GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: A battle looms as Ace Magashule dares the ANC to remove him

The party’s secretary-general is unlikely to step down voluntarily as he appears in court to face corruption charges

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Jacob Zuma in the spotlight with appearance at state-capture commission

State of the nation address to be debated in parliament on Tuesday and Wednesday

Does a political party without whippery lack a conscience?

Inherited from a colonial parliamentary system, whips have an important role to play in a constitutional democracy — so where are they?

NEWS ANALYSIS: Makhura battling to hold Gauteng ANC together as PPE scandal spills over

But premier says he remains focused on ensuring economic recovery and tackling the Covid-19 pandemic

Under siege Makhura bemoans the spectre of factionalism in Gauteng

As power struggle unfolds, the ANC provincial chair says infighting among factions has the potential to destroy the governing party in the province

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Cyril Ramaphosa to set out the government’s agenda for the year

President is expected to unveil plans on economic reforms and vaccine rollout in his state of the nation address

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Zondo commission to hear evidence about parliamentary oversight

Oversight allegedly failed as state capture took root in SA

WATCH: How the Political Party Funding Act affects donors and parties

Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis talks to Business Day TV about the legislation

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: ANC to give feedback after lekgotla

Defeating the Covid-19 pandemic and kick-starting the economy were on the ANC’s agenda

Political Party Funding Act lacks teeth

Ramaphosa sets implementation date for Political Party Funding Act after Corruption Watch wrote to the president insisting the act come into operation

ANC meeting ‘is not about Magashule,’ says Ace Magashule

Magashule says top ANC officials are due to discuss a more practical approach towards rebooting the economy

DA’s goal in 2021 is to grow support in contested areas, says John Steenhuisen

The leader of the opposition party says it is not impossible to get back into government in Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay and Johannesburg

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Jacob Zuma will not appear before Zondo commission

Former president can be forced to testify only after review application has been determined, legal team says

GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: Just why has the president been delaying the Political Party Funding Act?

All eyes are on Ramaphosa after Corruption Watch threatened to file an urgent court application to force him to implement the act

GARETH VAN ONSELEN: The state of the ANC

An inept party of incompetent, anachronistic amateurs, denialists and egg-beaters

Political Party Funding Act expected to be implemented by April

The act was signed into law in January 2019 and has been awaiting Ramaphosa’s decision on an implementation date


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