Analysis

Crisis proofing South Africa's water security

2018-11-11 19:00

South Africa can’t change the climate systems that influence weather variability and conditions. But it can do a lot to adapt to changing conditions, writes Kevin Winter.

The good, the bad and the ugly of the NDPP shortlist

2018-11-11 07:02

A panel assisting President Cyril Ramaphosa with appointing a new National Director of Public Prosecutions has published a shortlist of candidates. Mandy Wiener takes a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the shortlist.

Gigaba – towards the end game?

2018-11-08 12:44

Embattled Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has gone from positioning himself as a victim of circumstance, to issuing threats and even defiantly refusing to step down from his position, amidst growing calls for President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire him.

Can the centre hold, or will SA get its own Bolsonaro?

2018-11-06 17:00

Hopefully, Cyril Ramaphosa will prove capable of cleansing the upper reaches of the state. But this will simultaneously mean reforming the ANC, writes Roger Southall.

Silas Ramaite and the sex tape: Dirty tricks campaign or damp squib?

2018-11-05 20:49

It would seem that someone is trying to smear Silas Ramaite, but it is unclear whether this is related to the search for a new National Director of Public Prosecutions.

 

 

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Commissions of inquiry galore: What good can they do?

2018-11-08 19:39

South Africans might be forgiven for expecting two key commissions of inquiry currently underway to change the country. Some of these expectations are unrealistic, as a look at the commissions’ functions and powers show, writes Cathleen Powell.

Bosasa taint means Ramaphosa's anti-corruption drive could die at home

2018-11-07 07:36

President Cyril Ramaphosa's failure to deal decisively with allegations against his son over a payment from corruption-accused facilities management company Bosasa will come back to haunt him, writes Kyle Cowan.

US midterm elections for dummies: What losing the House means for Trump

2018-11-06 12:24

The results for the US midterm elections show that Republicans remain in control of the Senate while Democrats now hold a majority in the House of Representatives. What does this mean for President Donald Trump? Here is a dummies guide to the midterm election results.

Malusi Gigaba and state capture: A short history of Eskom, Transnet and Home Affairs

2018-11-05 17:03

Besides the circulation of an embarrassing personal video Malusi Gigaba has been castigated by the public protector, Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court. But it's his close association with state capture that he wants people to forget the most.

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6 questions answered about the De Lille saga

2018-11-02 08:42

The past 18 months saw a battle royal in the DA in Cape Town, which reached a turning point when Patricia de Lille resigned as mayor and DA member.

Voters are moving beyond party loyalty: They want delivery

2018-11-01 06:02

The attention of South Africans has recently been firmly fixed on issues of good governance – or more specifically on its failures, writes Leila Patel.

Mihalik murder: 'His loyal friends will pick up his blood'

2018-10-30 15:45

The assassination of prominent criminal advocate Pete Mihalik in Cape Town has sparked concerns about an escalation in violence as retaliation is sought, writes Mandy Wiener.

Malusi Gigaba sex scandal: Should we care about politicians' private lives?

2018-10-30 06:00

Political sex scandals are nothing new, but do the private lives of politicians matter? And do we want our political debate to be conducted at the level of People magazine, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.

ANALYSIS: Game-changing ConCourt judgment empowers communities - experts

2018-10-28 07:02

Not only did a recent Constitutional Court ruling return the Lesetlheng community to their land, but its ruling has big ramifications for how communities and mining companies negotiate in the future.

DA plays populist immigration card

2018-10-23 10:10

As elsewhere in the world, migration is increasingly at the centre of South Africa’s public debate. For the first time, the DA has released a document outlining its "immigration plan" for the country, writes Loren B Landau.

6 questions answered about gun ownership

2018-10-22 16:32

Last week gun owners' associations were up in arms over a draft bill on gun licences which proposes taking away self-defence as a reason to own a gun. Jackie Nagtegaal answers six questions about gun ownership in South Africa.

The history of WMC

2018-11-02 08:00

Scores of sockpuppet accounts from India participated in an unprecedented disinformation campaign aimed at vindicating the beleaguered Gupta family.

DA vs De Lille: 5 think-pieces to read by those in the know

2018-10-31 12:12

Here is a round-up of news and analysis of events leading up to today - the day the 18-month battle between the DA and Patricia de Lille, was expected to come to an end… but probably won't.

ANC will go to polls with only one major asset: President Ramaphosa

2018-10-28 18:56

The ANC has completely forfeited its right to be re-elected in 2019. It knows it, and is running scared. But the odds are that it will still win, even though with its smallest majority yet, writes Roger Southall.

Why the appointment of the NPA boss is so important

2018-10-23 14:50

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a panel to help him appoint a new National Director of Public Prosecutions. This is how it will work and why it's important.

Saudi prince likely to survive worst crisis yet

2018-10-22 08:12

The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul is unlikely to halt Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rise to power, but could cause irreparable harm to relations with Western governments.

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