Ramaphosa's big challenge to turn early wins into long-term success

2018-05-25 09:04

Ramaphosa needs to demonstrate that he understands people's concerns. People must not be made to wait for "thuma mina" while they are told things will be fine in the long run, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Ramaphosa charms at Presidential Golf Day

2018-02-22 14:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa has charmed guests at his first Presidential Golf Day, posing for selfies and drawing laughter from members of the media as he feigned deafness in response to a question about a Cabinet reshuffle.

Zuma's D-Day nears as Ramaphosa promises power transition

2018-02-12 06:39

President Jacob Zuma’s fate is set to be sealed when the top ANC leadership meets to conclude the transition to a new administration.

If South Africans could choose their next president…

2017-11-28 10:46

Pertinent to the preoccupation on who ANC members will select for their next president is an interesting adjunct to that question: if it was up to them, who would the South African public choose, writes Jos Kuper.

Donald Trump upends White House in first chaotic year

2017-11-02 14:30

The year since Donald Trump's election has revealed a president thirsty for acclaim, consumed by grievance and - for better or worse - realising his promise to shatter the norms of office.

Trump says predecessors didn't honour fallen; response heated

2017-10-17 12:10

Critics are slamming President Donald Trump for his claim that his predecessors "didn't make calls" to the families of the nation's fallen.

Mabuza could swing both ways

2017-07-30 05:54

Get Mabuza! That seems to be the directive that has been given to chief lobbyists in the ANC presidential race as they chase after Mpumalanga premier and provincial chairperson David Mabuza.

ANC makes the right policy noises

2017-04-10 15:17

A new economic policy document drafted by the ruling party’s leaders avoids revolutionary rhetoric and seems intent on attracting investment into the country.

More time for Zuma to weigh in on Absa bailout

2017-01-27 13:38

President Jacob Zuma has been granted an extension to comment on the public protector’s provisional report investigating Bankorp’s bailout by the Reserve Bank.

Will Sisulu throw her hat into the ring?

2016-10-09 06:00

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu would like a female ANC president to be elected on merit, but she declined to substantiate talk that her name may be put forward for the post.


South Africans have a common vision again, thanks to Ramaphosa

2018-02-26 10:46

As a visionary and a shrewd politician, Ramaphosa knows very well how important it is to mobilise the entire nation around a common vision, writes Sello Lediga.

#ZumaResigns: ANC must 'exploit new chapter of renewed hope' - Sanco

2018-02-15 07:49

The ANC must see President Jacob Zuma's resignation as an opportunity to rebuild the organisation, the South African National Civic Organisation has said.

ANC top 6 meeting without Zuma - AS IT HAPPENED

2018-02-10 19:16

ANC National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe has confirmed to the SABC that the party’s top 6 is meeting on Saturday without President Jacob Zuma.

The burden of being a Sisulu

2017-11-12 06:01

After a good start, Lindiwe Sisulu’s campaign to become the ANC’s first female leader is now on the defensive.

Nzimande and Vavi: former allies reunited as Zuma outcasts

2017-10-20 12:21

Blade Nzimande and Zwelinzima Vavi, once united in their criticism of Mbeki and adoration of Zuma are now both the outcasts of the latter, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Pros and cons of the three women running for the presidency

2017-08-10 12:01

If South Africans get a woman who will govern in the same way as a man they would have gained nothing but a switch in gender, writes Amanda Gouws.

Mashatile endorses Ramaphosa

2017-06-18 06:01

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidential bid got a boost yesterday when Gauteng ANC chair Paul Mashatile endorsed him as a leader who will instill confidence and protect the country from all forms of capture.

How to get good politicians

2017-03-14 14:00

What factors determine whether well-educated, dedicated people choose to go into politics?

ANC should consider a third way

2017-01-15 06:03

A two-horse race could divide the party beyond repair. Branches should rather look at a conciliatory option, writes Kwandiwe Kondlo.

Radebe distances Cabinet from Zwane's bank probe statement

2016-09-29 19:14

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe was caught by surprise at his colleague's insistence that he had the backing of Cabinet when issuing a statement about a bank probe.

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