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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NATASHA MARRIAN: Zondo Commission’s deep value for SA

It has been long and costly, but the state capture inquiry has paved the way for the NPA to act, and everyone from Zuma down has cause for worry

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NATASHA MARRIAN: 2021: A voter quandary

The way the political landscape is shifting in SA now, there will be little in the way of electoral options in the next local government elections

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Why has Busisiwe Mkhwebane subpoenaed Jacob Zuma’s tax records?

Mkhwebane seems to think Jacob Zuma would have come clean to Sars about bribes. She must believe the public is very easily fooled

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Now Cyril must step up

Nelson Mandela advised leading from the back in good times, to let others enjoy the limelight — but when danger looms, it is time to lead from the front

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Is Herman Mashaba angling to leave the DA?

No-one thought Herman Mashaba would get the mayoral chain, but now that he has it, would he be willing to cross the floor to keep it?

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Gordian knot over Pravin

Every week brings fresh news of legal woes for the public protector – now it appears she used a secret document in her case against Gordhan

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Time to step on toes

Tiptoeing around corrupt and unethical executives isn’t going to restore public confidence in SA’s ravaged tax agency

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Watch your back, Cyril

As if the president didn’t have enough on his plate with the economy and violence, sabotage by enemies within is a constant threat

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