Gupta family are amateurs, says political analyst

2016-04-15 06:12

The Gupta family played an amateurish game in trying to capture the state, political analyst, Dr Somadoda Fikeni, has told a public seminar at the University of Johannesburg.

New ANCYL leader is intolerant - Friedman

2015-09-11 14:21

The newly-elected ANC Youth League president, Collen Maine, does not seem to be very tolerant of criticism, political analyst Steven Friedman said on Friday after being called a "charlatan" by the new leader.

By-elections give a taste of the poll to come

2015-04-01 06:32

Political parties are contesting by-elections in six provinces - the only real indicator of voter trends ahead of local government elections next year, an analyst says.

Round two for Mbete back as Speaker

2014-05-21 17:20

The National Assembly has elected ANC national chair Baleka Mbete Speaker after 400 new MPs took their seats.

Grants helped keep ANC in power - analyst

2014-05-09 21:24

Political analyst Moeletsi Mbeki says social grants helped the ANC maintain its support.

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.


Steven Friedman explains why he's cutting down on media availability

2016-03-29 10:11

Read why political analyst Steven Friedman says he'll be cutting down on his availability to the media.

Nkandla announcement postponement 'beyond' Nhleko's control

2015-05-27 20:38

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says that reasons “beyond his control” led to him cancelling a news conference where he would have made public his long-awaited Nkandla report.

Mbete back as Speaker

2014-05-21 18:52

The National Assembly has elected ANC national chair Baleka Mbete Speaker after 400 new MPs took their seats.

No plain sailing ahead for ANC - analyst

2014-05-10 09:40

Now that the elections are over, the focus will turn to internal ANC politics, and there is likely to be a lot of turmoil within the party in the next few years, according to a political analyst.

Jacob Zuma not guaranteed another 5 years - Friedman

Political analyst Steven Friedman says Jacob Zuma may not be guaranteed another five years. Watch.

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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.

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