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23 Feb 2017
 
 
You are a traitor, Edward Zuma tells Mathews Phosa
POLITICS
The public spat between former African National Congress (ANC) treasurer Mathews Phosa and President Jacob Zuma's son is getting more intense as both men continue to trade insults. In the latest...
 
 
01 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Early One Sunday Morning I Decided to Step Out and Find South Africa
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
South Africa is a country rich in pathways, tracks and roads – both tar and gravel. It is also a country of wonderful stories, blessed with a varied, colourful and contested history. For more than...
 
 
20 Oct 2016
 
 
 
BRICS – the dream deferred, for now
SAIIA
The commanding position that the BRICS economies once held in the post-global financial crises era legitimised their claims for more equitable global governance institutions. Equally, they believed...
 
 
23 Jun 2016
 
Fog in the channel: what Brexit means for Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘Fog in the channel – continent cut off.’ The Brookings Institution reminded us of this famous though apocryphal British headline in an analysis of Brexit this week. For Brookings, the headline...
 
 
09 May 2016
 
Government must investigate threats against Madonsela – Cope
POLITICS
The government must immediately investigate reports that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had received death threats, the Congress of the People (Cope) said on Sunday. “The state must earnestly...
 
 
05 May 2016
 
DA: Sej Motau: Address by DA Shadow Minister in the Presidency, on the Presidency Budget Vote debate, Parliament (04/05/2016)
Topics
Mr Jacob Zuma should have announced his resignation from office on 1 April 2016 following the devastating Constitutional Court judgement handed down against him regarding “Nkandlagate” on 31 March...
 
 
15 Mar 2016
 
NT: Hawks response
STATEMENT
In respect of the statement released by The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), the following must be clarified: The Sunday Independent story, created an impression that the Hawks...
 
 
25 Jan 2016
 
She chose to leave the party – Mmusi on Mazibuko
POLITICS
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Sunday brushed off comments about internal racial politics in the party made by its former parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko. "She is speaking...
 
 
26 Oct 2015
 
Gauteng: Maile takes legal steps against DA for vicious and baseless allegations
STATEMENT
In a statement quoted in the Sunday Independent (25 October 2015), the Democratic Alliance’s John Moodey makes the allegation that the recent reshuffling of the Gauteng cabinet is "aimed at...
 
 
 
 
Let’s Talk Frankly
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
South Africa has been in the grip of a worrying culture of acquiesce and silence after 1994. Such silence is largely driven by patronage and a misplaced sense of loyalty, to party politics across...
 
 
12 Oct 2015
 
ANC using Sanral CEO as scapegoat, says anti-toll group
E-TOLLS
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Monday that it is too easy for the African National Congress (ANC) to “finger out” the SA National Roads Agency’s (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli as...
 
 
23 Sep 2015
 
 
 
Mosebenzi Zwane is new Mineral Resources Minister
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
Mosebenzi Zwane is South Africa’s new Mineral Resources Minister in a Cabinet reshuffle that saw Ngoako Ramatlhodi’s 16-month spell come to an abrupt end. Chamber of Mines of South Africa president...
 
 
20 Aug 2015
 
 
 
ANC’s head of research misleads by claiming China has ‘opposition parties'
AFRICA CHECK
After a recent study tour of China the ANC’s head of research, Thami Ka Plaatjie, reported that the country has as many as five “opposition parties”. But he was not comparing apples with apples.
 
 
03 Aug 2015
 
BRICS Outcomes 2015: Strengthening political dimensions
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
While the BRICS’ initial focus when it was established in 2009 was on improving global economic governance in response to the 2008 financial crisis, over the last seven years BRICS co-operation and...
 
 
06 Jul 2015
 
Fixing SAPS should start with Phiyega, but can't end there
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The disastrous reign of South African Police Service (SAPS) National Commissioner, General Riah Phiyega, will hopefully come to an end very soon. It is highly likely that the board of inquiry into...
 
 
 
                       
 
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