ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa in the lead with 74% of nominations tallied - IRR

2017-11-21 13:21

The latest estimations based on 74% of branch general meeting nominations place Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the lead for the ANC presidency. Yet, the race is still too close to call, says the IRR's Frans Cronje.

Mugabe's ousting could spark change in ANC

2017-11-21 06:45

The ousting of Robert Mugabe is an internal corrective move by Zanu-PF that is giving the people of Zimbabwe new hope. Something similar could very well happen to Zuma soon, writes Max du Preez.

SA, move past white vs black

2017-11-12 06:04

The black elite must help the nation heal the wounds of the past instead of fan divisions, as it did after the #BlackMonday demonstrations, writes Khulu Mbatha.

Ramaphosa's deputy president headache

2017-11-02 11:18

Much has been said about the president contest between Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, but the big question is who will emerge as deputy president, especially if Ramaphosa wins, writes Mahlatse Mahlase.

Acrobatics and illusions: What happened in Parliament this week

2017-10-27 15:15

It was a busy week in Parliament, from the crime statistics for 2016/17 the medium-term budget speech. Despite the hubbub created by these events, parliamentarians also found some time for acrobatics and illusions…

How the ANC is failing its Palestinian comrades

2017-10-27 08:41

The ANC's increasingly regressive political behaviour is inadvertently undermining Palestinian hope of realising freedom, writes Robert J. Traydon.

'ANC corruption compromised young black talent'

2017-10-26 10:20

In the fight against corruption, the City of Joburg have suspended over 100 employees. These were people who, but for the influence of the ANC, could have meaningfully contributed to the city, writes Herman Mashaba.

Why getting fired is the best thing that could happen to Ramaphosa

2017-10-23 08:43

Cyril Ramaphosa's subdued campaign to lead the ANC is held back by his commitment to government work as deputy president. If he is let go, he could go on a rampage, writes Ralph Mathekga.

OR Tambo dreamt big

2017-10-22 06:00

The challenges in front of him were no deterrent. He was a visionary who dared - and was victorious.

New minister is a JZ loyalist

2017-10-22 06:00

Newly appointed Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo has a history of towing the party line and defending Zuma’s ‘dignity’ in Parliament.


Book extract: Ramaphosa and 'the big deal'

2017-11-21 10:54

While formal Codesa talks in the public spotlight had been called off, behind the scenes Ramaphosa and Roelf Meyer remained in close contact, writes Ray Hartley.

Why we shouldn't believe Mantashe when he says 'all is fine'

2017-11-15 07:59

At the ANC NEC meeting held over the weekend the party tried as usual to pretend that all was fine and that the organisation was totally united. This is not be believed, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Book extract: Comrades and corruption

2017-11-12 06:04

Holomisa’s expulsion from the ANC did not bother him so much as the fact that Mandela had played what seemed like a leading role in the whole process, writes Eric Naki.

Place merit above party loyalties

2017-10-29 05:54

Last week ANC veteran Frank Chikane made an impassioned plea to ANC branch members to rescue the organisation from corrupt and greedy leaders, writes Strike Thokoane.

Zuma's conquest of the ANC is nearing completion

2017-10-27 11:07

Zuma has almost completed the conquest of the ANC. He has turned the once proud and glorious movement of Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo into a vehicle for personal and family enrichment, writes Sello Lediga.

A weak ANC does not a winning opposition make

2017-10-27 08:19

Real as the ANC's weakness appears to those addicted to news headlines, they are not entirely self-evident to voters. Nor do they presuppose the need for political change, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Ramaphosa for top job, what about the rest?

2017-10-25 08:29

Could it be that Gauteng's list of nominees for ANC top jobs is a subtle hint of a deal which will be or has possibly already been negotiated prior to the December elective conference, asks Melanie Verwoerd.

ANC MPs resist state capture probe

2017-10-22 06:00

Delegation appeals to Luthuli House, saying it is a factional exercise by supporters of Ramaphosa.

Top six intervene in Eastern Cape

2017-10-22 06:00

The ANC’s top brass will hold “unity talks” with warring factions of the party in the Eastern Cape tomorrow.

Why Mkhize might be the best candidate for those suffering from 'Zuma fatigue'

2017-10-16 08:17

New ANC presidential hopeful Zweli Mkhize has become an attractive candidate for anyone experiencing “Zuma fatigue”, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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