Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Mac Maharaj, who once did Jacob Zuma's bidding as his presidential spokesperson, has backed Derek Hanekom and Siphiwe Nyanda, both of whom have been accused of being agents and spies by their former ANC leader.
Former ANC leaders Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo were men of great humility and leadership, taking full responsibility for their actions, Mac Maharaj has said.
President Jacob Zuma has bestowed national orders on men and women who "demonstrated exceptional service to humanity", including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and his former advisor Mac Maharaj.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office is to investigate former presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj's stay at a luxury ministerial housing estate in Pretoria.
President Jacob Zuma's former spokesperson Mac Maharaj has told the UK's Financial Times that he told the leader to prepare to pay back the money used for security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.
President Jacob Zuma's former spin doctor Mac Maharaj was the highest earning special advisor in the presidency, Parliament has heard.
Mac Maharaj, former spokesperson for the Presidency and a veteran of the governing ANC, is confident that the lung cancer he has been diagnosed with will not be a death sentence.
The names of the foreign nationals killed in xenophobic violence in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng would be released as soon as there had been a conclusive positive identification of the victims, the presidency says.
Outgoing presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj is celebrating his 80th birthday.
President Jacob Zuma has assigned three ministers to attend to the xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu-Natal, the presidency says.
While he has been remembered fondly by some of his colleagues, political adversaries say Pik Botha was never quite trusted by the ANC because while he was open to dialogue, he was also willing to defend apartheid.
The High Court in Pretoria has struck down the NPA's refusal to allow the amaBhungane investigative journalism centre to publish the record of testimony given by former presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj in a secret inquiry.
President Jacob Zuma’s former spokesperson Mac Maharaj says he is recovering well after surgery for lung cancer.
Former presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj stayed for free at a luxury ministerial housing estate in Pretoria during his five years of service, the Sunday Times reported.
President Jacob Zuma has sent good wishes to his former special adviser and spokesperson Mac Maharaj following complications which arose after he underwent an operation for lung cancer.
President Jacob Zuma's former spokesperson, Mac Maharaj, has pleaded with the public to give him some time to recover before answering any questions about his health.
Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj is set to leave his office for the last time and start his retirement.
President Jacob Zuma has held a meeting with various representatives from civil society in Pretoria to discuss the country's migration policies and the recent spate of xenophobic attacks.
President Jacob Zuma has postponed the National Orders Ceremony meant to take place on Freedom Day because of the spate of attacks on foreign nationals, the presidency says.
Mac Maharaj says he is leaving his position as President Jacob Zuma's spokesperson with mixed feelings, but has learnt that he needs to slow down.
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