STEVEN FRIEDMAN: The post-conference ANC — same party with new wrinkles

The party insists that the result reflects the will of branches, but the evidence suggests a deal between power brokers, writes Steven Friedman

RON DERBY: Rand tracks the country's sorry decline under a Zuma presidency

First published on December 17, 2017. Business, and indeed black business, has floundered under Zuma

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CAROL PATON: After a deal with the devil, Cyril Ramaphosa heads a house divided

Three of the ANC's new top six are deeply compromised, and SA can expect more of the same from the party

Jacob Zuma’s fate now in hands of new NEC

There is an acute urgency around Zuma’s recall due to the proximity of the 2019 national election

PETER BRUCE: Fear and folly in treasury after Nasrec

When he becomes head of state Ramaphosa probably won’t keep Malusi Gigaba on as finance minister but he is likely to keep him inside the tent

NATASHA MARRIAN: Something amiss with emergence of Ace Magashule as secretary-general

How could it be that the Gupta-linked, Free State chairman-since-1992, whose provincial finances are in a mess, was elected to run Luthuli House?

GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: Ace up the sleeve?

Magashule’s narrow victory in the race for the secretary-general’s post, and David Mabuza’s elevation to deputy president, rocked the ...

Jacob Zuma: dead president walking

Zuma’s entanglements with the law are so many and so complicated that he is set to face an onslaught from all fronts, without the cover of the party

Post-election indigestion

For years, the faction close to Jacob Zuma has revelled in their position close to the trough. But the election of Cyril Ramaphosa meant the only thing on the ...

David Mabuza: the cat closer to the very top

The long-time ANC Mpumalanga chairman positioned himself and his province perfectly as kingmakers of the party’s 54th conference

CAROL PATON: Different leader, different vision … same broken ANC merry-go-round

Ramaphosa’s election as party president has given SA hope, but he must act swiftly to get rid of Zuma

PETER BRUCE: Cyril wins: South Africa's blessed moment

The ANC has miraculously given the country a Get Out of Jail Free card. The thieves and crooks are in trouble, but for the most part we can breathe again

NEWS ANALYSIS: How Mpumalanga made a new king for the ANC

Chairman David Mabuza’s precise role in Cyril Ramaphosa’s ascension is unclear — but the province was indisputably the key player in the outcome

Saftu has a rather gloomy take on Cyril Ramaphosa’s win

The South African Federation of Trade Unions says all the policies that came out of this year’s conference came out of previous ones, too — and ...

ANC to meet lawyers of 68 ‘missing voters’

Supporters of the ANC’s Senzo Mchunu have cited an irregular second count at the ANC national conference earlier this week

JUSTICE MALALA: No excuse for bad service

A president who takes no responsibility for his actions and a waiter who declines to serve his customers both encourage a parting of the ways

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