NATASHA MARRIAN: DA reset a long shot

The party firmly entrenched itself as a party for minorities — a reset of sorts, as it moved to re-establish lost ties with its base

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NATASHA MARRIAN: SA’s by-election battleground

A string of simple local by-elections has SA political parties anxious

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NATASHA MARRIAN: The A-Z of desperate men

The ANC’s 2005 NGC was a turning point in Zuma’s favour ahead of his ascent to the presidency, but Magashule will need a miracle if he thinks the upcoming ...

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NATASHA MARRIAN: ANC’s magical mystery tour

Proposal to increase the government grant to political parties in order to sidestep potential influence from dodgy donors is a good one on the surface, but the ...

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NATASHA MARRIAN: ANC fails Cosatu corruption test

Cosatu is clearly turning up the heat on its ally, after backing Ramaphosa’s reform ticket at the ANC’s elective conference at Nasrec

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Zuma’s desperation in stalingrad

The deputy chief justice, though he may come across as mild-mannered, is unlikely to fold — he is a man of steely resolve with an acute sense of justice

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Time for reparations

The KPMG report was a key enabler of the capture at Sars and the destruction following Moyane’s appointment

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NATASHA MARRIAN: ANC’s admission of guilt speaks volumes

It almost feels like we are back in the Jacob Zuma era, when arrogance in the face of wrongdoing was par for the course for the governing party, and no ...

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Mama Aston’s bribery blind spot

What is revealing is that despite the ANC’s so-called remorse over corruption in its ranks, it remains unwilling or, more likely, unable to act

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Finally, Cyril’s in charge

The battle is by no means over, but it is becoming clear that the Zuma-Magashule hurdle is no longer an insurmountable one

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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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