Since 2004, complaints have piled up against Hlophe. The list is filled with allegations you don't want a senior judge to face, writes Adriaan Basson.
Morning clouds. Cool.
The governing party will celebrate its birthday this weekend. But no amount of champagne, cakes or booze-fuelled parties can mask the reality of the what the ANC has become: it is in terminal decline, losing support and unable to effect the repairs necessary, writes Pieter du Toit.
The death of Ben Turok (92) means that one of the last links between the generation of ANC leaders that bore the brunt of the early days of the brutal apartheid machine and today have been severed. His death means the ANC loses wisdom and knowledge that the ANC can ill afford, writes Pieter du Toit.
A former chief director in the Presidency has accused former president Jacob Zuma of being "untruthful" when he testified before the state capture inquiry that he had not instructed late minister Collins Chabane to fire former government spokesperson Themba Maseko.
It's becoming common cause, but South Africa cannot afford to delay making the big decisions any longer. But, Mcebisi Jonas, who was fired as deputy minister of finance by then president Jacob Zuma during the height of state capture, says it's too early to judge President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The ANC NEC's latest statement was so devoid of reality and beset with contradictions it is impossible to take seriously. And it spoke of problems as if it isn't chiefly responsible for almost all of them, writes Pieter du Toit.
The DA says former president Jacob Zuma's testimony before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture is nothing more than an attempt to "play the victim and evade accountability".
The transcript of the interview Thuli Madonsela attempted to conduct with Jacob Zuma is a fascinating reminder of the challenge the state capture commission of inquiry will face when the former president appears in front of it.
Investigators have found a "dead" former Thales boss and Jacob Zuma corruption trial witness in Europe.
The picture emerging from the High Court judgment in the Estina/Vrede dairy project matter – and compounded by the Absa-Bankorp-SARB judgment – is that the Public Protector is at best incompetent and negligent, and at worst calculating and devious.
What exactly happened on Wednesday? It seems South Africa chose to give the ANC a light tongue-lashing, while DA support declined for the first time ever. The EFF keeps chugging along while the Freedom Front Plus is making a comeback. The national results centre in Pretoria was an interesting joint on Thursday night.
If there’s anything that the government and party of former president Jacob Zuma will be remembered for – apart from corruption, mismanagement and theft – it will be the brazen manner in which the capture clique attempted to hijack National Treasury on December 9, 2015, writes Pieter du Toit.
The National Prosecuting Authority has decided not to prosecute anyone for the alleged poisoning of former president Jacob Zuma.
A concerted campaign against former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Mxolisi Nxasana to oust him from his position culminated in him conceding he would only go if he was paid out for the remainder of his term.
Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas believes South Africa isn't far removed from chaos and that there exists a "historic opportunity" for the government to effect drastic and necessary structural changes to the economy and the country.
Ace Magashule launched a blistering attack on Derek Hanekom ahead of a meeting of the ANC's NEC. This follows statements by Julius Malema that Hanekom "plotted" with the party to oust former president Jacob Zuma. Why and why now?
The secretary general of the messianic churches, Buyisile Ngqulwana, who claims that the African Transformation Movement is the brainchild of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and former president Jacob Zuma, says he is not shaken after the party slapped him with a R22m defamation suit.
It’s an ambush, procedurally unfair and the matter is being rushed. That was Jacob Zuma’s defence in 2016 when Thuli Madonsela tried to question him about state capture. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo must take note, writes Pieter du Toit.
If President Cyril Ramaphosa is serious about the reform and repair of government he needs the ANC to let Parliament get on with its job.
South Africa is on the edge of another five-year political cycle where heroes and saviours, crooks and villains and party spats and splits will be part of our national staple. These are the main takeaways from the election.
While President Cyril Ramaphosa is being driven to his voting station in the back of his black BMW on Wednesday, he will feel the dead hand of Jacob Zuma on his neck, and he will be worried about his party's future, writes Pieter du Toit.
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