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One way of countering corruption in the ANC is for public figures and business to withdraw their support from the party. But reform of the electoral system is also necessary, writes Sara Gon.

The SACP makes its stand

2017-07-17 08:41

By threatening to participate in the 2019 elections on their own, the SACP is sending a message to the ANC that it will not go down with them, writes Ralph Mathekga.

‘ANC must plan for coalitions’

2017-07-09 06:02

Ruling party mulls over proposal of readying for governance politics as opposition.

‘Let them fire me’

2017-07-09 06:01

Makhosi Khoza remains defiant about publicly voicing her disappointment with the ANC.

The shenanigans and deceit by the ANC in Gauteng

2017-06-29 11:11

Twenty three years into democracy the pundits and the ordinary people of Gauteng are feeling bold enough to foretell the death of the ANC in our province. This was almost unimaginable just a decade ago, writes Matome Chiloane.

ANC cadres are revolutionaries no more

2017-06-27 07:55

The ANC’s faux revolutionaries are more interested in enriching themselves, empowering their business partners and enjoying Johnny Walker Black, than in the plight of ordinary people, writes Max du Preez.

‘Charter can’t stem the tide’

2017-06-25 06:02

ANC economic heavyweight Enoch Godongwana warns that the new Mining Charter could add to the increasing tally of job losses in the sector.

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.

The youth vote could topple the ANC

2017-06-21 08:36

The 1976 Soweto uprising taught us that young people can change history. The numbers suggest that can happen again if the youth show up for the next election, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

BOOK EXTRACT: How did we get here?

2017-06-15 10:26

The ball is in Zuma’s court. His conscience should tell him what to do and, knowing him to be a revolutionary democrat, I am convinced he will do what is right, writes Charles Nqakula.


Don't let Jacob Zuma define who you are

2017-07-18 08:04

There is still a lot more of Mandela in most of us South Africans than of Zuma. Consolidate, reboot, refresh, get your own house in order. Make yourself doom and gloom-proof, writes Max du Preez.

ANC, please protect Makhosi Khoza

2017-07-11 10:48

At a time when a woman's very existence seems under attack in SA, Paul Herman appeals to the ANC to put aside factional issues when it comes to protecting one of its own.

‘I choose my name’

2017-07-09 06:02

Parliament journalists call him the “lord of corporate governance” – he strikes fear into the hearts of state officials who appear before parliamentary committees. But for Mondli Gungubele, asking tough questions is just part of his job.

WATCH: Mantashe on the state of the ANC

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe briefs the media on the party's diagnostic report. Watch live.

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#ANCPolicy17: Scene set for a battle of non-ideas

2017-06-28 11:41

Is the ANC really in a position to discuss policy and forge a collective position on where the country is headed or will policy positions purely function as proxies for factions, asks Ralph Mathekga.

ANC scrambles for unity

2017-06-25 06:02

In a bid to avoid a major loss in 2019, provincial bargaining is taking place to ensure all candidates are represented.

ANC factions could abuse policy conference

2017-06-25 00:00

ANC national executive committee member Lindiwe Sisulu has warned that the ANC policy conference could be rendered useless by factions in the ANC, who have prioritised the bidding of their preferred candidates over policies.

WATCH: Opposition leaders celebrate ConCourt secret ballot judgement

The Constitutional Court has ruled on the UDM's application to force National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to conduct the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma by secret ballot.

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Corrupt SEOs lie at the heart of SA’s economic woes

2017-06-20 10:38

The key implication of the Gupta emails is that reversing the deep damage inflicted on the country must start with reforming state owned enterprises. Reversing the rot will take decades, writes Mishek Mutize and Sean Gossel.

Who is Zuma really afraid of?

2017-06-14 08:09

Whilst the ANC has been using white monopoly capital as the main actor in this noisy year of political theatre, there is another form of paranoia that has taken hold in certain quarters, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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