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.
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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
My president has got me in a terrible catch-22. Nkandla troubles me. Not President Jacob Zuma’s home, as such – it’s his hearth, not mine. What troubles me is what the R246 million splurge has come to symbolise.
Get this: a Parliament with a platoon of Economic Freedom Fighters and a substantially boosted blue-nami of DA members. Add to this mix a range of smaller parties. The outcome?
At the tail end of a tough campaign, I meet DA leader Helen Zille at the Holiday Inn in Rosebank, northern Joburg.
With elections just two days away, the ANC’s deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte is flu-riddled, but remarkably calm as she meets Ferial Haffajee
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In the wake of Mandela Day, Milisithando Bongela questions what the pervasive image of Madiba and the narrative of ‘reconciliation’ really means.
Readers react cynically to the news that Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi is cracking the whip over Nkandla spending
The era of having your cake and eating it seems to be coming to an end for government officials suspended on full pay. That’s if Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane gets his way.