We must live the legacy of Mandela – Thabo Mbeki

2018-07-18 17:48

Former president Thabo Mbeki says, in order to achieve the legacy of Nelson Mandela, we need to move forward as a country.

Thabo Mbeki: SA’s truth-seeking servant

2018-06-24 06:35

A new book about our former president, edited by Barney Pityana, serves to remind us that he brought intelligent debate and respect for the rule of law to his office.

Mbeki and Zuma booed at Madikizela-Mandela's funeral

2018-04-14 11:00

The mention of two of South Africa’s former presidents - Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma - drew some boos from the thousands who turned up at Orlando Stadium in Soweto to bid farewell to struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

'Coup rulers in Zimbabwe are persecuting your brother, Cde Mugabe. Plz check on him!': Moyo sends Twitter plea to Ramaphosa, Mbeki

2018-03-27 13:07

Zimbabwe’s former education minister, Jonathan Moyo, has appealed to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and former president Thabo Mbeki - as well as other African leaders and elders - to "save" ex-president Robert Mugabe from harassment by the country’s new regime.

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.


'Get rich, get rich, get rich!' - the sickness killing South Africa

2018-07-05 08:36

Many in our society, having absorbed the value system of the capitalist market, believe that personal success means personal enrichment at all costs, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Ramaphosa's big challenge to turn early wins into long-term success

2018-05-25 09:04

Ramaphosa needs to demonstrate that he understands people's concerns. People must not be made to wait for "thuma mina" while they are told things will be fine in the long run, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Madikizela-Mandela led fearlessly while others danced in exile – Lungisa

2018-04-04 19:58

Nelson Mandela Bay councillor and former ANC Youth League leader Andile Lungisa says former president Thabo Mbeki's criticism of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is disturbing.

Land reform can finally bring our 'two nations' together

2018-03-16 08:27

The currently divisive land reform debate, can be repurposed into a unifying nation-building project, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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.

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