Will populist political projects eventually lead to the collapse of democracy? The answer is complicated, but there is a second option, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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.
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.
The adoption of new rules for removing a president through Parliament represents an advancement in South Africa's democratic health, writes Phephelaphi Dube.
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.
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.
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.
Jean Todt has been unanimously re-elected as president of motorsport's world governing body by the International Automobile Federation general assembly.
The UN human rights office called Tuesday for an "independent inquiry" into former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's death while in state custody.
Members of Parliament continue to debate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of The Nation Address on Wednesday.
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).
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.
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.
Long-time Ferrari F1 boss Luca di Montezemolo has announced his departure from the team. Can't say we're surprised...
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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