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.
Who the hell wants to stand at a state of the nation address holding your Samsung phone aloft and shouting #bringbackthesignal? Not me.
We audited President Zuma’s promises in 2014. The outcome: good. Can do better.
The fatal attack of staff at French satirical magazine throws into stark contrast the social pact we have in SA. Ferial Haffajee ponders what it means for free speech.
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Rhodes was a nasty piece of work. The statue should have been pulled down and given to the Apartheid Museum in about May 1994.
Hendrik Verwoerd and the Broederbond must be happy that Africans have accepted the term ‘blacks’.
The problems at Eskom came to a head late this week when Standard & Poor’s relegated it to junk status. The ratings agency said it had less confidence in Eskom because of the suspension last week of four of its senior executives.