Who is really in charge of our country?

2017-02-26 06:29

A close mate who is not really interested in politics once had an encounter with one of President Jacob Zuma’s young relatives and got a bit of insight into some of the chitchat that happens around the dinner table in Nkandla, writes Setumo Stone.

WATCH: Al Jazeera says Zuma 'handled with kid gloves' at SONA breakfast

2017-02-21 10:53

Al Jazeera’s media analysis show, The Listening Post, criticised the SABC’s coverage of the post-SONA New Age breakfast business briefing with President Jacob Zuma, stating he was asked "softball questions". Watch the full insert below.

Mining industry has done more than most to create black owners - Chamber

2017-02-10 20:01

In a reaction to President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address, the Chamber of Mines says the industry's contribution to black economic empowerment has been significant.

SONA2017: Should we tune in for Zuma's plan?

2017-02-09 08:25

With every year's State of the Nation Address South Africa is a slightly different country. Will the president speak to this year's issues and pressing turmoil, or can we expect more of the same rhetoric, asks Faith Daniels.

SONA2017: Zuma's paranoia on par with PW's

2017-02-08 09:05

Calling in the SANDF to Parliament is a graphic illustration of the real state of the nation according to Jacob Zuma, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Long strikes to be nipped by CCMA - Zuma

2016-12-11 16:03

Efforts to end long protracted strikes within the mining sector may be possible now that amended labour laws give the CCMA more power to intervene.

Heed the warning signs, economists urge govt

2016-12-05 16:59

South Africa should use the time wisely following a ratings reprieve from the three biggest ratings agencies, economists say.

Zuma must be ordered to act against Abrahams – Judge Kriegler

2016-11-23 06:49

Freedom Under Law and the Helen Suzman Foundation say they hope the court rules in their favour and forces President Jacob Zuma to suspend head of public prosecutions Shaun Abrahams.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Nigeria, S Sudan

2016-11-02 20:29

Rights group expresses concerns over upcoming Gambia elections and Nigerian Senate rejects president Buhari's plan to borrow $30bn as the country battles recession.

‘Wheels coming off’ SA state, says Mandela Foundation

2016-11-01 17:18

What public discourse has described as ‘state capture’ by private and political interests is, we believe, a real threat to the republic, says the Nelson Mandela Foundation.


Beyond the numbers, Gordhan's budget will be a political statement

2017-02-22 06:01

Last year, Pravin Gordhan was seen as a saviour following the Nene debacle. He was the interim captain of a floundering ship. This year is different, writes Daniel Silke.

Stop the alternative facts about land reform

2017-02-21 08:25

There can only be one reason why President Jacob Zuma and his loyalists lie about the real facts about black participation in the economy and land reform, writes Max du Preez.

Robust rand brushes off Zuma's SONA

2017-02-10 11:18

The rand was on firmer footing on Friday morning, after showing some jitters earlier on Thursday in anticipation of President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation address.

Deploy the soldiers where they're really needed

2017-02-08 14:37

I have walked the streets of the Cape Flats and cried with the mother sitting on the pavement next to her dead child's body, where one of the longest running, bloodiest wars have been playing out for years, writes Tammy Petersen.

Zuma urges black businesspeople to enrol in industrialist programme

2017-01-08 17:53

The ANC is pinning its hopes on government’s Black Industrialists Programme, launched in 2016, to increase the black majority’s ownership of the economy.

Zuma: The passing of Ncwane is a massive loss for the country

2016-12-05 17:00

President Jacob Zuma has expressed great sadness following the passing of gospel musician Sfiso Ncwane via a statement to the press.

WATCH: Zuma ridiculed by former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

2016-11-28 15:07

Episode two of Amazon’s The Grand Tour was shot in South Africa - giving controversial motoring personality Jeremy Clarkson the perfect opportunity to take a swipe at president Jacob Zuma! Watch.

Top Africa stories: Uganda, Zim, Nigeria

2016-11-08 19:26

Zimbabwean firms urge government to adopt the SA rand as its "reference currency" and Ugandan police "block" opposition leader Kizza Besigye from travelling to SA.

AS IT HAPPENED: #StateCaptureReport to be released

2016-11-02 10:11

It is has been ordered that the Public Protector's State Capture report should be released.

Zuma: My hands are tied on Gordhan charges

2016-10-25 15:47

President Jacob Zuma says it would be “improper” for him to interfere with the work of the NPA with regard to charges laid against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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