Analysis

Why the Zondo commission needs to pick up the pace

2018-09-18 19:00

South Africans are being reminded daily that Zuma may have left office, but that he still is capable of muddying the waters. The commission needs to act as swiftly as it can, writes Richard Calland.

Incoming CT mayor Plato has colourful history with informants, intelligence

2018-09-18 14:32

A high-ranking police officer has previously accused Cape Town mayoral candidate Dan Plato of using public funds to pay informants and of conducting intelligence operations in his capacity as MEC for Community Safety in the Western Cape.

Dagga ruling a joint victory - now to hash out the details

2018-09-18 13:04

The highest court in the land has lived up to its name and upheld a Western Cape High Court decision that it is legal to be in possession of dagga in your private capacity.

Land: Guarding against single story narratives

2018-09-17 13:15

When assessing our ancestors' choices, we need to look at the deeds in the era that they occurred in and not judge them by today's environment. And that is the heart of the problem.

WATCH: The far right's myth of South African 'white genocide'

2018-09-07 14:21

Farm attacks are part of a greater violent crime problem in SA and there's no reliable data to suggest that white farmers are targeted more than any other racial group, the government has said.

ANALYSIS: Cynical reliance on Constitution biggest barrier to land reform

2018-09-05 15:26

The cynical reliance on the Constitution to protect that which was unfairly gained in the past is one of the biggest obstacles to successful land reform in South Africa, says Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

 

 

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The strange strategic choices of the DA

2018-09-18 06:41

DA leader Mmusi Maimane's possible decision to become the DA's candidate for premier of the Western Cape could open the party up for even more internal conflict, analysts say.

South Africans come off second best as politicians play havoc with coalitions

2018-09-17 09:26

If political parties don’t learn lessons from their current coalition partnerships, ordinary citizens will suffer while politicians engage in a game of chess to secure power, writes Joleen Steyn Kotze.

DA's failure to account publicly could be its downfall

2018-09-07 08:06

With allegations of corruption in the ANC getting a public face in the State Capture Inquiry, one would expect an effective opposition party to take full advantage.

Fact-checked – Vincent Smith's statement on alleged Bosasa corruption

2018-09-04 17:26

Top ANC MP Vincent Smith has released a statement following News24's report detailing cash payments by Bosasa to a company of which Smith is the sole director. Here is our analysis.

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The heavy price SA is paying for dysfunctional local government

2018-09-04 14:39

There needs to be a thorough investigation into the structure, size and types of municipalities. This should ideally be done by independent experts on behalf of the government, writes Dirk Brand.

Theresa May's post-Brexit Africa agenda smacks of desperation

2018-08-31 10:47

There are many good reasons for deepening trade links across the region but presenting this as the solution to Britain’s likely post-Brexit economic woes seems misguided at best, writes Michael Jennings.

ANC unpacks land reform in relaunched party magazine

2018-08-30 12:03

Not so much a matter of "if" and "when", but "how" to effectively deal with land reform without bringing harm to the economy, is the central question experts and senior members of the ANC grapple with in the party's relaunched quarterly magazine, Umrabulo.

How the Guptas made money while being unbankable

2018-08-27 12:21

How the Guptas received billions and moved it around has mostly been a mystery. An extensive investigation by Scorpio and News24 pointed directly to the abuse of, among others, Bank of Baroda and SARS.

State capture talking points: death threats and Duduzane's Merc

2018-08-24 16:54

Mcebisi Jonas on Friday spoke extensively about his infamous meeting with Gupta at the family’s Saxonwold compound, the events surrounding Nhlanhla Nene’s dismissal as finance minister and subsequent events.

At the end of the rainbow: re-evaluating Mandela's legacy

2018-08-24 11:43

Nelson Mandela embodied kaleidoscopic reconciliation in 1994, but what is the prism fracturing his legacy in 2018, asks Ufrieda Ho.

Trump's tweet of SA government's own making, says IRR

2018-08-23 12:54

Donald Trump has tweeted that South Africa has begun seizing land from white farmers and that he has asked the US secretary of state to look into the matter. Frans Cronje, CEO of the Institute of Race Relations, responds.

Buthelezi's retirement won't end ethnic 'traditionalism'

2018-08-30 10:44

Mangosuthu Buthelezi carries extensive accountability for the sectarianism that characterised politics in South Africa before 1994, writes Gerhard Maré.

New NMB alliance a 'rent-seeking coalition' - Crispian Olver

2018-08-28 22:30

The new alliance governing Nelson Mandela Bay is a rent-seeking coalition that will divide the metro into turfs and give the new council licence to take whatever spoils they can for personal gain, says author and activist Crispian Olver.

John McCain, dead at 81, helped build a country that no longer reflects his values

2018-08-27 05:01

McCain ended his career honorably and bravely, but with hostility from the White House, marginal influence in the Republican-controlled Senate, and a public less receptive to the positions he has long embodied.

Former US ambassador to SA slams Trump for spreading 'dangerous racial myth'

2018-08-24 14:48

From a South African perspective, it is not possible to have serious relations with a country whose president briefs his secretary of state of via social media, says an analyst.

Donald Trump's SA tweet: how he got the message

2018-08-24 05:50

US President Donald Trump tweeted about SA after presumably watching Fox News. How did the message reach him? We trace the origin of his tweet.

Expropriation without compensation: Fact-checking Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump

2018-08-23 11:51

Conservative US television host Tucker Carlson has told his millions of viewers that President Cyril Ramaphosa was 'a racist' and that the Constitution had been changed to enable the seizure of white land.

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