How South Africa can stop political interference in who gets prosecuted

2017-06-27 10:11

Could a separate prosecuting body assigned only to political cases be the answer to South Africa's compromised National Prosecuting Authority, asks Jameelah Omar.

Compulsory social security fund on the cards

2017-06-26 14:41

Government is moving ahead with efforts to compel all workers to contribute towards a national social security fund to provide for retirement, death and disability benefits.

SA 'sides' with DRC on investigation into Kasai killings

2017-06-26 09:27

South Africa has chosen to side with the DRC on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province, which has seen hundreds of people being killed in the past 10 months and at least 1.3 million displaced.

DRC's Kabila 'still has a friend in SA', says Zuma

2017-06-25 14:07

President Jacob Zuma has made it clear that his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, still has a friend in South Africa, despite concern about violence in the central African country.

Editorial: JZ just doesn’t get it

2017-06-25 06:04

While delivering judgment on Thursday on the United Democratic Movement’s application to force the Speaker of Parliament to allow a secret ballot on a vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma, the Constitutional Court made pertinent remarks about the functionality of a democracy.

Ubuntu in the public service

2017-06-25 06:03

Public service failure is a failure to institutionalise the values we already have, writes Thuli Madonsela.

Congolese threaten to disrupt Zuma, Kabila meeting in Pretoria

2017-06-24 10:02

Members of the Congolese community in South Africa are threatening to disrupt a state visit by President Joseph Kabila because, they say, he is no longer legally in power in the DRC.

There’s more to state capture than meets the eye

2017-06-23 12:14

Jacob Zuma’s project to sell South Africa’s sovereignty could involve rigging the ANC elections in 2017, and even the national elections in 2019, writes Sipho Pityana.

New charter won't bring down mining sector - Zuma

2017-06-22 18:06

President Jacob Zuma has given the controversial new Mining Charter a ringing endorsement, and denies it will be “an action that brings down the mining sector”.

In your business news: SA debt vs social spending

2017-06-22 17:13

More taxes are likely on the cards for SA, the JSE warns that Oakbay risks suspension and President Jacob Zuma admits his adviser kept mum on his business interests.


Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, DRC

2017-06-27 08:26

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire, and SA has chosen to side with the DRC on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province.

Mngxitama thinks it would be ‘cool’ if Guptas had written Mining Charter

2017-06-26 13:13

Gupta defender Andile Mngxitama believes it would be cool if the Guptas had written the Mining Charter.

There is a common goal to try and get rid of Zuma and ANC - KZN ANC

2017-06-25 22:37

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has said there is a common goal that sought to remove President Jacob Zuma and the ANC from power but did not factor in what would happen afterwards.

SA economy no longer stable - Fragile States Index

2017-06-25 12:26

South Africa’s economy has caused it to decline significantly on the 2017 Fragile States Index and the country is no longer regarded as stable.

Policy as proxy for change

2017-06-25 06:04

As the curtains came down on the last ANC national policy conference in 2012, the policy discussion document on the ANC’s “second transition” had been battered so much that its sponsors only just lived to fight back another day, writes Setumo Stone.

Zuma opens new police station in Lusikisiki

2017-06-24 15:57

President Jacob Zuma rounded off a fraught week with a visit to Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape on Saturday to give the community a chance to tell him what is bothering them.

It was Zuma v Maimane, but the don escaped again

2017-06-23 15:00

It had the potential to be one of the most explosive question sessions President Zuma has faced to date, but the 'teflon don' proved yet again he will not be beaten before his time, writes Paul Herman.

The rise and fall of Zuma the Invincible

2017-06-23 10:45

Jacob Zuma’s ascendance was coupled with a myth of invincibility around him. Eight years later he is writing the final chapters of his own destruction, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Nuclear energy will enrich SA, Zuma says

2017-06-22 17:35

Nuclear energy will bring profits and dividends to South Africa for thousands of years to come, says President Jacob Zuma.

'If we had elections now, you'd lose those metros' - bullish Zuma to DA

President Zuma was at his mud-slinging best when answering questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. Zuma tells Freedom Front MP Corne Mulder that a secret vote is a waste, while telling the DA that the ANC will win back its metros in 2019. Watch.

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