The resort to armed struggle brought the Communist Party and the African National Congress much closer together during their time in exile.
The Communist Party draws most of the members from South Africa’s mainly young, unemployed people, a group that keeps growing.
The life story of Mandlenkosi Makhoba represents the losers in the new South Africa, showing how inequality is produced and reproduced generationally.
The most that may be hoped for from the party’s annual statement is evidence of a president who is confident, clear and courageous.
A retrospective exhibition displays the key works from the life and times of activist and artist Judy Seidman. She has used political posters as a galvanising force in the fight against injustice.
South Africa’s parliamentary system would make it difficult to achieve a fusion of parties.
Politicians oppose toll roads on Johannesburg’s highways, yet they are textbook example of progressive taxation that favours the poor.
South Africa needs to wean itself off coal in a way that protects jobs and the environment.
South Africa needs to urgently step up its efforts to drive economic growth by harnassing the power of the state, as well as the markets.
There’s an assumption that a change of ownership would automatically mean a change in the role the Bank plays
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party’s decline in popular support.
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa’s governing ANC.
The protest song “Stimela” remains as much a song about present and future aspirations, as it is of the past.
A change in the ownership of the South African Reserve Bank from private shareholders to government shouldn’t impact the constitutional mandate of the central bank in any way.
Zuma’s last address to South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, as its president, betrayed his strange way of dealing with issues. He came across as delusional and self-indulgent.
The South African Communist Party’s decision to compete in an election against its alliance partner the ANC is a watershed moment for them, with important implications for the country.
South Africa has changed since Jacob Zuma’s 2006 rape trial. In recent years, a new and assertive feminist movement has emerged and attacks on the president have become common cause.
South Africa’s five-year-old National Development Plan suffers from gross misinterpretation by different parties.
Accusations against South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa appear to be an example of the tried-and-tested trick to discredit him and his political campaign to become the next president.
The twilight of Jacob Zuma’s ruinous presidency coincides with growing revulsion at his misrule of South Africa. But, it’s important that his erstwhile supporters acknowledge their complicity.