SONA #2: 5 things to look out for in Ramaphosa's address

2019-06-20 13:02

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his second SONA in 2019 and his third major statement of intent since the ouster of Jacob Zuma as head of state. This is what we will be looking out for when he delivers his speech.


2019-05-09 10:00

THE African National Congress (ANC) is leading all political parties in the 2019 National elections with 54.91% from the 1 949 724 vote counted so far.

Next-generation Nissan Navara to be built in South Africa

2019-04-10 12:56

Nissan announced a R3-bn investment in its facility in Rosslyn, Pretoria to prepare the plant for production of the next generation Navara.

ANALYSIS: JZ shows why ANC is bound to fail Magashule test

2019-04-01 08:02

The ANC's reaction to 'Gangster State' – ill-considered, parochial, racist, rabid – not only reveals its structural inability to deal with serious allegations of corruption, but also that the book might well have hit the party amidships.

SPY WARS: Broken oversight system let spooks get away with everything

2019-03-12 07:07

Not the auditor general, nor the inspector general into intelligence or the parliamentary committee tasked with overseeing the country’s spying operations could provide a check on the profligacy and criminality of the State Security Agency.

'Can girls be presidents?' Little Daisy writes to President Cyril Ramaphosa, he responds asks for meeting

2019-03-06 22:17

A young girl named Daisy from Buffalo City in the Eastern Cape has written a colourful letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa asking if "little girls can become presidents".

Zondo, Nugent, Mokgoro, PIC… and why the ANC believes it to be immune

2019-02-01 06:00

The daily revelations about state capture, grand corruption and political interference are illustrating in broad sweeps and stark detail exactly why Jacob Zuma's nine years at the helm of the state were wasted. But South Africans' memories are short. And the ANC knows that, writes Pieter du Toit.

Commission of inquiry into Public Investment Corporation gets underway

2019-01-21 06:55

A judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of impropriety at state asset manager the Public Investment Corporation gets underway in Pretoria on Monday morning, with senior executives set to give evidence.

Radical economic transformation and the return of Johann Rupert

2018-11-02 07:00

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.

Mboweni takes on new role at critical time for economy - Ramaphosa

2018-10-09 16:06

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that former central bank governor, Tito Mboweni will replace Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.



2019-05-10 11:15

On the second day of counting the 2019 election votes, the African National Congress is still leading but has dipped below the 50% mark.

Ramaphosa: Private sector not doing enough to promote transformation

2019-04-15 20:21

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the private sector is lagging behind in transformation compared to government.


2019-04-10 06:25

Mister President, your party gave us grand corruption, state capture and impunity. If you tolerate gangsters and thugs, if you fail to provide visible leadership in times where authors are attacked and book burnings are glorified, then you will be nothing but an extension of the nine lost years that you of spoke in Davos.

EXPLAINED: Why it matters that Mabuza dissed Mboweni

2019-03-13 14:34

Crazy, but true. On Tuesday Deputy President David Mabuza said he doesn't take Finance Minister Tito Mboweni "seriously". Let's break it down for you and try to answer the question: What does this mean?

BULLETPROOF: Will the ANC dodge another bullet on election day?

2019-03-08 05:00

The ANC has been the dominant political party since 1994, scoring overwhelming victories in every general election since the advent of democracy. It has been plagued by corruption and scandal over the last decade – but is the edifice cracking, or will it hold once more?

SONA cheatsheet: 9 things to look out for in CR's speech

2019-02-07 14:02

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his second State of the Nation Address on Thursday. From the EFF's braggadocio, to the Eskom rescue operation and the upcoming election – this is what we'll be looking out for.

Top Africa stories: Zim president returns home, Ramaphosa

2019-01-23 08:12

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has returned home in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown, and President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the lifting or easing of international sanctions on neighbouring Zimbabwe.

Shamila Batohi gets the hardest job in the republic

2018-12-04 20:00

Competing interests, political smokescreens and power struggles all come into play in our volatile political environment, where ANC battles have had such a corrosive effect on South Africa's institutions. Shamila Batohi has her work cut out for her.

Ramaphosa suspends NPA's Jiba, Mrwebi pending inquiry

2018-10-25 15:41

President Cyril Ramaphosa has suspended the NPA's Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi pending the outcome of an inquiry into their fitness for office.

Why Gigaba’s humiliating visa climbdown does not go far enough

2018-09-26 08:57

More is needed to loosen SA's 'petrified capital'.

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