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#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - the triple coup

2017-11-23 15:59

In the 17th piece in the series, 'Declassified: Apartheid Profits', we reveal a bizarre plan hatched in the 1980s by the South African and Argentinian militaries to engineer a trio of coup d'états involving Haiti, Yugoslavia and Albania.

Zimbabweans must draw on years of democratic struggle to stop a repeat of Mugabe's militarism

2017-11-23 11:55

Zanu-PF cannot pull off the unfulfilled dimensions of Mugabeism. When the state is the man and that man is Mugabe, it is all too possible that the new man will take all, writes David Moore.

Supporting Black Friday when I didn't support Black Monday

2017-11-23 10:21

I feel slightly guilty. Because there is more than a good chance that I am going to get involved in Black Friday, in some way, writes Howard Feldman.

We should all know better than to trust stats showing Ramaphosa will win

2017-11-22 09:01

If the ANC election was done by the book, statistics would dictate that Ramaphosa would win. But bribery, intimidation and false information all impact on delegates' final choice, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Mnangagwa's uphill battle to a new Zimbabwe

2017-11-22 08:20

Politically and economically Emmerson Mnangagwa will have to satisfy a variety of interests to acquire legitimacy – otherwise it will be business as usual in Zanu-PF, writes Enock Mudzamiri.

Coetzee has dropped the transformation ball

2017-11-22 10:57

Allister Coetzee has set some new lows for South African rugby in terms of results, but that is not the only area in which he has failed, writes Lloyd Burnard.

 
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The US invaded Iraq in 2003... will it be North Korea in 2018?

2017-11-23 08:28

Will Trump fall into the same trap that ensnared the Bush administration, or will they consider a more diplomatic solution and save the world from a devastating nuclear war, asks Robert J. Traydon.

Why Rassie is the man to take Boks forward

2017-11-23 11:01

Rassie Erasmus will have enough time to make the Springboks contenders at the 2019 World Cup, Mark Keohane believes.

The 21st century is stranger than fiction

2017-11-22 10:51

If anything has proved how poor the conventional art of forecasting is at capturing the real world as it evolves, the recent past has driven a nail into the coffin, writes Clem Sunter.

Mugabe goes - is Zuma next?

2017-11-21 20:27

Zimbabwe's 21/11 moment could inspire the ANC to elect Cyril Ramaphosa as its next president next month, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Mugabe goes - is Zuma next?

2017-11-21 20:27

Zimbabwe's 21/11 moment could inspire the ANC to elect Cyril Ramaphosa as its next president next month, writes Adriaan Basson.

ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa in the lead with 74% of nominations tallied - IRR

2017-11-21 13:21

The latest estimations based on 74% of branch general meeting nominations place Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the lead for the ANC presidency. Yet, the race is still too close to call, says the IRR's Frans Cronje.

It's time for more 'toilet talk' in the workplace

2017-11-21 09:00

With the reality of the drought in the Western Cape digging ever deeper, Klaudia Schachtschneider contemplates how to apply the "let it mellow" rule in public spaces.

Book extract: Ramaphosa and 'the big deal'

2017-11-21 10:54

While formal Codesa talks in the public spotlight had been called off, behind the scenes Ramaphosa and Roelf Meyer remained in close contact, writes Ray Hartley.

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.

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.

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.

'Isolated Mugabe had no choice' - analyst

2017-11-21 20:05

A politically isolated President Robert Mugabe would have had no choice but to resign after thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets on Tuesday to call for his resignation.

Zim: Choosing between the devil and Lucifer

2017-11-21 13:54

Zimbabweans must never sell themselves short. Whoever is taking over after Mugabe must come in under strict conditions and terms, writes Patson Dzamara.

Mugabe's ousting could spark change in ANC

2017-11-21 06:45

The ousting of Robert Mugabe is an internal corrective move by Zanu-PF that is giving the people of Zimbabwe new hope. Something similar could very well happen to Zuma soon, writes Max du Preez.

Eskom inquiry: So what?

2017-11-21 06:01

The Eskom inquiry has finally put into practice the theory that Parliament’s role is to hold the executive to account, explains Fin24’s Matthew le Cordeur.

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.

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.

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.

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