Former South African president Jacob Zuma at the State Capture Commission in July 2019.
Metaphors are not used for their own sake in politics, but as part of a strategy to persuade a particular audience to accept a point of view, and act accordingly
The rights entrenched in South Africa’s progressive constitution work for some, but not those living in abject poverty.
Whites lived well under apartheid and it is not absurd for black leaders to want all to live in the same way.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma addresses supporters after one of several court appearances on corruption charges.
The former president is in a corner and largely isolated. His only option is to stir the pot so much that it gives him some kind of bargaining power.
Judge Raymond Zondo, chair of the commission investigating grand corruption in South Africa, has been too polite with former state president Zuma.
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The Constitutional Court described Zuma’s lack of cooperation with the commission as "reprehensible".
Former South African President Jacob Zuma deployed spies in factional battles within the governing party.
Revelations show that the State Security Agency did little to safeguard the country and much to protect Zuma's political faction and to funnel public money into private ends.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma says he won’t comply with a Constitutional Court order to appear before a commission on corruption.
Zuma shares ignominy with former US president Donald Trump who, like him, subverted democracy while in office.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, chair of the state capture commission.
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Justice Raymond Zondo found that the test for recusal had not been met.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule in court in Bloemfontein, on corruption charges.
For every office holder who may lose a seat because they are prosecuted, another job opens up.
Thuli Madonsela, professor of law and former Public Protector of South Africa.
The first of a series of fatal flaws in the idea is about where to draw the line.
Percy Qoboza, editor of The World, second from left, being arrested by apartheid police following the banning of the newspaper in 1977.
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Journalists need to hold firmly to the ethical standards that assure audiences their work is reliable and credible.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma at the Zondo Commission in July 2020.
Claiming a right to determine reality by mere say-so is becoming increasingly commonplace, but we should never get used to it.
The Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest weekend newspaper, was used to spread disinformation.
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Media self-criticism is not just important to improve journalism, it is a political, professional and moral imperative.
Former South African government minister Nomvula Mokonyane, a leading member of the ruling ANC, at the commission probing grand corruption.
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Corruption has been a constant feature of South African political life for much of the past 350 years; solutions will also take time.
Political killings in the country are linked to the fierce competition for control of state resources within the governing ANC.
Author shows how politicians intent on settling problems by physically eliminating opponents tap into a ready source of assassins from within the taxi industry.
South African freedom struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni at the UN.
Although a commited veteran of the ANC, Mlangeni was no party apparatchik. He was outspoken against endemic corruption in government.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s freedom struggle icon and first black president, continues to be revered around the world.
Mandela left at the right time in 1999, when the country still seemed in a healthy state, after which he consolidated his international reputation.
The Shaik brothers Moe, Schabir and Chippy after Schabir was found guilty of fraud and corruption and sentenced to 15 years.
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Moe Shaik fancies himself as an analyst who can read people well. And yet, he has a rather large blind spot for his leaders – until they fall out with him.
Humour is sometimes used as a coping mechanism in tragic situations.
Jokes and satire can build resilience but also spread misinformation as people don't always know what is trustworthy and what is just funny.
Everyone needs to be fired up with a rage aligned with the feminine principle of care rather than the masculine principle of control.
How two massive opposing forces - the shift towards a sustainable world and the force that thrives on inequality - are unfolding at a global level.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has to inspire confidence amid growing scepticism.
The challenge to deliver a persuasive speech comes firstly in the context of intense doubts as to whether President Ramaphosa is truly in charge of the ANC.