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Are calls for unity in the ANC an attempt to prevent Cyril Ramaphosa from cleaning out the stables if he wins the presidency. Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Why talk of unity in South Africa’s ANC is disingenuous, and dangerous

The ANC’s elective conference has very important implications for South Africa’s future. Whoever leads determines the kind of leader the country will get, and what policy trajectory will be taken.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, with presidential contenders Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

The ANC leadership race will go down to the wire: here’s why

The race for the presidency of South Africa's governing ANC will go down to the wire. Exact calculations for the frontrunners are impossible and the result is likely to be known by 17 or 18 December.
South Africa’s governing African National Congress has begun the process of choosing its leaders. EPA-EFE/Kim Ludrick

Snags that could cast doubt on ANC’s choice of new leaders

The ANC's elective conference is important for the party and South Africa. This is because the person chosen to lead the governing party since 1994, has gone on to become president.
The political troubles of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe comes with lessons for his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Lessons for South Africa’s Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe’s misfortunes

The unfolding misfortunes of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe hold key lessons for his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma who faces the possibility of a forced exit.
There are claims President Jacob Zuma may push through irresponsible proposals relating to higher education funding. Reuters

What the hijacking of South Africa’s Treasury means for the economy

The imposition of the fee free higher education proposal on South Africa's National Treasury without due consideration represents an escalation of the state capture led by President Jacob Zuma.
South African President Jacob Zuma. Mounting allegations of corruption at home are having international repercussions. Reuters/Mark Schiefelbein

South Africa shows why collaboration is key to tackling global crime networks

There are disturbing questions around the complicity - witting or unwitting - of UK global financial institutions in the transnational network set up by President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.
An activist during Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006. He was acquitted and went on to become South Africa’s president. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Celebrity campaigns and rape culture: the pluses and the pitfalls

The #Metoo campaign shows that we should not think of Harvey Weinstein as an isolated case, or just one bad apple. There are thousands more like him. Globally, sexual harassment has become normalised.

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