leave the EU, Cameron quits – here’s what happens next

2016-06-24 11:16 3770 views

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. This is having an immediate effect on markets. It is also having immediate political ramifications.

'We are watching you, let the journalists work'

2016-06-23 08:16 13 comments | 8500 views

The violence that has been mooted towards journalists in Tshwane today has left me emotionally drained, writes News24 journalist Karabo Ngoepe.

Tshwane events threaten South Africa

2016-06-21 20:30 10150 views

Watching events unfold in Tshwane, South Africans across the political spectrum can largely only hang their heads in shame and consternation, writes Daniel Silke

White lies

2016-06-21 13:00 8 comments | 7149 views

I never thought I would see my face on a white supremacist website that claims to be ‘the global voice of the Ayran race’, but hey, life is full of unpleasant surprises, writes Fiona Zerbst


Has Zuma become an electoral liability to the ANC?

2016-08-02 19:06 4 comments | 4766 views

Is the ANC under Jacob Zuma really much worse than the ANC of Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela, asks Piet Croucamp.

A funny way to show respect, AfriForum

2016-07-29 12:05 3 comments | 2297 views

AfriForum should respect for the right of Afrikaans newspapers to differ from them – or will they threaten consumer boycotts to show how much they respect the rights of others, writes Johan Pienaar.

Can the ANC’s grip on political power be weakened?

2016-07-28 07:08 5 comments | 5701 views

The 2016 municipal elections is seen as a potential watershed moment in our electoral politics, with predictions of a significant drop in support for the ANC, writes Lawson Naidoo.

Local elections 2016 may see coalitions of convenience

2016-07-27 11:10 1 comments | 3063 views

In the upcoming local elections, we could once again be forced to form coalitions between historical adversaries as opposed to between contending interests, writes Piet Croucamp.

2500 South Africans died in Delville Wood – who cares?

2016-07-12 09:56 7354 views

In the bloodiest battle the world has ever seen, 2500 South African soldiers died in Delville Wood a hundred years ago. Here’s we should remember them, writes Susan Erasmus.

Analysis: Is the DA planning to replace James Selfe?

2016-07-04 09:23 6316 views

Right now, much talk in the DA is centring around the future positions of James Selfe and parliamentary chief whip John Steenhuisen, writes Carien du Plessis.

A very disunited kingdom

2016-06-27 14:38 8 comments | 7303 views

Waking up to a new week in Britain post-Brexit is like stirring with an almighty hangover - self-inflicted after either celebrating to excess or drowning your sorrows, writes Adri Kotzé.

A cocktail of ignorance and arrogance from police

2016-06-23 08:16 20 comments | 8210 views

While covering the escalating violence in Ga-Rankuwa, a colleague and I became recipients of some heavy handed police coercion, writes News24 journalist Jeff Wicks.

ANC imposing candidates on voters 'nothing new'

2016-06-22 12:58 3 comments | 2960 views

There is nothing new about the ANC imposing candidates and leaders against the wishes of the majority of members. The difference is in the open defiance seen in Tshwane, writes Terry Bell.

ANC feels the local poll pressure

2016-06-20 12:00 4645 views

With barely six weeks until municipal elections on August 3, the ANC finds itself under substantial pressure, writes Daniel Silke.


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