Analysis

Why changing the Constitution won't solve the land problem

2018-11-15 13:05

There is a big problem with the government’s thinking behind land reform. It’s rooted in a Western, colonial mindset that’s totally out of step with how many would-be beneficiaries understand land, writes Simon Hull.

Hogan's evidence a siren call to Zuma

2018-11-14 09:20

The most disturbing revelation of Barbara Hogan's testimony during her second day at the Zondo commission must have been how Jacob Zuma blatantly interfered in the operations of Eskom, writes Pieter du Toit.

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.

 

 

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10 questions about expropriation without compensation answered

2018-11-16 06:25

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee has adopted a recommendation that the Constitution should be amended to allow for expropriation without compensation. News24 tries to answer some questions which might arise from this development.

NDPP panel committed to find a unicorn

2018-11-15 07:42

The panel that has been meeting at the Union Buildings to interview candidates for the position of National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) is looking for a unicorn, writes Mandy Wiener.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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