Nkandla could derail ANC anti-corruption promises - analyst

2014-01-14 05:30

Political analyst Daniel Silke says the controversy around the security upgrades to Nkandla could derail the ANC's election promise of fighting corruption.

ANC structures flawed - analysts

2013-02-13 20:52

Flaws in the internal structures of the ANC have prevented the party from tackling serious, ongoing problems in South Africa, political analysts say.

Race will matter for years - Friedman

2012-12-12 22:50

People need to realise that race will matter for a long time to come, political analyst Steven Friedman says.

BEE investors to quit Absa

2012-08-05 10:47

Black economic empowerment investors in Absa, are set to sell their stake in the banking group, City Press reports.

Julius Malema's future uncertain

2012-02-29 14:49

Analysts differ on what will happen to Julius Malema if his ANC suspension is upheld, but they say that even if his backers abandon him, it won't mean his career is over.

ANC Limpopo poll 'not a power struggle'

2011-12-14 14:32

The vote for new leadership in the Limpopo ANC will not be influenced by a power struggle between factions of the ruling party, says a political analyst.

Race rules

2011-05-12 00:00

Voters are more dissatisfied than they have ever been before with the way their local municipalities function. Violent public protests and opinion polls confirm that.

'Attackers associated with ANC'

2009-09-28 22:36

Local and international academics have condemned the attacks on a Durban informal settlement, which claimed two lives and was reportedly orchestrated by "people associated with the ANC".


Scepticism over new party

2013-03-22 22:11

The Workers' and Socialist Party will be taken seriously if it works on strengthening its organisational skills, an analyst says.

ANC leadership battle: Game on?

2012-12-12 22:50

Kgalema Motlanthe will challenge Jacob Zuma for the leadership of the ANC, various reports have said, but the deputy president is keeping mum until the party's electoral commission's announcement.

Lonmin violence not 'out of thin air'

2012-08-17 14:39

The violent confrontation that has claimed more than 30 lives near Lonmin's Marikana mine, in Rustenburg, did not just happen out of thin air, says an analyst.

Zapiro has tongues wagging - again

2012-07-10 22:34

Zapiro's latest cartoon is an attempt to re-ignite a debate that needs to be had - or it is simply crude and insulting, according to the views of various analysts.

No mention of service delivery - analyst

2012-02-10 08:11

It's very worrying that President Jacob Zuma made no mention of plans to improve local government and services in his State of the Nation address, an analyst says.

Hush-hush - ANC U-turns, keeps Malema venue secret

2011-09-09 22:15

The ANC has finally opted to keep secret the new venue of disciplinary hearings against Julius Malema and four other youth league leaders, spokesperson Keith Khoza says.

Media crackdown 'about control'

2010-09-22 08:01

The government's proposed media crackdown should be seen in the context of its own crisis of legitimacy, says Mail and Guardian editor Nic Dawes.

'Political accountability needed'

2009-08-06 09:05

Political accountability and effective governance will be South Africa's real challenges over the next few years, says political analyst Steven Friedman.

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