Cryptocurrency use makes regulating party funding tricky

Some cryptocurrencies could make it very difficult to trace donors’ identities and the destinations of their donations

EBRAHIM FAKIR: The ‘five Ds’ of the EFF strategy, and ‘democracy’ isn’t one of them

The EFF’s puerile behaviour has exposed the shallowness of its claims to be the ideological inheritors of a ‘black consciousness’ tradition, writes Ebrahim ...

DA to seek legal opinion on final policy arbiter

The party seeks legal clarity on whether the federal council or broader national congress will determine key policy issues including race and redress

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Budget will dominate the political scene this week

Finance minister to give details about the proposed sovereign wealth fund and announce steps to reduce spending

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: State of the nation address to come under scrutiny

MPs will debate the president’s speech during a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces

Expect more spin and ‘fairy tales’ from Sona, says DA leader

John Steenhuisen, delivering the ‘alternative' state of the nation address’, says Ramaphosa ‘will very likely be dishonest about the crisis’ SA is in

DA to tackle economic exclusion in new draft policy paper

The document will add to the already released one on values and principles

DA’s proposal to increase number of seats in Western Cape legislature raises eyebrows

Plan supported by ANC and EFF goes against calls to cut government expenditure across the board

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Ramaphosa to deliver fourth Sona as SOE crisis intensifies

The president’s state of the nation address on Thursday will have to deal with SA’s dire economic realities

GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: The Jacob Zuma circus pays us another visit

Judiciary threatened after judge issues a warrant of arrest for former president if he does not appear in court on May 6

JONNY STEINBERG: Mbeki’s part in the undoing of his own legacy

Former president led the ANC to the high point of its achievement, yet under his watch the ruling party became a ravenous patronage machine

Mmusi Maimane expects to launch his movement by April

The Movement for One will group individuals, civil society, non-governmental organisations,religious bodies and smaller political parties

Mbali Ntuli puts her hand up to lead the DA

The former youth leader’s tensions with Helen Zille are well known, and Ntuli wants a party that ‘can win again’

DA’s draft policy rejects quotas based on race

Policy chief Gwen Ngwenya says the draft document will be finalised at the policy conference

Stevens Mokgalapa to resign as Tshwane mayor

The DA may not have the numbers to elect his successor

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Battles involving Zuma, Ramaphosa and Mkhwebane head to court

The former president’s graft, fraud and racketeering trial resumes

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