Herman Mashaba: We are behind you Mr President, lead us

2020-03-24 12:55

It is my deepest hope in these times, and against the backdrop of the strong leadership shown to date, that President Ramaphosa will break free of the shackles of factions within the ANC and start getting real about corruption, writes Herman Mashaba.

Maimane calls on South Africans to join his civic movement, noting it is not a political party

2020-03-06 19:18

Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane has moved swiftly to clarify his new organisation, the One South Africa movement.

New Joburg mayor could dig up dirt on Mashaba's fleet deal

2020-03-06 06:00

When we reported 15 months ago that fleet company Afrirent scored a big contract with the City of Johannesburg after paying an EFF slush fund, then-mayor Herman Mashaba announced an investigation. It let the City off the hook. But Mashaba is now gone, and his defence of the deal is looking increasingly tenuous.

Herman Mashaba: Race has no place in the corruption debate

2020-03-02 14:26

The fight against corruption is noble, whether it is pursued by a black person or a white person. When public money is stolen, it is taken from the many pressing needs that exist in South Africa, writes Herman Mashaba.

Herman Mashaba to seek private prosecutions for corruption, urges SA to join his fight

2020-02-18 14:19

Former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba will consult lawyers about pursuing private prosecutions, saying the National Prosecuting Authority is failing South Africans.

Parting of ways: Mashaba to start new party, Maimane to focus on movement

2020-01-23 16:28

As Herman Mashaba and Mmusi Maimane take different paths for now, Mashaba is starting a political party to participate in next year's municipal elections, while Maimane is working on a movement to unite South Africans.

Herman Mashaba: the work of fixing South Africa has to start with our economy

2020-01-19 09:00

We need a government which says what it means and does what it says, and not a government that speaks with a forked tongue where our economic policy is framed by who they are addressing, writes Herman Mashaba.

Herman Mashaba: South Africa need solutions that rise above the sewers of our politics

2020-01-09 13:38

By the time I resigned from the DA, I had gained a very acute sense of what is wrong with our political system. So profound was this understanding, that I knew that I had no political home which I could vote for in the next elections, writes Herman Mashaba.

Mmusi Maimane joins Mashaba's People's Dialogue to 'build one South Africa for all'

2019-12-11 10:26

Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane has announced that he has joined the People's Dialogue, which former Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba recently launched, to break down divisions and build a united country.

Adriaan Basson: Could Mashaba be the one to shake-up our politics?

2019-12-09 05:00

The former Johannesburg mayor has 18 months to build a movement and a team to compete in the 2021 municipal elections, writes Adriaan Basson.


Herman Mashaba cancels planned launch of his new party, The People's Dialogue

2020-03-18 15:59

Former Johannesburg mayor and founder of The People's Dialogue Herman Mashaba has cancelled the launch of his party and all its events due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.

Herman Mashaba stands firm: I was 'nowhere near' Afrirent R1bn tender

2020-03-06 14:08

Former City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says he has "never been involved in any way relating to tender processes" following an amaBhungane report on a controversial tender issued to fleet management company Afrirent.

OPINION | A maturing democracy and coalition governance: SA politics at a crossroads

2020-03-05 23:00

Perhaps the conceptualisation of good governance and co-governance cannot find expression in the understanding of our politicians, writes Bernard Sebake.

Mashaba accuses successor of reversing gains the City of Joburg had made under his watch

2020-02-19 21:19

Former City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has accused his successor, Geoff Makhubo, of reversing the gains the City had made under his tenure.

Herman Mashaba: A country without borders is not a country at all

2020-01-26 09:00

After all, we have become known as a "soft target" for foreign criminals fleeing their countries because of our combination of no border control and a criminal justice system that cannot tie its own shoe laces, writes Herman Mashaba.

Families of deceased Lily Mine will finally receive legal assistance, Mashaba says

2020-01-22 16:22

Legal papers will be served on the mining company and government entities involved in the deaths of three mine workers at Lily Mine in 2016, according to People's Dialogue founder Herman Mashaba.

Mashaba pledges legal support for families of Lily Mine victims

2020-01-15 20:41

Founder of the People's Dialogue and former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba pledges to provide "the very best" legal support to the families of the three victims of the Lily Mine disaster in Mpumalanga.

Ramaphosa, state capture and load shedding - the 10 most popular columns of the year

2019-12-22 08:04

Between the national elections, state capture commission revelations, the Rugby World Cup and load shedding, there has been plenty to opine about in 2019. Here are the year's 10 most popular opinions and analyses News24 published.

People's Dialogue received 'overwhelming' response, says former mayor Mashaba

2019-12-09 06:24

Former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says the vast response to the launch of the People's Dialogue has "exceeded my wildest expectations".

Mayoral musical chairs: The tumultuous week that was in three SA metros

2019-12-08 15:13

The cliché that a week is a long time in politics has been proven true once again – this time in three of South Africa's biggest metros. This past week saw coalition governments fall in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay.

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