Since 2004, complaints have piled up against Hlophe. The list is filled with allegations you don't want a senior judge to face, writes Adriaan Basson.
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The ANC has not departed from its historical position about expropriation without compensation, writes Elmien du Plessis. And the governing party and the state won't be able to eschew the courts, it would be unconstitutional.
What are South Africans to make of the murmurs that the ANC plans to recall Cyril Ramaphosa as president of the republic at its next National General Council in June? That's where the party will meet to review if government has implemented its policies.
That in this good guys, bad guys analysis may be the source of hope for some, but it is not helpful in addressing the systemic failures of government. It absolves responsibility from some and approbates undue praise onto others, writes Mmusi Maimane.
A culture should be developed where it is frowned upon for a minister or proxy of a minister to call a director general or a CEO of a state entity enquiring about employment or procurement opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
News24 has interviewed Gordhan and De Ruyter about the Eskom crisis separately, within hours of one another, and the similarities in their outlooks are striking.
In 2010, former US president Barack Obama's detractors vowed to make him a "one-term president". President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing the same challenge: Political opponents are determined to make sure he does not come back after the next party election, reports Pieter du Toit.
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He seems to be under constant pressure, with calls for his dismissal being made daily and from all quarters. But Pravin Gordhan, the minister of public enterprises, seems pretty unflappable, writes Pieter du Toit.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa should quickly correct his mistakes. And he needs to quicken his consultation processes, which do not necessarily have to yield consensus or please everyone before he takes decisions, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Pravin Gordhan, formerly the commissioner of the SA Revenue Service and twice minister of finance, now the minister of public enterprises, has been systematically demonised as corrupt, incompetent and the main reason for Eskom’s descent into dysfunction. And it seems that the assault has worked, writes Pieter du Toit.
The EFF's second national people's assembly taking place at Nasrec in Johannesburg from Friday will almost certainly hold no surprises in terms of the top job.
January 8 statements, once the most serious messages from party leadership, providing guidance to supporters of the movement on the struggle against apartheid, have now become monotonous rhetoric of promises, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
We must take charge of our destinies and create solutions for our children. We can’t afford to wait for this government to get its act together – if we do, we’ll be waiting forever.
The Trump administration has little option but to return to the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran, though perhaps it could be somewhat modified to enable Trump to save face.
A look around the room confirmed this: people were enthralled by him despite their fear and animus given his reputation as the leader of one of the most powerful and feared gangs to have ever come out of South Africa, let alone the Cape Flats, the Hard Livings.
All eyes are on the EFF and Julius Malema as the party commences with its second national people's assembly taking place at Nasrec in Johannesburg.
With their hand revealed, the EFF and ANC in Tshwane will have to follow a democratic process with a little strategic flair to ensure a motion of no confidence in DA mayor Stevens Mokgalapa succeeds.
Two seemingly unrelated events over the last 24 hours might give us some indication of where the political and economic year is headed. And early signs are that it won’t be pretty, writes Pieter du Toit.
Just as it was stuck with an ageing leadership in the 1940s so too today it is stuck with a NEC leadership and cabinet that averages on 60 years old. Innovation and creativity is therefore sparse and the same rhetoric and thinking common in the 1980s and 1990s continues to reign today, writes Wesley Seale
The governing party will celebrate its birthday this weekend. But no amount of champagne, cakes or booze-fuelled parties can mask the reality of the what the ANC has become: it is in terminal decline, losing support and unable to effect the repairs necessary, writes Pieter du Toit.
If we do not address the problem of low literacy and numeracy skills in the system, especially in the early years, there is a high risk of streaming learners according to the education opportunities the system has afforded them, rather than their academic abilities, writes Equal Education
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