The judge responsible for authorising the covert monitoring of communications has found that claims by journalists that they were being spied on were credible.
The Constitutional Court described Zuma’s lack of cooperation with the commission as “reprehensible”.
The election of Port Elizabeth’s first black mayor in 1995 signalled that the democratic change that had started in 1994 was irreversible. But problems lay ahead.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation, like South Africa itself, is a symbol of contradictions. While there are bad people who work for it, there are also many good ones.
Over the past few years, heads of department and chief financial officers in South Africa have been placed under enormous pressure by politicians to bend compliance rules.
Corruption in South Africa became increasingly organised under former President Jacob Zuma.
South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.
Justice Zondo needs to get under the skin of the politics of state capture in South Africa, to get on record what happened, and why.