Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Budget not as easy as choosing pilchards over steak for dinner

2020-02-28 06:00

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.

OPINION: Embracing Nelson Mandela's contested legacy

2020-02-11 13:51

The global peacemaker's reputation has taken a knock among young South Africans who believe he chose unity over justice, writes Sisonke Msimang.

Ben Turok (92): One of the last of the ANC honourables takes his leave

2019-12-09 16:43

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.

Mbeki's warning as DA scrambles: Don't shatter SA's dream of non-racialism

2019-10-24 19:51

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''.

Thabo Mbeki hails Robert Mugabe as a true African patriot

2019-09-17 21:36

Former president Thabo Mbeki has lauded the work done by former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, calling him a combatant and true African patriot.

‘Trouble, trouble, trouble everywhere’ – Mbeki slams impact of lawlessness on economy

2019-09-07 12:00

South Africa is way past due for some introspection, former president Thabo Mbeki said on Thursday evening.

Arms deal commission ignored serious allegations and key evidence - judge

2019-08-21 19:54

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.

Mbeki stands by statement that he never introduced the Guptas to Zuma

2019-07-15 18:19

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.

EFF slams 'aloof' Mbeki's comments on Zindzi Mandela: He 'failed with flying colours to resolve the land question'

2019-06-23 22:46

The EFF has condemned former president Thabo Mbeki’s reported call for action to be taken against South African Ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela.

Mbeki, Maduna and the bribes probe: Late drama in Zuma case

2019-05-23 20:55

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.


Mbeki says De Klerk told him he wasn't aware apartheid had been declared a crime against humanity - report

2020-02-16 21:24

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.

EXTRACT | Mandela, Mbeki and Beyond

2020-01-13 12:52

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.

EXTRACT: Radical politics, yes, but with civility and humanity

2019-11-02 07:00

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.

Zuma costs taxpayers less than two former presidents

2019-10-02 22:52

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.

Thabo Mbeki Foundation unveils report to prepare schoolkids for 4IR

2019-09-08 13:24

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.

'Zimbabwe has lost a father of the nation' - SA leaders mourn Mugabe

2019-09-07 10:18

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.

Mzwandile Masina: ANC must reject the death of principle

2019-08-19 22:35

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.

Mbeki denies calling for action to be taken against Zindzi Mandela

2019-06-24 22:44

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.

Ramaphosa sent on his mission by a Bible, a squadron of Gripens and a new NDPP

2019-05-26 06:52

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.

Mandela vs Ramaphosa: Whose list is better?

2019-05-20 09:47

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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