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The circumstances of Mboweni’s speech are also different to the internal politics of the governing party. Mbeki had near-complete control of the party and he was often accused of centralising power, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
The global peacemaker's reputation has taken a knock among young South Africans who believe he chose unity over justice, writes Sisonke Msimang.
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.
Former president Thabo Mbeki has said he understands that current developments within the DA have to do with the ''continuing challenge of racism in our country''.
Former president Thabo Mbeki has lauded the work done by former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, calling him a combatant and true African patriot.
South Africa is way past due for some introspection, former president Thabo Mbeki said on Thursday evening.
The findings of the Seriti commission, which was supposed to investigated the 1999 R30bn arms deal, has been set aside in a precedent-setting judgment – the first to review the findings of a commission of inquiry.
Zuma said he first met the Gupta family after they had met with Mbeki. and that it grew from their relationship as comrades having worked under Mandela.
The EFF has condemned former president Thabo Mbeki’s reported call for action to be taken against South African Ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela.
A mysterious letter, believed to be correspondence between the National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks, surfaced late on Thursday at the ongoing application for a permanent stay of prosecution by former president Jacob Zuma.
As the heat continues surrounding apartheid's last president FW De Klerk's statements about the system, former president Thabo Mbeki has said that De Klerk had told him he was not aware of United Nation's declaration that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
In the broader context, more encouragingly, we live in a demonstrably free society, a gradually deepening democracy in a world where freedoms are, paradoxically, under new attack from narrow nationalism, chauvinism and political hooliganism.
In recent years, South African politics has been characterised by a distinct lack of civility and accountability. Racism and violent threats have become the norm and civilised, democratic politics is being replaced by the political mob.
More than R59m has been spent on former presidents and their deputies since the start of the 2016/17 financial year - a bill footed by South African taxpayers.
The report was unveiled at an event organised by Discovery Business Insurance and entrepreneurship learning platform Heavy Chef in Cape Town on Thursday evening. The report includes 50 schools across the country where digital learning solutions were piloted.
South African leaders have expressed their condolences at the death of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. He died at a hospital in Singapore on Friday.
The leaks on the CR17 campaign funds have demonstrated a death of principle within our organisation, the ANC, which we must refuse to accept as the new normal, writes Mzwandile Masina.
Former president Thabo Mbeki has denied calling for action to be taken against South African Ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela, countering that he had explained the discipline and culture of the diplomatic world.
Moments after administering the oath of office to President Cyril Ramaphosa, while Loftus Versfeld Stadium erupted in song, Chief Justice Moegoeng Mogoeng tugged at the head of state’s right elbow, writes Pieter du Toit.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday lead an ANC caucus to the first sitting of the National Assembly that seems to be vastly different in quality than the one Nelson Mandela presented to parliament 25 years ago.
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