The announcement, as the ANC’s elective conference got under way, is much more about Zuma and Nasrec than students and education
If the new NEC fails to find its backbone, voters will be convinced the Ramaphosa-led ANC is still remotely controlled by Zuma
The coming years should be an ideology-free period with a focus on outcomes, not revolutionary posturing
Three of the ANC's new top six are deeply compromised, and SA can expect more of the same from the party
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
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?
Chairman David Mabuza’s precise role in Cyril Ramaphosa’s ascension is unclear — but the province was indisputably the key player in the outcome