Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
As social media firms ramp up their fight against misinformation, politicians have been largely left exempt. To some, that's a huge problem.
Joe Biden's campaign lashed out Wednesday at Facebook for refusing to block an ad from President Donald Trump which the Democratic candidate said included "definitively debunked conspiracy theories" on Biden.
President Donald Trump, the target of an impeachment inquiry over alleged abuse of power, warned supporters Saturday that "our country is at stake like never before."
The whistleblower whose complaint has shaken the foundations of Donald Trump's presidency is a male officer of the Central Intelligence Agency who was seconded to the White House, the New York Times reported Thursday.
The White House on Wednesday released a transcript of US President Donald Trump's July 25 telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
President Donald Trump has dismissed the threat of impeachment over allegations that he tried to pressure Ukraine's leader into investigating his 2020 election rival Joe Biden.
Legendarily gaffe-prone Joe Biden, the Democratic primary frontrunner, has committed multiple verbal blunders during his 2020 presidential campaign, fuelling questions about the septuagenarian's ability to maintain a viable candidacy over the long haul.
The 2020 presidential election is still more than 14 months away, but with an early key deadline looming this week, the record field of Democratic hopefuls is dwindling.
Moderate frontrunner Joe Biden and his 2020 Democratic rivals took the stage ready for a dog fight but began their debate largely with cooler heads prevailing, uniting under a common goal of ousting President Donald Trump.
Leading US Democrat Joe Biden, facing major pressure from several rivals chasing the party's 2020 presidential nomination, reversed his longstanding opposition to using federal funds for abortions.
Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden said Wednesday for the first time that Donald Trump should be impeached, arguing that the US president has "betrayed this nation" and violated his oath of office.
What every other commentator has overlooked is that notwithstanding Markus Jooste's generosity, the DA and Mmusi Maimane did not go easy on Steinhoff because of his happy donation, writes Douglas Gibson.
President Donald Trump called his struggle with Democrats threatening impeachment a "war," a video of comments that he expected to remain private showed.
A look at what the call summary between US President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart says - and what it doesn't.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will support impeaching President Donald Trump unless he cooperates with congressional investigations into the Ukraine and other scandals, Biden's campaign says.
The whistle-blower's complaint has triggered a tense showdown between the US Congress, whose Democratic leaders are demanding the review of the complaint, and the executive branch which has barred them from doing so.
The pared-down debate sets the stage for a winnowing of the Democratic field. It will be difficult for those on the sidelines to maintain momentum in their campaigns as donors and supporters transfer their allegiance to more viable candidates.
At this week's Democratic presidential debates, Joe Biden withstood a barrage to maintain his frontrunner status, Elizabeth Warren captured the limelight with big imaginative proposals - and deep ideological divides on America's political left were clear to see.
Moderate frontrunner Joe Biden takes centre stage for the second leg of the Democratic presidential debates after the first night exposed fault lines between the party's centrists and its progressive wing.
With several 2020 presidential hopefuls unveiling their climate plans this week, Democrat Joe Biden has released his own ambitious proposal, but it made headlines for the wrong reasons.
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