Mugabe outsmarted his generals - why he would not resign

2017-11-20 08:32

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is teaching his comrades in the military a hard lesson that a half-coup will not achieve full results, or the intended results for that matter, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Calling for Mugabe to go does not make you a bad African

2017-11-20 10:57

It is possible to acknowledge the role Mugabe played in fighting for liberation whilst also criticising the damage he has caused in his country, writes Mondli Zondo.

Regional geopolitics could pave the way for change in SA

2017-11-20 15:17

Should the bloodless coup in Zimbabwe succeed, could this embolden the anti-Zuma faction inside the ANC to take more decisive action, asks Nontsikelelo Mpulo.

Far from uhuru for Zimbabwe

2017-11-20 10:58

What is sad about all this is that what is being done has nothing to do with creating better lives for Zimbabweans. It is all about self serving individuals who think they are entitled to rule this country, writes Crecey Kuyedzwa.

Victory doesn't detract from shoddy Bok display

2017-11-20 10:18

The Springboks were made to seem far better than they were by a seriously poor French side, writes Lloyd Burnard.

Zimbabwe’s crisis may be a catalyst for change

2017-11-19 05:51

Zimbabwe’s “bloodless coup” this week seems to have made political experts out of ordinary citizens around the globe. Yet, the impulse of South Africa’s political leadership is to jump in the opposite direction, writes Jason Musyoka.


BETTER DAYS:  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during the Binational Commission session between South Africa and Zimbabwe in Pretoria in October. (Picture: Gallo)

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Options on the table as SA wrestles with funding higher education

2017-11-20 11:48

The Fees Commission report provides an accurate diagnosis of the state of higher education funding, as well as the problems it faces. But its proposed solutions are problematic, writes Seán Muller.

Brand Mugabe may take down Brand Zuma

2017-11-20 12:36

Zimbabwe sends the message that failed incumbency does not deserve to be rewarded with succession. And rightly or wrongly, the Zuma brand will bear the brunt of this, says Daniel Silke.

What the Gupta man saw

2017-11-19 05:51

President Zuma has been described variously as a strategist, a master chess player, a conniving politician, a devious character, and a dishonest and greedy leader, writes Mondli Makhanya.

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Rivonia tapes allow us to recover lost voices

2017-11-19 05:52

History is as much about story telling as it is about fact. Very few people are inspired by a list of names and dates; instead we crave a narrative to piece together the past and how we came to be where we are, writes Gavin Fischer.

How we will rebuild South Africa

2017-11-19 05:52

A new deal for economic growth rests on rooting out corruption, improving education, creating jobs and restoring investor confidence, writes Cyril Ramaphosa.

We need two centres of power

2017-11-19 05:52

The logic of not allowing Thabo Mbeki a third term as head of the ANC was to avoid “two centres of power”. In other words, to avoid a tug-of-war between party headquarters Luthuli House and the presidency, writes Chuck Stephens.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - German U-boats

2017-11-17 15:28

In the latest feature in the series, 'Declassified: Apartheid Profits', we explore the military and intelligence ties between apartheid South Africa and West Germany, and how they bled into arms dealing in democratic South Africa.

Zimbabwe's state capture battle: lessons for SA

2017-11-17 08:21

To think that what has happened in Zimbabwe will never happen in South Africa, and become complacent about state capture, is a moral hazard, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Paris glory won't erase Albany and Dublin gore

2017-11-17 08:27

The short-term gain of a win against France won’t erase the 2017 Springboks pain of Albany and Dublin, writes Mark Keohane.

Let’s find ways to dream freedom anew

2017-11-18 23:59

More than two decades after the advent of democracy in South Africa, the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela sits at the heart of debates about the country’s progress, or lack thereof, writes Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi.

Book extract: The politics behind the politics

2017-11-19 05:52

In her second book, novelist Rehana Rossouw, herself a seasoned journalist, tells the story of Aaliyah ‘Ali’ Adams, a hard-nosed political reporter from the Bo-Kaap who will follow a trail of corruption during the second year of the Mandela presidency, uncovering a shocking scoop.

Book review: Be inspired

2017-11-19 05:52

Who would have thought a memoir with this sort of title would be so riveting and so beautifully written?

Where the blame lies

2017-11-19 05:52

Culture, tradition and religion often powerfully normalise the disparate gender roles, writes Lebo Ramafoko.

Tables turn on Mugabe, and this time he may really be finished

2017-11-18 09:29

For 37 years Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has led his country on the back of brute force, incredible wit, and constitutional gamesmanship. His time seems to finally be up, writes Maynard Manyowa.

Drug lords must face harsher punishments

2017-11-17 11:01

I have witnessed families torn apart by drug addiction, living in fear of rabid family members in need of their next fix. This is why I aggressively support increasing penalties for drug dealers, writes Herman Mashaba.

How giving way to minibus taxis serves the economy

2017-11-17 09:17

Minibus taxis are an asset to the South African economy. It's about time we start giving them right of way, especially on roads where dedicated taxi lanes are conspicuously absent, writes Robert J. Traydon.

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