NATASHA MARRIAN: Cosatu’s weak immunity

Unions, for their part, run the risk of rendering themselves irrelevant if they remain locked in ideological fortresses.

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Radical circus sideshows

Mkhwebane is not the only member of the Zuma cult who is rapidly running out of road — another is the Twitter-happy Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Time to play our part in preventing the spread

SA’s real test is yet to come — and if it fails to meet the challenge, the blame will lie with all of us

NATASHA MARRIAN: Another nail in Mkhwebane’s coffin

She now faces a stark risk — each judgment against her (and there are already many) further confirms that she is pursuing a nefarious agenda, and each adds to ...

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Government’s civil servants gambit

The government’s gambit is an extremely clever one, and President Cyril Ramaphosa has made Mboweni point man for it, rather than the minister of public service ...

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NATASHA MARRIAN: So sweep SA clean already

We have new brooms in key posts, including the presidency, but precious little to show for it in the number of state capture prosecutions

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NATASHA MARRIAN: How the EFF turned on Cyril

Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address and the aftermath — the parliamentary debate on the address — show that he is now firmly in the party’s crosshairs

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NATASHA MARRIAN: It’s time to slay some bears Mr President

Whatever Ramaphosa announces in his Sona will mean little unless his words are matched with action

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NATASHA MARRIAN: The ANC’s Mkhwebane test

How the ANC handles the motion to remove public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will be a key indication of whether it has learnt from its past mistakes in ...

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Skeletons in Cyril’s cabinet

There are serious allegations against Cyril Ramaphosa’s ministers which, if true, are contrary to the clean-up ticket he campaigned on

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NATASHA MARRIAN: ‘Fightback’ campaign fizzles out at the ANC’s NEC

The malcontents of the ANC’s fightback faction, with their nostalgia for state capture, are hobbling the party’s efforts to fix the economy

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NATASHA MARRIAN: David Mabuza’s nose out of joint

As Ramaphosa looks more and more like a leader who cannot lead, his deputy, David Mabuza, is trying to position himself as someone who can

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Whistleblower spills the beans on Bain

The company that devastated Sars and played a key role in plotting state capture may find itself having to answer a few difficult questions

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Ace and Busi – wounded and cornered

Two of the leading figures in the anti-Ramaphosa fightback group, Ace Magashule and Busisiwe Mkhwebane, could be at their most dangerous now

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NATASHA MARRIAN: It’s just too little, too late

In a week of blackouts and bleak news, it’s hard to get too excited about the ‘sacrifices’ announced in the ministerial handbook

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NATASHA MARRIAN: There are no permanent friends or enemies in politics

The DA’s woes in Joburg provide the ANC with opportunities to woo smaller parties away from the bosom of the official opposition

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