For Mboweni's growth plan to succeed the ANC has to give up certain dogmatic positions that were formulated when 7% growth was the status quo, writes Adriaan Basson.
The manufactured furore about Springbok winger Makazole Mapimpi being waved away by a group of reserve players is unnecessary. This Springbok team might not win the World Cup, but they certainly aren't a bunch of racists, writes Pieter du Toit.
A screenshot "showing" that NPA head, advocate Shamila Batohi, allegedly received R1.6m from President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign is obviously bogus. It is, however, a shot across the bow of Batohi and the National Prosecuting Authority from those who are feeling the heat. And disinformation will be used to muddy the waters, writes Pieter du Toit.
Where is President Cyril Ramaphosa? South Africa is being paralysed by economic indecision and ANC infighting, while Johannesburg and Pretoria burn and the assault on women continues. We have a head of state who is missing in action, writes Pieter du Toit.
The ANC NEC's latest statement was so devoid of reality and beset with contradictions it is impossible to take seriously. And it spoke of problems as if it isn't chiefly responsible for almost all of them, writes Pieter du Toit.
The raging conflict between Pravin Gordhan and Busisiwe Mkhwebane isn’t really about the inane issue of a pension grant. It's about the resistance against government-wide reforms that President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to implement and that Gordhan is tasked with leading.
Thanks to his popularity Steve Hofmeyr's race-baiting has been normalised over the years. He has been a fixture on society pages and the airwaves. But it seems those days are over, writes Pieter du Toit.
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The old flag was the product of attempts to unify white South Africa, to the exclusion of black South Africans, something which Roets and AfriForum have difficulty understanding, never mind admit, writes Pieter du Toit.
South Africans are weary of speeches and platitudes and having to read between the lines. President Ramaphosa must deliver determined a statement of intent tonight. And then he must make it happen, writes Pieter du Toit.
Moments after administering the oath of office to President Cyril Ramaphosa, while Loftus Versfeld Stadium erupted in song, Chief Justice Moegoeng Mogoeng tugged at the head of state’s right elbow, writes Pieter du Toit.
AfriForum has emerged as the unapologetic emissary of a new form of Afrikaner nationalism. Not surprising if you know where their roots lie, writes Pieter du Toit.
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If Cyril Ramaphosa is truly committed to cleaning up the state, creating an effective public service and putting the country on a steady economic growth path, he cannot commit to the ANC, writes Pieter du Toit.
SONA has become a fashion parade for the political and captured elite, smilingly strutting on a red carpet while answering banal questions about haute couture, writes Pieter du Toit.
The ANC is finalising their final list to present to the electorate before the coming election. Will ANC leaders of questionable ethics like Nomvula Mokonyane and Vincent Smith be on that list, asks Pieter du Toit.
Barbara Hogan's testimony on Monday at the Zondo commission skewered former president Jacob Zuma and put the ANC firmly at the centre of the state capture project (again), writes Pieter du Toit.
The crux of Pravin Gordhan's 68-page statement to Zondo: the crucial, central and clear role Jacob Zuma played to facilitate the grand and intricate project of capturing the state, writes Pieter du Toit.
His vilification as the embodiment of "white monopoly capital" has Johann Rupert disillusioned about South Africa. But President Cyril Ramaphosa's call to treat entrepreneur as "heroes" might entice him to lend a hand.
Judging by Tuesday's press conference there's no indication that the EFF will heed Khrushchev's admonition of his comrades some 62 years ago to abolish the cult of the individual, writes Pieter du Toit.
"President Cyril Ramaphosa has a difficult decision to make: should he ask for the resignation of his finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene?" writes Pieter du Toit.
The ANC clings to corruption-tainted leaders, destructive policies and outmoded ideas because of its belief in collective leadership, writes Pieter du Toit.
Gwen Ngwenya, the DA's head of policy, resigned after sending a blistering letter to party leader Mmusi Maimane. She describes a party seemingly in shambles, unable to take difficult decisions, writes Pieter du Toit.
The BLF was a creation of the Bell Pottinger period, a dangerous oddity now preaching racism and violence to remain relevant. Our political and judicial system will weigh its merits, writes Pieter du Toit.
The 2019 election will be a referendum on the EFF's policy of radicalism. Will the electorate reward of punish them for their militant style, asks Pieter du Toit.
Pieter du Toit attended former US president Barack Obama's victory speech in Chicago exactly a decade ago. As Americans vote in the midterm elections, much has changed from the high of that day in 2008.
It is enormously problematic to have a finance minister opening himself up to being blackmailed. Gigaba is not an asset to this government. He is a liability, writes Pieter du Toit.
Pik Botha was a product of apartheid and as Minister of State played a leading role in administering policy. As a retiree he was a fascinating witness to the country's most crucial moments, writes Pieter du Toit.
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