President Cyril Ramaphosa tried to foster social cohesion in his speeches during a pandemic that had exposed the nation’s divisions.
South Africa will miss having a “diplomat-scholar” of his calibre to turn to for sage advice.
Inner city occupations and shack settlements alike are the inevitable consequence of the fact that huge populations of people have to get by without a living wage.
It would help African countries to have a common position on the Ukraine war. This should be based on its impact on food and energy security in the continent.
The disparate nature of the six prospective members is bound to spark debate about the real nature of Brics.
It’s clear that South Africa is aligned with the Russian Federation.
Allegations of flouting international arms control rules, let alone being party to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, place the South African defence industry in a precarious position globally.
The book is a gripping read for anyone interested in late 20th century history, and in the end of apartheid.
The crux of the arms-to-Russia allegations relates to the content of the US intelligence reports.
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.
The industry has the potential to create jobs, alleviate poverty and help reduce the extreme inequality in South Africa
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.
South Africa’s minister of finance should have used the bailout of Eskom to fast-track its split and introduce the private sector into the electricity sector.
The veteran liberation struggle activist brings gravitas to every position he occupies.
Deciding on the best system isn’t a simple matter. There’s a bewildering array of jargon to sift through and many elements to consider.
The decline in support for the ANC suggests that coalition governments will become increasingly common in the country, affecting its appointment policy.
A 1971 law, and the parallel growth of an illegal economy, shaped South Africa’s unique cannabis landscape.
It has become increasingly clear that the country needs to start thinking of life without Ramaphosa - and the ANC - in charge.