Analysis

Commentators don't understand the ANC – or the country

34 minutes ago

??Regular media as well as social media in South Africa have much to say about the governing ANC. But much of the commentary fails to understand the party – or the country, writes Steven Friedman.

How Bosasa's bribes mutilated South Africa's Constitution

2019-01-22 07:45

When the Bosasa wolves started paying bribes to members of parliament, the Constitution of our country was trampled on, dragged into the mud and left for dead.

Western Cape by-elections: DA has reason to worry, ANC must pull up its socks

2019-01-21 18:00

The DA has reason to be seriously worried ahead of the elections coming up in May, while the ANC needs to pull up its socks if it wants to capitalise on the DA's loosened grip on the Western Cape.

Why Agrizzi is spilling the beans now

2019-01-18 06:00

One of the biggest questions surrounding the testimony of former Bosasa director Angelo Agrizzi at the state capture commission of inquiry is why: Why is Agrizzi taking the risk to reveal all?

Zimbabwe crisis: What you need to know

2019-01-16 13:53

Zimbabwe's anti-government protest strike has entered day three with streets, particularly in Harare, said to be deserted. Here is what you need to know.

Angelo Agrizzi is pulling the plug on Bosasa: Why you should care

2019-01-16 10:40

Angelo Agrizzi's testimony is bound to be explosive, and will implicate dozens of top government officials at the department of correctional services and justice among others, and even former president Jacob Zuma himself.

 

 

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EXPLAINER: Who are al-Shabaab attackers of Kenya hotel?

2019-01-17 10:09

The overnight attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi that left 14 dead was quickly claimed by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab. Who are the al-Shabaab attackers of the hotel in Kenya's capital?

Brexit uncertainty: What next for SA?

2019-01-16 14:11

Several scenarios face South Africa amid uncertainty over Britain leaving the European Union, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, which could affect both trade and SA companies operating in the UK.

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From Ramaphoria to reality: the presidential challenge

2018-12-21 11:01

Strong institutions have shielded SA so far, but President Cyril Ramaphosa's reform promises must deliver something tangible soon, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Electoral commission has its work cut out to ensure legitimate 2019 poll

2018-12-13 08:07

The Electoral Commission of South Africa's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of conducting internationally acclaimed elections.

The pressure is on for Shamila Batohi: Why the NPA cannot afford a false dawn

2018-12-07 06:00

Shamila Batohi is the final piece in the puzzle required to start the process of rehabilitating the country's criminal justice system. We cannot afford her appointment to be a false dawn, writes Mandy Wiener.

Shamila Batohi gets the hardest job in the republic

2018-12-04 20:00

Competing interests, political smokescreens and power struggles all come into play in our volatile political environment, where ANC battles have had such a corrosive effect on South Africa's institutions. Shamila Batohi has her work cut out for her.

Bastards and bloody agents: Tracking the relationship between the media and the EFF

2018-11-30 05:00

The EFF and the media have had a fraught relationship ever since the party was established in 2013. But journalists are also copping flak for seemingly being too soft on the party in the past, writes Pieter du Toit.

The year of the buffalo: Zuma, wheel nuts and load shedding

2018-12-14 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa has had a heck of a long year. His ouster of Jacob Zuma on Valentine’s Day was the undisputed highlight. But it hasn’t been plain sailing since, writes Pieter du Toit.

Human rights 70 years on: Important victories as well as major misses

2018-12-10 11:47

Numerous human rights principles adopted during the last 70 years might not have the effects we would like to see. But they have not been in vain, writes Henning Melber.

How Johann Rupert's charm offensive backfired

2018-12-06 15:17

Johann Rupert's interview seems to have been an attempt to speak directly to a demographic that he feels has misunderstood him. But it went horribly wrong.

10 top priorities in new NDPP Shamila Batohi's inbox

2018-12-04 15:43

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed advocate Shamila Batohi as the new Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). Here are ten top priorities that she should tackle.

Friday Briefing: The end of the show - Malema vs the media

2018-11-30 09:18

Editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson writes about the time when his “whiteness” wasn’t a problem for Malema, academic Glenda Daniels considers how the media should cover the EFF and Pieter du Toit tracks journalists’ fraught relationship with Malema & Co.

The enemy is corruption, not journalists - expert

2018-11-30 06:00

Dr Glenda Daniels, associate professor in media studies at Wits University and SA National Editors' Forum council member answers questions on how the media should cover controversial statements made by the EFF.

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