Zuma's departure ends a sorry presidency

2018-02-15 06:53

The president's resignation will bring an end to an ignominious tenure that undermined the nation’s democracy and crippled the economy.

JZ, the nation is waiting with bated breath

2018-02-11 05:53

It would not be a sign of weakness for President Jacob Zuma to learn from the leadership qualities of FW de Klerk in his hour of political crisis – if he does not see it befitting to follow in the footsteps of former president Thabo Mbeki, writes David Ka-Ndyalvan.

Reckless Zuma leaves a country in tatters

2017-12-15 07:30

Jacob Zuma is stepping down from the ANC presidency, leaving behind a trail of wanton destruction. A mess of unspeakable magnitude, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Heath loses battle against Mbeki discharge decision

2017-12-06 16:13

Former judge Willem Heath has failed in a bid to challenge former president Thabo Mbeki's refusal to discharge him as a judge at the height of their spat over the controversial arms deal in 2001.

Mugabe relieved to have resigned - mediator

2017-11-28 18:30

Fidelis Mukonori, the Jesuit priest who mediated Robert Mugabe's exit in what was a seismic moment in Zimbabwe's history, says the 93-year-old appeared relieved after signing his resignation letter.

DA calls for fresh elections in Zim, says Mugabe must resign

2017-11-15 12:21

The Democratic Alliance has called for Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe to resign and the country to hold fresh elections, as the security situation in that country deteriorates.

ANC may be doomed to repeat its mistakes

2017-11-05 06:13

Delivering the fifth annual Onkgopotse Tiro Memorial Lecture a few weeks ago at the University of Limpopo, Kenyan intellectual Patrick Lumumba said that, “when history is written and written properly”, we would apologise to former president Thabo Mbeki, writes Molifi Tshabalala.

Thabo Mbeki decries ANC's two centres of power problem as non-existent

2017-10-28 10:21

The ANC made a grave mistake by linking ANC leadership positions to government positions, former president Thabo Mbeki has said during his OR Tambo lecture at Wits University.

Former judge wants backpay over Mbeki discharge refusal

2017-10-20 20:27

Former judge Willem Heath is challenging former president Thabo Mbeki's refusal in 2001 of his request to be discharged from the bench, in a review application heard in the Western Cape High Court.

Thabo Mbeki Foundation 'hopeful' after SCA spy tapes judgment

2017-10-15 20:57

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation says it is has renewed hope following the Supreme Court of Appeals' judgment in the spy tapes saga against President Jacob Zuma.


Zuma must tender his resignation, urges Thabo Mbeki Foundation

2018-02-13 17:55

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation has welcomed the ANC national executive committee's decision to recall of President Jacob Zuma, saying it was long overdue.

The alliance must die for the ANC to live

2017-12-24 06:05

The party has tried to keep its partners happy, instead of providing policy certainty, writes Thabang Matsohi.

Is Ramaphosa the ethnic unifier the ANC needs?

2017-12-08 08:16

Will delegates at the national conference care about Cyril Ramaphosa's appreciation of the country's linguistic diversity and give the ANC its first truly multilingual president, asks Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Here’s looking at you, cadres

2017-12-03 06:01

About this time 10 years ago, results from the ANC’s provincial general councils were trickling out of conference venues throughout the country, writes Mondli Makhanya.

ANC has been captured by a dominant faction, says Mbeki

2017-11-19 19:42

Former President Thabo Mbeki has described a political party he once led as captured and asked ANC stalwarts, its alliance partners and the country to help liberate the party.

I asked Mbeki to stand for a third term to stop Zuma - Kasrils

2017-11-08 09:20

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says he had asked former president Thabo Mbeki to contest for the role of ANC president in the lead up to the party’s Polokwane conference in an attempt to stop President Jacob Zuma from taking over.

Mbeki cancels Tambo speech as Kenya poll clashes flare up

2017-10-29 17:53

Former president Thabo Mbeki had to cancel his speech on the centenary commemoration of Oliver Tambo in favour of an unplanned trip to Kenya.

ANC faces threat of its own members - Thabo Mbeki

2017-10-27 22:57

Former president Thabo Mbeki has pulled no punches when he spoke at the OR Tambo , saying that the ANC was under threat by its own members.

Nzimande and Vavi: former allies reunited as Zuma outcasts

2017-10-20 12:21

Blade Nzimande and Zwelinzima Vavi, once united in their criticism of Mbeki and adoration of Zuma are now both the outcasts of the latter, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Grace Mugabe, Sierra Leone

2017-08-25 08:30

A group of prominent Zimbabwean political activists has apologised to South Africans over Grace Mugabe's "wrath", and SA government has pledged R8 million to assist Sierra Leone following a deadly mudslide.

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