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6 December 2016 19:51 (South Africa)

Former MK general Siphiwe Nyanda: ANC ill, but not terminally

  • News24
Photo: Former South Africa National Defence Force chief Siphiwe Nyanda looks on, before being sworn in as communications minister by President Jacob Zuma, at the presidential guest house in Pretoria, May 11, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Photo: Julius Malema, then leader of the ruling African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), is welcomed by Zimbabwean President Robet Mugabe at State House in Harare, April 5, 2010. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

EFF to Mugabe: Political power shouldn’t be taken to the grave

By News24
Photo: President Jacob Zuma attends the SABC/The New Age Business breakfast held at the Grand West Casino Complex in Cape Town. 10/02/2012. (GCIS)

South Africa in 2017: Adrift, with rapids approaching

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils attends the launch of the ‘Sidikiwe Vukani! Vote No’ campaign at Wits University in Johannesburg, Tuesday, 15 April 2014. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK): How the armed struggle succeeded

By Ronnie Kasrils
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers an address at a Youth Development Expo at the Halala Community Hall, Block H, in Soshanguve, Pretoria, 3 Oct 2015 . (Photo: GCIS)

Ramaphosa: ‘My Long Walk has not yet ended’

By Cyril Ramaphosa
Photo: NPA head Shaun Abrahams (GCIS), The Hawks’ head Berning Ntlemeza (eNCA), SARS commissioner Tom Moyane (GCIS)

SARS Wars: Vlok Symington, whose memorandum forced Abrahams to drop Gordhan charges, now under renewed pressure by the Hawks

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President-elect Donald Trump (L) points to his running mate, Vice president-elect Mike Pence (R), as he is introduced during the first stop of his ‘USA Thank You Tour 2016’ rally at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 01 December 2016. EPA/MARK LYONS

All Aboard the Starship Trump-Surprise: Fasten your seatbelts for a four-year rocky ride

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service General MV Phiyega lay wreaths on the behalf of the Department of Police and the South African Police Service, held in Pretoria Union Building. 27/01/2013. (Katlholo Maifadi/GCIS)

Riah Phiyega finally on the ropes – what about the others?

By Greg Nicolson

Analysis: The Politics of the First 100 days

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader Julius Malema arrives with supporters for a demonstration in Pretoria, South Africa, November 2, 2016. Picture taken November 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

In Soweto, EFF celebrates Castro, likens Zuma to Batista

Photo: Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba spoke in Fordsburg on his first 100 days in office on Thursday. (Greg Nicolson)

Mashaba’s Johannesburg turns 100 days old, and politics begin

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Hearings on the Traditional and Khoi San Leadership Bill got under way in the Northern Cape last month. Photo: Geoffrey York

GroundUp: Hearings on Khoi San Bill held with no translation into Khoi and San languages

By GroundUp
Photo: Thousands of South Africans wait in line outside Guguletu Social Services office to register for a Social Relief of Distress Grant, Guguletu, Cape Town, South Africa 28 January 2009. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Grant Switchover 2017: Sassa misses deadlines on deliverables for handover

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Mangaung December 20, 2012. President Jacob Zuma on the last day of the ANC’s 53rd conference which saw Zuma tighten his hold on the ANC.  Photo Greg Marinovich / NewsFire

Bheki’s Ordinary People: Zuma off the hook

Photo: A soccer enthusiast from Australia has his face painted in the colours of the South African flag at the Cabanas Hotel in Sun City, South Africa, Friday 11 June 2010.  EPA/ROLF VENNENBERND

Analysis: South Africa, a country of infinite differences

By Stephen Grootes
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman

Op-Ed: Zuma remains president, but vulnerable

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Fidel Castro in Washington, 1959. (Wikimedia Commons)

Fidel Castro and America – a mutually assured obsession

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Sunset on the rising city, Addis Ababa, by Jean Rebiffé via Flickr

TRAINSPOTTER: Sound of Silence – the dark art of quieting a country

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Early morning queue outside Sassa office in Delft. File photo: Barbara Maregele

GroundUp: Social grants – Minister to make announcement on switchover

By GroundUp
Photo: Confluence of the North and West branches of the Susquehanna rivers, near Sunbury, Pennsylvania,  by Chris Phan via Flickr

Letter from Trumplandia

By Glen Retief
Photo: President Jacob Zuma gestures during his question and answer session in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Analysis: Should Zuma lose, the dominoes would fall

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: NDPP Shaun Abrahams and President Jacob Zuma (GCIS/Daily Maverick)

HSF, FUL court bid to force Abrahams’ suspension struck off roll

By News24
Photo: South Africa President Jacob Zuma celebrates his 70th birthday at the Luthuli House, the ANC Headquarters, Johannesburg, 12 April 2012.

Op-Ed: Corruption – a violation of human rights?

By David Bilchitz & Raisa Cachalia
Photo: The New Age Board Chairman Atul Gupta and President Jacob Zuma and the First Lady MaNtuli Zuma. Bidvest Wanderers Stadium for the T20 match between  South Africa and India. 30/03/2012.(GCIS)

Zuma stays defiant on Gupta banks action

By News24
Photo: Save SA convener Sipho Pityana addresses the campaign’s launch of a motion of no confidence in President Zuma, 23 November 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

Op-Ed: People’s Motion of No Confidence – ‘Say no to Zuma, corruption, state capture’


Hlaudi: Thuli Madonsela never investigated white people

By News24
Photo: Braamfontein, Johannesburg, by Paul Saad via Flickr

Analysis: ANC will have to toil hard before reclaiming Metro power

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini at the media briefing by the Interministerial Committee on Immigration, Tshedimosetso House in Hatfield, Pretoria. (28 April 2015, Pretoria)

SASSA Grant Switchover: Minister Dlamini fumbles her way through Scopa, displays no clear grasp of issues

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Young evacuee (Wikipedia/Library of Congress)

A Trump Datenbank? Attitudes to US Muslims recall internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Save SA convener Sipho Pityana addresses the campaign’s launch of a motion of no confidence in President Zuma. (Greg Nicolson)

Save SA lays down the gauntlet: ‘We have the power to remove Zuma’

By Greg Nicolson