Donald Trump says he’s being politically persecuted, like Russian democracy martyr Alexei Navalny, who died while in a Russian prison on Feb. 16. A scholar says there’s no comparison between the men.
Jacob Zuma claims that his new political home, the Umkhonto we Sizwe Party, is the authentic ANC, not the one led by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The bill seeks greater intelligence powers but neglects oversight.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s messages, and tone of delivery, suggest an assertive leader representing the interests of the global south.
South Africa will miss having a “diplomat-scholar” of his calibre to turn to for sage advice.
Awarding punitive costs against legal practitioners would make them think twice about facilitating delaying tactics and malicious lawsuits.
If an offender is lawfully released on medical parole, but their health improves or even if they are cured, they cannot be forced to return to prison.
When Essop Pahad was given a job, he did it efficiently. He surprised even his critics with his diligence.
Mashatile could be the new broom that sweeps clean. Ramaphosa’s apparent confidence in him suggests that he has some latitude to do so.
The government must not trample on its own laws and court decisions. Compliance with the constitution must be the priority.
Perhaps the combination of religious rhetoric and secular laws is a winning electoral strategy.
Having an intelligence service that is not fit for purpose means the country is vulnerable to security threats from within and outside the country.
The veteran liberation struggle activist brings gravitas to every position he occupies.
The culture of impunity that has lingered since the presidency of Jacob Zuma has to give way to a new era of integrity and accountability.
South Africa’s foreign policy under Ramaphosa emphasises economic diplomacy and ‘progressive internationalism’, which promotes global equity and ending the dominance of the global north.
It has become increasingly clear that the country needs to start thinking of life without Ramaphosa - and the ANC - in charge.
The court should have given the public a much clearer understanding of how it came to its decision, and what consideration it had given to public opinion.
Despite its vagueness, the RET has become central to the contemporary ANC. It is destined to remain a powerful bloc within the party, and a constant constraint on Ramaphosa leadership.
The spy watchdog needs to make its findings on complaints against the country’s intelligence agencies public as a matter of principle.
The new process of impeachment requires an objective test to be met.