EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Makhosi Khoza stays true to her self, no matter the cost
Stories of Note
Bytes from the digital world
The price of voting to remove President Jacob Zuma will be high — but let’s do it anyway, says Makhosi Khoza.
What’s in a name? Apparently a lot, if your name is Dullah Omar and your family doesn’t want it to be associated with support for Jacob Zuma.
Members of the National Interfaith Council of SA (Nicsa), in partnership with the Amakhosi endabuko (traditional leaders), are praying for the president, saying: "We regard the marches and the vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma as a ganging-up of opposition parties and certain groupings as a clear stand of populism to gain publicity."
Former Joburg mayor Parks Tau breaks his silence, saying the city’s finances under a DA-led administration are in shambles (despite not seeing any financial statements).
In My Opinion
Matters of debate
In case you missed this: Steven Friedman says that if held by secret ballot, the vote of no confidence against Jacob Zuma would undermine democracy.
Rampant corruption is the biggest and most damaging consequence of Jacob Zuma’s eight-year presidential reign. In close second is the hollowing out of the government at its top levels and the dysfunctionality of the Cabinet.
Tim Cohen argues that while the majority in Africa support imposing term limits on their leaders, this has not stopped the likes of Congo’s Joseph Kabila from seeking to stay on in power.
Adekeye Adebajo says Albert Luthuli demonstrated that his Christian faith was the foundation for all his political actions, employing evocative biblical allusions and calling for churches across the globe to join the anti-apartheid struggle.
The long and the short of the markets
The departure of Prasa chairperson Popo Molefe could undermine anticorruption efforts at the rail agency. This includes the recovery of R2.6bn from Swifambo.
Platinum producer Lonmin is opening up to partnerships — and selling processing capacity it isn’t using.
The lighter side of the web
Despite having previously called for Jacob Zuma's resignation, the South African Communist Party is not supporting the no confidence vote in the president.