TONY LEON: Ramaphoria on the ropes as the storm clouds gather

Amid negative sentiment, President Cyril Ramaphosa is more, on evidence to date, Theresa May than Donald Trump, in the rhetoric versus reality stakes

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JUSTICE MALALA: Zuma faction has set twin booby traps for Ramaphosa

All ANC candidates have to deliver on the mandates regarding expropriation without compensation and the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank

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TOM EATON: New cabinet is the tractor that can drag SA out of the mess

Given the circumstances we’re all aware of, and the fires he continues to fight, Ramaphosa’s cabinet seems to be a solid compromise

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TOM EATON: Taking the fun out of an African celebration

DA shadow minister of higher education Belinda Bozzoli expresses irritation at the singing and dancing inside the National Assembly as parliament rises

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The important role of the new presidential advisory unit

The Policy Analysis and Research Services unit will be key to the president achieving his objectives

RANJENI MUNUSAMY: Malema’s claim that Ramaphosa will be cut as ANC leader is a ruse

Zuma’s legacy hangs thickly over the ANC, and its inability to hold him and his cohorts answerable for wrecking the state is one of the reasons it took a ...

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TOM EATON: You can’t keep a good man down — and a bad penny always turns up

Ebrahim Rasool bounces back to the Western Cape legislature

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BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI: Now is the time for Ramaphosa to crack the whip he holds

Voters have given the president and his party another chance

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RANJENI MUNUSAMY: SA is on an even keel despite election blips

Uptick in support for the FF Plus is not the rise of the alt-right, as has been evident in the US and Brazil

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TOM EATON: Small parties take stock on post election realities

The EFF has confirmed that it is, indeed, a government in waiting, and waiting, while it is now the end for Cope and the UDM

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: April 27 1994 vs May 8 2019 — no contest and no real winners

The promise of a new dawn is long gone, replaced by a cynical dark reality

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JONATHAN JANSEN: Caring and competent officials needed instead of cash-hungry cadres

SA cannot afford to have clueless officials running critical services

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BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI: Banal election campaigns pave the way to the feeding trough

The phony spectacle of strangers pretending they know and care about voters’ aspirations will soon be over as the ANC stands divided

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JUSTICE MALALA: ANC does not deserve another blank cheque

Calls for voters to give Ramaphosa a strong hand to institute reforms within the party and the country are bizarre

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TOM EATON: Pollsters fight it out in the game of polls

The stakes seem to be ramping up dramatically for Ipsos and the Institute of Race Relations ahead of the national elections

CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Finally, a voting decision is made!

Fake news is an insidious modern invention, and the Indian election is feeling its effects; here at home, however, we have a winner, writes Charmain Naidoo

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TONY LEON: More votes for ANC equals more corruption

Changing the status quo of deeply entrenched graft starts at the ballot box

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RANJENI MUNUSAMY: Election puts a spoke in the wheel of critical issues

Instead of pushing ahead with projects such as the licensing of radio frequency spectrum and the promised aggressive infrastructure roll-out, the government ...

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Shades of black with no grey area allowed in our elections

If you’re a disaffected white person, do you vote for the FF+?

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RANJENI MUNUSAMY: ANC officials who boast they knew about graft should quit

Their lack of action adds to the culture of cover-ups and political complicity that has crippled the state, writes Ranjeni Munusamy

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