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.
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It would be strategic for Zille and Maimane to immediately negotiate the relationship between their posts. It will also be strategic for Zille to let a professional public relations officer handle her Twitter account, writes Keith Gottschalk.
Communities that have shown resilience and shared prosperity have all dug deep into their indigenous cultures to leverage the wisdom of the ancients to govern the commons for the benefit of all, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
The events that have unfolded in the DA in the last few weeks have shown that Zille has more influence in the party than Maimane. In a sense, he serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.
I believe that my devotion to liberalism is not at odds with my desire to ensure that we live in a just and equal South Africa. I am gravely concerned that the DA I signed up to, is no longer the DA that has emerged out of the recent federal council, writes Herman Mashaba.
There is far, far too much Afro-pessimism plus nonsensical assumptions that any place but South Africa is better, writes Terry Crawford-Browne.
As the alleged wrongdoing at Bishops Diocesan College shows, equating wealth with virtue is a bad idea, writes Helena Wasserman.
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The DA will spin Herman Mashaba as rarely in-step with prevailing party thinking, but he was a forceful personality who occupied a hitherto unexploited position in our politics – a populist conservative free-marketer who was anti-immigration to boot, writes Daniel Silke.
Herman Mashaba resigned as DA mayor of the City of Johannesburg on Monday, launching a stinging attack on his own party. In the audience sat the party's leader, Mmusi Maimane, who then called him "a hero". That doesn't bode well for him or his party. At all.
What stood out among the many tributes to legendary congressperson Elijah Cummings, who died this week, was the impact he made beyond the legislative corridors of Washington. There were many choice quotes attributed to this civil rights veteran, who
The DA gradually morphed into a political haven for pseudo liberals who, while accepting of the need to bring people from different races together, still hankered for white domination, writes Tebogo Khaas.
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The Bosasa way was to seal the tender boxes, take them to the prayer meeting on the morning of the submission, anoint them with oil and pray over them. All of this was part of the Bosasa cult ritual.
Black liberalism in South Africa is not a contradiction in terms. A party which expresses it could become an important fixture in the country’s politics, writes Steven Friedman.
Zuma proved with remarkable consistency his unflinching desire to cross the "firm line" between freedom fighter and politician. He also showed an ability to stubbornly remain on the other side of the "firm line" with no prospect of crossing back, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa. This despite some clearly expressed concerns by investors, writes Terence Corrigan.
We have an opportunity to take back NMB from the criminals who are bleeding it dry. The scheduled motion of no confidence in the mayor is a chance to restore dignity to the people of the city, writes Mmusi Maimane.
Mmusi Maimane's leadership of the DA has become the main focus of attention. But there are other tensions in the party. The most important is who will take over as the chair of the Federal Council, the party’s governing body between congresses.
The NPA has been plagued by allegations of political interference, and the minister's announcement to seek a presidential pardon on behalf of Kanya Cekeshe does nothing to fight the perception of political interference, writes Phephelaphi Dube.
As the nation's war on corruption takes off, it will be naïve to expect those who are implicated to fold their hands and wait for their execution, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many adults and children growing up in our highly unequal and violent society, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Fears about State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo weren't unfounded. Six months into the job, she has been accused of issuing illegal interception orders and pushing her own allies to be appointed, writes Adriaan Basson.
It seems unlikely that Mmusi Maimane will stand down as DA leader. He is far more likely to fight for and win this week's election, but the consequences could well be a nasty split along racial lines, setting the DA back for years, writes Douglas Gibson.
It's been a long, hard and expensive slog, but next week former president Jacob Zuma will finally get what he's always wanted: his day in court.
Helen Zille’s return to DA politics is an unabashed challenge to the Mmusi Maimane doctrine. There are stark differences between two prevailing schools of thought in the party. Only one will survive, writes Pieter du Toit.
Never before has the DA had to deal with a conversation of what it's offer is and how it speaks to all South Africans. This is because the DA has become a serious political contender which wasn't the case previously, writes Luyolo Mphithi.
The DA's current problems are largely as a result of shifting fundamentals in political allegiance. When you try and play to all sides, you end up losing to all as well, writes Daniel Silke.
The brains-trust behind the DA's 2019 election campaign, Jonathan Moakes and Paul Boughey, have both resigned. Will it be enough of a sacrifice ahead of the party leadership's meeting this weekend? And will Mmusi Maimane use their sacrifice to his advantage?
Nearly 20 years after the so-called arms deal docket came into the mustachioed prosecutor's purview, the corruption case against the former president is still consuming senior State advocate Billy Downer's time and energy, writes Mandy Wiener.
Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, and many South Africans feared he would. His appearance this week in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg was just downright sad. Not even Carl Niehaus was there, writes Pieter du Toit.
Over the last few weeks, I have had the sense that the pendulum of emotion has swung from extreme negativity to intentional and deliberate positivity. But that was before load shedding, writes Howard Feldman.
The South African Press Code emphasises that the media shall "take care to report news truthfully, accurately and fairly". George Claassen asks if it was unfair to name Mallett at all in a case of alleged misconduct that clearly has no relevance to him?
Despite what it may look like, the quality of life for most people who are able to emigrate deteriorates significantly. Unless you are stinking rich in dollar terms you will have to cut back dramatically, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's interviews in London this week reveals a growing impatience outside South Africa with the lack of symbolic and visible progress to claw back the losses from the past decade.
De Lille's leadership style and her efforts to centralise power in her office sowed unhappiness and growing concern. 'It didn't matter what you said, you weren't going to convince her. In the end, her stubbornness counted against her.'
Joburg's multi-party co-operation is not something that should be a source of trepidation, it should be celebrated. It is almost certain that the future of South African politics will be linked to coalition governments, writes Herman Mashaba.
It is sobering to think that the "nine wasted Zuma years" (and an estimated $50bn lost to corruption) might have been avoided had he faced charges related to the arms deal earlier, writes Helen Zille.
The significance of pursuing Zuma cannot be exaggerated. This will serve as affirmation of our democracy being governed by the rule of law, writes Tebogo Khaas.
The confidence with which the US department of treasury announced sanctions against the Guptas should be a boost for the NPA to bring the brothers and their political enablers to book, writes Adriaan Basson.
The battle for the soul of the DA is primarily about the failure to manage diversity. The supposed liberals argue that race is irrelevant. But how they hope to obliterate race boggles the mind, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
People at prayer, no matter whether in a synagogue, church, mosque or temple, are vulnerable. The thought that this is the time when we most require security is a horrific indictment on us all, writes Howard Feldman.
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