Greta Thunberg may be the world's savviest Twitter troll. Here are the presidents and pundits she has put in their place.

2019-12-13 10:14

The teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has mastered the art of trolling world leaders on Twitter after they criticize her.

Jobs: Ramaphosa to receive progress report from Nedlac

2019-08-01 10:50

President Cyril Ramaphosa will receive a report from the National Economic Development and Labour Council on the progress made on the 2018 Presidential Jobs Summit. This as Stats SA announced this week that the country was facing its highest unemployment level in 11 years.

Must the president be a moral leader?

2019-02-19 08:21

Why should anyone expect a president to demonstrate certain virtue? If someone is good at the job of political leadership, must they demonstrate exceptional moral character as well, asks Michael Blake.

Quietly adopted rules to remove president empower National Assembly

2018-12-02 06:00

The adoption of new rules for removing a president through Parliament represents an advancement in South Africa's democratic health, writes Phephelaphi Dube.

Ethiopia elected its first female President, Sahle-Work Zewde - here are 6 women in Africa before her

2018-10-29 10:49

The appointment of Sahle-Work Zewde as Ethiopia's president is a good opportunity to remind us of the other female heads of states in Africa who have come before her. And that we still have far to go.

How the world covered Trump’s tweets about expropriation in South Africa

2018-08-23 19:10

US president Donald Trump unleashed a tweetstorm on Thursday morning when he – incorrectly – claimed that farm seizures and the “large-scale killing of farmers” is taking place in South Africa.

WATCH: Anglogold chairman Sipho Pityana skewers Zuma as ANC bigwigs look on

2016-09-08 09:09

In his eulogy to Makhenkhesi Stofile, Anglogold chairperson Sipho Pityana explains why Zuma is no longer “honourable” and why he should resign and depart forthwith.

Todt back in charge

2013-12-09 09:00

Jean Todt has been unanimously re-elected as president of motorsport's world governing body by the International Automobile Federation general assembly.


This Playboy model, professor and author is running for the presidency of Croatia and wants sex work legalised

2019-10-17 12:53

A stunning reality star and Playboy model who called for sex work to be made legal in her home country is to run for president.

UN calls for 'independent' probe into death of Egypt's Morsi

2019-06-18 19:21

The UN human rights office called Tuesday for an "independent inquiry" into former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's death while in state custody.


2019-02-13 14:57

Members of Parliament continue to debate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of The Nation Address on Wednesday.

Ramaphosa celebrates his 66th birthday in Ethiopia

2018-11-17 13:02

President Cyril Ramaphosa will most likely be celebrating his 66th birthday in Ethiopia after arriving in the country on Saturday morning for the 11th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).

Time to reconsider Van Zyl Slabbert electoral reforms

2018-09-14 08:57

There has been much talk in the media recently about the electoral system and the related question whether its reform might not produce a more accountable democracy, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

A to-do list for the new president

2017-12-15 14:26

With GDP growth on a downward trend since 2010 and poverty and unemployment on the rise, the ANC’s new leader will face a tough task to fix the economy.

UPDATE: Montezemolo to quit Ferrari

2014-09-10 12:16

Long-time Ferrari F1 boss Luca di Montezemolo has announced his departure from the team. Can't say we're surprised...

Obama's historic victory

2008-11-06 12:00

Relive Barack Obama's historic US election victory on November 4th 2008. See the soundslides with photos from the night and audio extracts from McCain and Obama's speeches.

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