For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
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As poor communities are left without homes, journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh is being sued over revelations in his book, Gangster State, that corruption may have played a role in building of homes being delayed for years
Ace Magashule's radical tone is being presented as a co-sponsor of the ANC in this election. It's not only an election about Ramaphosa the reformer, it's an election about Magashule – the populist maverick, writes Daniel Silke.
It is impossible for the ANC to control the actions of every member and supporter. What is expected however, is for the party to do far more than issue statements like "we distance ourselves," writes Redi Tlhabi.
Books in South Africa don’t often make headline news. But a controversial subject, protests and disruptions at a book launch, and threats of book burning are sufficient to get South Africans talking about the place of books in society once again.
A repressive atmosphere leads authors to self-censor, avoiding more controversial topics. And that is precisely why it is important to protect authors from being silenced, writes Elizabeth le Roux.
The ANC's reaction to 'Gangster State' – ill-considered, parochial, racist, rabid – not only reveals its structural inability to deal with serious allegations of corruption, but also that the book might well have hit the party amidships.
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