Our debt-to-GDP ratio is growing, we're running a problematic current account deficit, state-owned companies are a drag on the economy and our bloated public service wage bill needs to be trimmed. We're running out of money, and fast.
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.
Former president FW de Klerk believes things are not all doom and gloom in South Africa, and has backed President Cyril Ramaphosa to uplift the nation if the ruling party retains power.
Former deputy president and the final apartheid-president FW de Klerk believes there is a light at the end of the tunnel for South Africa, and called on South Africans to work together.
The last apartheid head of state has been admitted to the Panorama Hospital in Cape Town with a condition known as pneumothorax.
On June 12 North Korea's Kim Jong-un will meet US President Donald Trump at the NK – US Summit. The two can take important lessons from Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk's negotiations, writes Robert J. Traydon.
Former president FW De Klerk says that President Jacob Zuma’s term must and should end soon, and gives his take on Cyril Ramaphosa at his foundation’s annual conference.
Previously Open Secrets detailed a few of the private companies that funded the National Party. Naspers, described by top management as the 'tap root of the NP', was one of the most significant donors.
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa has said 702 radio presenter Eusebius McKaiser created a 'hostile environment' and 'demonstrated intolerance' during a discussion programme on FW de Klerk.
Why is Terry Bell and others so obsessed with doing all they can to destroy FW de Klerk’s reputation? It seems the idea that a leader from the past could have possibly acted in good faith is impossible, writes Dave Steward.
It always ends badly for the spin doctor. Loyal to the end, and probably waiting to spin the obituary itself when the king finally falls, the opponents bay for his blood.
President Ramaphosa's challenge remains the consolidation of his power within the structures of the ANC. He must, at all costs, ward off any attempt by the Zumaites to have him recalled – as they did with President Mbeki, writes former president FW de Klerk.
Until the final years of the 1980s De Klerk supported the idea of retaining the pillars of apartheid. After his election as NP leader early in 1989, he singled out morality as his main motivation for ending apartheid and for seeking a settlement.
Former president FW de Klerk has been discharged from a Cape Town hospital after undergoing a procedure to treat pneumothorax.
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.
South Africa’s current Constitution can still serve the country deep into the future, says former president FW de Klerk.
If there was ever an anticipated book to hit the shelves, it is former president Nelson Mandela’s second memoir, Dare not Linger. Mandla Langa, who completed the book after Madiba's death, speaks to Alet Janse van Rensburg about it.
Open Secrets has collected archival documents that contain damning details of individuals and corporations that propped up apartheid and profited in return.
Former African Union chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma took a dig at 'De Klerk', saying opposition forces could not dictate to South Africa any longer.
The inclusion of former President FW de Klerk in the “national dialogue” initiative has again thrown into sharp relief the failings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, writes Terry Bell.
Three former heads of state have called on South Africans to stand up and participate in a national dialogue on the current state of the country.
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