The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
An urgent application to have the election of the ANC's top six nullified has been removed from the roll by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Ramaphosa is flexing his political muscles, wielding state power to try and stamp out corruption and revive the SA economy.
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The call for President Jacob Zuma to either resign or be fired has almost become universal, but he must be removed for the right reasons, which there are plenty of, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
The rand, which has traded on the front foot against a weaker dollar, improved around 10% in December alone.
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President Jacob Zuma has explained a Zulu saying he used at the recent ANC elective conference, just before the announcement of his successor as ANC president.
The rand has breached the R12.40/$ -level, firming on continued positive sentiment following Cyril Ramaphosa's election as ANC leader, and as the greenback eased against a basket of currencies.
ANC stalwarts have congratulated newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and called for urgent action against corruption.
Politicians took to social media to express their views on what transpired throughout the six-day ANC elective conference.
The ANC has rejected a court application to declare its 54th national elective conference null and void as an abuse of court processes and frivolous.
There has been a rumour that former president Nelson Mandela's preferred successor was actually Cyril Ramaphosa, instead of Thabo Mbeki, and we may finally get to see why, writes Ralph Mathekga.
President Jacob Zuma's continued presence as SA leader in 2018 may be enough to cause a further round of credit downgrades, according to Jakkie Cilliers of the Institute for Security Studies.
The institute argues that Cyril Ramaphosa, wearing his deputy president hat, could 'assume' the duties of acting president and launch the inquiry, due to President Jacob Zuma's conflict of interest.
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The ANC members from Limpopo, who formed part of the mysterious 60-plus delegates whose votes were not counted during the recent elective conference, are to meet at Luthuli House again in January.
It has taken South Africa’s rand exactly nine months -- and a new ruling-party leader -- to claw back the losses it suffered after President Jacob Zuma unexpectedly fired finance minister Pravin Gordhan in March.
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The fight for South Africa's future will be between the ANC and the government, according to an analyst, who added that President Jacob Zuma will use every weapon in his considerable arsenal to maintain power for as long as possible.
There are important challenges regarding the ANC's policy statement on land expropriation without compensation, cautions land claims expert Bulelwa Mabasa.
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