Analysis

ANALYSIS: In London, Ramaphosa doesn't seem to have convinced The Economist and FT

2019-10-15 12:39

President Cyril Ramaphosa's interviews in London this week reveals a growing impatience outside South Africa with the lack of symbolic and visible progress to claw back the losses from the past decade.

ANALYSIS | Race, redress and liberalism: How the DA lost its way

2019-10-11 06:00

Helen Zille’s return to DA politics is an unabashed challenge to the Mmusi Maimane doctrine. There are stark differences between two prevailing schools of thought in the party. Only one will survive, writes Pieter du Toit.

ANALYSIS: Seeds of DA discontent were sown in 2015

2019-10-08 10:55

The DA's leadership election in 2015 was an unnatural event. Helen Zille's hand was forced when she wasn't ready to leave. Four years later and it's clear she regrets her decision, writes Pieter du Toit.

ANALYSIS: World Cup is reminding South Africans that sport is still divided

2019-10-04 09:24

As South Africa’s Springbok rugby team vies for victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament, it is worthwhile to reflect on the historical substance of sports unity since 1994.

ANALYSIS | Genesis: How the SARS rogue unit narrative was born and normalised

2019-10-04 06:00

The inspector-general of intelligence's (IGI) report into the SARS investigative unit was the basis on which all other adverse findings against SARS was made. But court papers now reveal how the IGI was handed evidence which was never considered.

 

 

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Friday Briefing: How the DA lost its way

2019-10-10 21:01

Recent developments have exposed deep seated divisions in the DA on which direction it should take ideologically to renew its legitimacy as an opposition party capable of winning elections.

10 questions to Helen Zille: 'It's a fight between nationalists and liberals'

2019-10-07 12:48

Helen Zille, the former DA leader en until recently premier of the Western Cape, is seeking to make a dramatic return to active politics and has agreed to be nominated for the position of the DA's federal chairperson. She explains to Pieter du Toit that the conflict in the party is one between racial nationalists and democratic liberals.

Intelligence watchdog to investigate spies, journalists as part of SARS 'rogue unit' probe

2019-10-04 06:00

Operatives of the State Security Agency (SSA), the Public Protector, two former Sunday Times journalists, agents of multi-national tobacco company British American Tobacco, former SARS officials and crime intelligence cops are being investigated by the inspector-general of intelligence (IGI) for their role in the SARS "rogue unit" debacle.

Friday Briefing: The SARS rogues hit back

2019-10-03 21:06

A new post-state capture narrative seems to be developing, one in which not only the existence of the damaging phenomenon of capture is being disputed, but where the actions of those who enabled it are being whitewashed.

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ANALYSIS: Young South Africans upbeat despite broken promises and poor odds

2019-10-01 15:19

There is no doubt that young people in South Africa face a myriad of problems: high unemployment, poor educational outcomes, various forms of poverty, and less than ideal mental and physical health, including high rates of HIV.

ANALYSIS: 8 reasons why impeaching Trump is a big risk for the Democrats (and 3 reasons why it's not)

2019-09-26 11:05

Whether successful or not – and most impeachments are not – the fallout will be deep and enduring. The impediments, even if Trump did commit a high crime in his diplomatic dealings with Ukraine, are considerable.

ANALYSIS | Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow could face life sentence after judge rules his actions were premeditated

2019-09-17 07:20

Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow won't have wiggle room in arguing for a deviation from a life sentence for rape after his version of events that he acted "impulsively" was rejected by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Friday Briefing: Robert Mugabe and what he left behind in Zimbabwe

2019-09-12 15:46

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be laid to rest with a number of leaders in attendance including President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Kevin Malunga: Lessons from Robert Mugabe's misrule and how not to run a country

2019-09-09 17:15

Those that have experienced the misrule and tyranny of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe have a duty to correct the false eulogies and hagiographies now being peddled about that country's former president. And the only lesson to learn form Mugabe is how not to run a country, writes Kevin Malunga.

ANALYSIS: Can Ramaphosa's new service delivery plan get local government going again?

2019-09-27 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally launched his first initiative on service delivery, giving the nation an indicator to assess his performance. Mpumelelo Mkhabela says his most important challenge is to prove Khawuleza is not one of the many we have seen before.

ANALYSIS | All over the show: How Julius Malema is trying to divert attention

2019-09-20 06:00

The EFF, an organisation that styles itself as the leaders of the deferred socialist and agrarian revolution which will end economic hardship in South Africa, seems to be discharging its load of vitriol, populism and racism in all directions every second day.

ANALYSIS: Buthelezi's succession sparks democracy debate

2019-09-19 08:15

It is irrefutable that, despite many challenges, Prince Buthelezi held the IFP together. As he signed off, it was the manner of the leadership transition that captured many people’s attention.

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