South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can Saftu break the mould?

Saftu comes at a time of declining political influence by unions. They are also seen as elitist

2 days ago
Ramaphosa finally gets it — he will have to fight to lead South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa made several veiled attacks on Jacob Zuma, who’s backing his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, for the presidency

3 days ago
Despite a chorus of deniers, white people hold most of SA's capital

White monopoly capital continues to be a South African reality that shapes the country's political, economic and social life

3 days ago
Jacob Zuma's grand plan to retain power

Zuma may need a pardon from his successor to avoid being jailed for 783 graft charges that were dropped before he became president in 2009

4 days ago
It’s time to demystify debates about Africa’s middle class

The middle-class concept has remained vague and limited to number crunching. The minimum monetary threshold for entering it was vulnerable to a setback into ...

4 days ago
JUSTICE MALALA: Jacob Zuma, like apartheid, has perverted our institutions

Those who have benefited from their nefarious activities are now members of parliament, whereas whistleblowers are fired and hounded out of public office

4 days ago
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DAVID FORBES: The neoliberal ANC and its 'radical economic transformation' hot air

We are stuck with just two stark models: capitalism and communism. Anyone ever heard of that strange word: Hybrid?

7 days ago
Who marched against Jacob Zuma and why?

Protests in South Africa have largely been confined to black working class townships and informal settlements. Is this beginning to change?

7 days ago
CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Is there a depth Hlaudi and Co won't sink to?

What is it with people like Jacob Zuma and Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the arrogance of not hearing that the crowd has stopped cheering?

7 days ago
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How the ANC can stay a liberation movement and govern well

Democracy in SA is meaningless if it doesn't improve the lives of people. To do this, the ANC must be led by conscientious, competent and interested leaders

8 days ago
JONATHAN JANSEN: The official contempt for poor, black people in South Africa

A university student in sociology would learn much more from a morning in a Metrorail third-class carriage than in a seminar room on campus

8 days ago
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How African governments use advertising as a weapon against media freedom

Governments have transitioned from outright control of freedom of expression to a subtler manipulation of the press

9 days ago
TONY LEON: The doctor who won't heal South Africa

Last week we got a glimpse of what Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wants for the country. We have been warned.

9 days ago
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RAILA ODINGA: Zambia’s politics have taken a worrying turn

Now is the time for African democrats to speak out, writes former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga

9 days ago
TOM EATON: The filth behind the filthy lucre

How much money will be stolen

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Editorial : Your countrymen see right through you, Mr President

Our people must be able to control‚ administer and enjoy the economy

10 days ago
Zuma files papers opposing secret ballot in Parliament

Zuma on Thursday filed an affidavit opposing the UDM's application‚ saying that voting by way of an open ballot vote is not unconstitutional

15 days ago
How Zuma is losing his grip on KwaZulu-Natal

'We are going to face a decline and we are going to face a crisis if it is not already the case'

15 days ago
How the ANC lost its mojo

'It is sad but not entirely surprising for a party such as the ANC to lose its moral compass. What is puzzling is how the ANC is failing to act in its own ...

15 days ago
Helen Zille charged with bringing the DA into disrepute

DA federal committee chairman James Selfe confirmed that formal charges had been laid regarding her public views on colonialism

15 days ago