SA is looking to the past because the future is too hard to conquer, writes Ferial Haffajee.
Is SA likely to have a female president? The country is becoming more patriarchal, and ambitious men are pushing back on quotas and don’t seem to want to give up their spots to female candidates despite the country being rich in female talent. Ferial Haffajee picks her top five
It is the anniversary of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report, Secure in Comfort, which investigated the R246 million spent and to be spent on the president’s private residence in Nkandla.
An interesting trend is taking place in our institutions that are at war – and in at least one it is supposedly the antidote to the battle.
South Africa is like its soccer team Bafana Bafana – beautiful and talented, but a serial underperformer.
For well over a year now, President Jacob Zuma has had the Protection of State Information Bill on his desk, awaiting his signature and its arrival in our legal canon.
For months now rumours have circulated about why the African Union Commission chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, may not seek a second term.
South African government and security agencies have left secrets exposed at every level and foreign spies have access to all areas of government, according to the spy cables obtained by Al Jazeera’s investigative unit.
I have felt like a kid in a candy store this week: a journalist swimming through stacks of documents marked “Top Secret”. But what does it all mean?
Leaked secret South Africa intelligence reports – dubbed the Spy Cables – include an account of the former head of Israeli intelligence, Meir Dagan, lobbying on behalf of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to suppress the Goldstone Report.
» There’s more to come. Expect an even more militant Parliament henceforth. President Jacob Zuma appears in the house to answer questions on March 11 and respond to the debate on his state of the nation address next week.
The democratic Parliament’s first speaker, Frene Ginwala, was a guest at the state of the nation address last night. I wondered what she thought as the house fell apart in pandemonium.
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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.”
I want to express my utter disgust at what has happened in South Africa recently and would like to clarify a few economic reasons that cause xenophobia.
South Africa was galvanised into saying #StopTheHate this past week.