It is the largest Cabinet in our post-apartheid history – and the high number of deputy ministers might explain why a little-known politician sprung to infamy.
The police, the courts, the intelligence services and now the revenue service are institutions under threat by criminal elements.
Tired of a god (Nelson Mandela) and a philosopher (Thabo Mbeki), the governing ANC chose in Jacob Zuma an everyman as its president.
The black is gone.
She may have been the first lady of two countries, but she does not want to be the first citizen of any.
Compatriots, truth be told, ours is a tough country to govern. It’s diverse, opinionated and tjatjarag. We are beautiful but troubled. Our economy is stagnant and possibly about to enter a recession, which is defined as two successive quarters of negative growth.
Blaming the water problem on affirmative action implies blacks are institutionally inferior, writes Ferial Haffajee
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ANC voters are not clowns.
As President Jacob Zuma was inaugurated yesterday, Ferial Haffajee tells us who she thinks the real Number 1 is
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Carien du Plessis had a few precious hours of free time during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, and, after a few Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, took a run through DC’s Disneyland for democracy.
After having read my Sunday papers last week, one of the stories that caught my attention was the story with the headline “Dolus what?” (City Press, September 14 2014).
The lively exchanges in this new term of Parliament have been welcomed for breathing life into what used to be a flat and sleepy House.