Just how brightly will South Africa’s star shine under Ramaphosa?

2019-05-17 05:01

The ANC’s vote tally may have dropped to below 60% in a general election for the first time since the end of apartheid but it remains in the driving seat, writes Solly Moeng.

Malusi Gigaba sex scandal: Should we care about politicians' private lives?

2018-10-30 06:00

Political sex scandals are nothing new, but do the private lives of politicians matter? And do we want our political debate to be conducted at the level of People magazine, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.

Lying Gigaba drags political institutions down with him

2018-03-14 08:36

Malusi Gigaba is running the risk of becoming one of the biggest liars in political history and with that ruining the little trust we have left in our politcal institutions, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Down with ‘all talk, no action’ politics

2016-10-09 12:23

SA’s millennials surveyed cite honesty and a stance against corruption as top leadership qualities, while advocating younger people in office

UK minister scorns limo, wants bike

2014-01-16 14:50

Take note premiere Thandi Modise - a British minister is rebelling against an order to use a car and driver by demanding that he be provided with a ‘ministerial bike’ instead.


The private lives of politicians: When should we care?

2018-11-04 06:00

We should focus our energies on investigating the allegations that surround him, and ensuring that he accounts for those, rather than zooming in on his private parts, writes Ntsiki Mpulo.

Nothing as entertaining as parliament TV

2018-04-23 15:08

More and more viewers are tuning into the station, which has become more of a reality show

Friends and friction: Abandon old ideas, reach for the future

2017-04-30 06:14

Imagine if a 23-year-old who has a deep, scarred voice because he’s been smoking and drinking the good life away came to you and said: “You know, the best years of my life were when I was five years old.”

No-nonsense politician tells tabloid reporter to "f--- off" for asking her about her weight

2015-07-22 16:56

British politician, and our new hero, swore at a UK tabloid journalist after he asked how much she weighs.

Stomach in, chest out

2010-08-11 19:36

If politicians practised a bit of self-censorship there would be no need to rein in the media, argues Marc Ashton.

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