Hope and inspiration in a week of despair

Adriaan Basson 2185 views

These 100 young people, chosen from hundreds more nominations, remind us that the characteristics Mandela embodied; compassion, creativity, leadership, vision and resilience, are still thriving today.

Adriaan Basson

The turn of the Godfather: Will Zuma speak, sing or spar?

Adriaan Basson 6689 views

Zuma has never owned up to any mistakes, except when his lawyers forced him to take some blame for the Nkandla scandal to avoid impeachment. Don't expect him to enlighten us on where the loot is stashed, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

EFF divorce just the boost Maimane needed

Adriaan Basson 15128 views

Still reeling from the DA's decline in electoral support at national level, the DA is ideally placed to open cooperation talks with the ANC in at least Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Why did this man just buy the Sunday Times?

Adriaan Basson 18091 views

Why did Brian Molefe's friend and former colleague at the PIC sell him a house at a steal and how is this connected to the sale of the Sunday Times and its sister publications, asks Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Ramaphosa increasingly isolated – a month after his inauguration

Adriaan Basson 15887 views

If the Public Protector's suspicions of criminality turn out to be true, Ramaphosa should be recalled and charged. If she wrongly accused the president of money-laundering, she should be out of a job, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

The baffling return of Seth Nthai

Adriaan Basson 4 comments | 5549 views

Unlike our mere mortals, lawyers are officers of the court who dedicate their lives to upholding the rule of law. Thus for very good reasons, the bar for dealing with rogue lawyers is very high, writes Adriaan Basson.


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Condolences to the families of 15 murdered South Africans who did not get a message from Ramaphosa

Adriaan Basson 14724 views

Surely the Presidency has the capacity to collate the names of all those murdered from the police and issue collective condolences on a weekly basis, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Ramaphosa pleases, inspires and disappoints

Adriaan Basson 10689 views

It is clear that Ramaphosa tried to rid his executive of most of the Zuma-era ministers who were implicated in state capture, but some of his decisions are flabbergasting, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Ace's ANC vs Cyril's ANC

Adriaan Basson 23789 views

Anyone still claiming that the ANC is united under President Cyril Ramaphosa must please explain he and secretary general Ace Magashule can claim to work towards the same goal in the same organisation, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Inspire us, Mr President!

Adriaan Basson 4984 views

President Cyril Ramaphosa has a golden opportunity to inspire the nation with his appointment of a Cabinet. He has to replace the same old boring names with new brooms. The country is ready to be surprised, writes Adriaan Basson.

Has Maimane failed to lead the DA?

Voices 8692 views

The DA has more black support than before, but the party did not do enough over the past five years to change the negative perceptions about being a white party run by a black leader, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

May 8 election make or break for IFP, UDM, FF+, Cope and ACDP

Adriaan Basson 4164 views

Most pollsters agree that there are thousands of votes still up for grabs, something the "other five" will try to capitalise on as we enter the last three weeks of campaigns, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

King Ace finally gets his comeuppance

Adriaan Basson 19536 views

When Zuma appointed Magashule as premier of the Free State, the doors to the provincial treasury were flung open and "King Ace" had unfettered access to the poor province's largesse, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

'New dawn' but the rogues are still more popular than clean Pravin

Adriaan Basson 14 comments | 11319 views

What does it say about the ANC – its branches, provincial structures and national leadership – when its prime and most vocal opposer of state capture only made it onto the party list at position 73, asks Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Arrest Zuma for our own Watergate

Adriaan Basson 39 comments | 17374 views

Just like the Richard Nixon administration used dirty tricks to infiltrate and spy on his opponents, Jacob Zuma had his own squad in the SSA to spy, bribe and influence his detractors, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Mboweni's truths: We are bankrupt and people will lose their jobs

Adriaan Basson 20540 views

Spending will have to be curtailed and the fiscus desperately needs everyone who can to pay for their municipal services, water and electricity if we want to survive, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

The curious case of Ambassador Thulani 'Silence' Dlomo

Adriaan Basson 14572 views

When Dlomo arrived at the State Security Agency (SSA) in 2012 to head up something called the special operations unit (SOU), he told his colleagues that he only reports to Zuma directly, writes Adriaan Basson.


Ramaphosa's one chance

Voices 7281 views

Cyril Ramaphosa's first major test will be the announcement of a reduced Cabinet. He has said that the executive needs to be trimmed and his supporters will hold him to this promise, writes Adriaan Basson.

Why more people than before will vote EFF on May 8

Voices 13729 views

Julius Malema is deeply aware of the systemic fault lines that prevents growth and equality. He exploits these themes for political support and uses populist rhetoric to attract voters, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Keep an eye on ATM, the Purple Cows and GOOD

Adriaan Basson 10694 views

One of the most exciting aspects of the May 8 election is the entrance of new political parties who feel and sound very different to any of the established ones, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Are the authorities afraid of Julius Malema?

Adriaan Basson 36 comments | 20381 views

A functioning, competent police service that executed its duties without fear or favour would have arrested Julius Malema the day after he fired an assault rifle at an EFF rally, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Battleground Gauteng will push ANC above or below 60%

Adriaan Basson 6284 views

In 2014, almost 24% of all votes were cast in Gauteng. With almost a quarter of all voters living in this province, it makes sense that they will determine the final composition of Parliament, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Trevor Manuel's timely challenge to the ANC

Adriaan Basson 19 comments | 13343 views

On Saturday Trevor Manuel challenged his comrades in the ANC to "restore who we are, not what we've become". That is a major admission of things gone wrong and the first step on the road to recovery, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Are the Hawks targeting Ramaphosa with MTN case?

Adriaan Basson 5 comments | 15946 views

President Cyril Ramaphosa's hardcore anti-corruption stance will soon be tested as a case involving alleged bribery during his reign as MTN chairperson heads to court, writes Adriaan Basson.

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