Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was right to deal with Lesotho “extremely carefully” in the Southern African Development Community mediation process in the country, an ex-electoral commissioner has said.
Carien du Plessis
South Africans do not just attack foreigners, they have a history of violence, President Jacob Zuma has said.
“As you can see [from] the support you got in the Western Cape, we will carry you, Mmusi, we will stand behind you and we will take you to the Union Buildings” – Anton Bredell
A week can be a long time in politics, as DA leader found out when she resigned, with a heavy heart, as head of the opposition.
The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) may just have come of age this week, passing a crucial test on several interviews which in the past had the potential for ugly political arguments.
Banana Island is to Nigerian real estate what Krug is to French Champagne: the priciest money can buy. She goes running and finds the other side of Nigeria
Now that Democractic Alliance leader Helen Zille will not be standing for re-election next month, who can lead the opposition party? Carien du Plessis looks at possible candidates.
Indigenisation law is being amended to allow flexibility of investment.
Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, was all sparkle and laughs at her husband’s side during his official state visit to South Africa this week in a mostly convincing effort to dispel recent rumours that she was gravely ill.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was the first to wish President Jacob Zuma a happy 73rd, ahead of his birthday on Sunday.
On the surface there were warm handshakes and mutual reminiscing about the struggle against apartheid in the bad old days and Cecil John Rhodes latterly, but the main theme of Robert Mugabe’s three-day visit to South Africa this week is business.
Relations between South Africa and Nigeria could change with the west African country’s historic peaceful transition to a new administration this week.
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I’m busy working on Saturday’s babalaas when I get an SMS from a government spin doctor: “King Goodwill Zwelithini is going to talk about the xenophobia at KwaHlongwa near Maphumulo in a couple of hours’ time.”
It’s almost as if you need never ask about the origins of Africa; there never was a time when Africa was not here.
The rest of Africa is Simply, Better, Faster than South Africa, to borrow a phrase from Standard Bank, one of the big four banks that are minting it on our continent.