South Africans, Covid-19 or not, cannot simply and blithely forfeit their freedoms and liberties to the state without questioning every detail of how and what the state is going to do with it, writes Pieter du Toit.
"I am deeply saddened by the untimely passing of his majesty King Zwelonke whose contribution to the development of the institution of traditional leadership is beyond measure," said Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Nhlanhla Nene and Pravin Gordhan make a stunning return to Cabinet, while Gwede Mantashe and Zweli Mkhize get their first ministerial deployments.
Markets were largely positive about Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as the new ANC president, but analysts warn hard work lies ahead to turn 'euphoria' into real benefits for South Africans.
Initial reaction from business groupings was to welcome the election of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new leader of the ANC, while calling for ethical leadership.
The deputy president is the favourite to become the ANC's next leader, if the online odds of him winning the the party's presidential vote are anything to go by.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is the logical choice to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ANC president, Eastern Cape ANC chairperson Oscar Mabuyane says.
As ANC delegates gather this week to pick a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma, they face a challenge that’s threatening to overshadow the contest: to stop the party from splitting.
Court challenges, allegations of vote rigging and outbreaks of violence - the ANC is in disarray less than three weeks before its scheduled elective conference.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the governing African National Congress must restore investor confidence and avoid populist policies in order to revive the economy.
Ramaphosa talks spread in poorer areas, implications for by-elections and disaster finances.
Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will deliver the eulogy at the special official funeral of struggle stalwart Eric “Stalin” Mtshali on Sunday.
The institute argues that Cyril Ramaphosa, wearing his deputy president hat, could 'assume' the duties of acting president and launch the inquiry, due to President Jacob Zuma's conflict of interest.
Here is a roundup of some of the funniest tweets after news broke that Cyril Ramaphosa won the ANC leadership race.
With official results expected later, see what Fin24 readers had to say about who is most likely to win the ANC leadership race.
Political leaders have the power to nurture SA's strong foundations or destroy them completely, says economist Lesiba Mothata of Alexander Forbes.
Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is campaigning under the slogan Radical Economic Transformation, is no favourite of the market, which is likely to react negatively should she win.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says while he accepts that President Jacob Zuma was acquitted of raping Fezekile Kuzwayo - also known as Khwezi - he "would believe her".
Zimbabwe sends the message that failed incumbency does not deserve to be rewarded with succession. And rightly or wrongly, the Zuma brand will bear the brunt of this, says Daniel Silke.
The ANC’s elective conference will be a crucial decider for 2019 voters, write David Everatt and Ross Jennings.
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