Broad based intellectual empowerment
28 August 2016 12:21 (South Africa)

Op-Ed: Jacob Zuma – feckless leader or embodiment of the national democratic revolution?

  • Paul Hoffman
    Paul Hoffman
Photo: A file photograph dated 06 August 2015 shows South African president Jacob Zuma reacts while answering questions from opposition parties in parliament, Cape Town, 06 August 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA
Photo: Former SARS deputy commissioner, Ivan Pillay (R) arrives at the head offices of the Hawks police unit after South African Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, failed to appear before the South African Police Forces offices in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 August 2016. The former South African Revenue Services head, Pravin Gordhan, current finance minister, rejects allegations against him during his time as revenue services head. The police unit Hawks are investigating an alleged rogue spy unit set up within SARS while Gordhan was its head. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Hawks vs Gordhan, Pillay & van Loggerenberg: The Day of the Warning

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela by Greg Nicolson.

Madonsela disappointed her deputy Malunga did not make the cut

By News24
Photo of Pravin Gordhan by Greg Nicolson.

Hawks vs Gordhan: The pushback begins as civil society rallies support for finance minister

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Parks Tau, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, speaks during the workshop ‘Learning from Leading Cities’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 23, 2014. (WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/ Jolanda Flubacher)

ANC: Divided. Confused. No plan. (Except in Gauteng)

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane (YouTube via TechCentral)

And then there was one: The woman likely to be the next Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi addresses a media briefing at ahead of her department’s budget vote, 15 July 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Faith Muthambi goes to Parliament

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Supporters arrive to listen to the leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, President Jacob Zuma, addressing the party’s final pre-election rally in Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 July 2016. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

LGE2016 debate: Problem, WHAT problem? The numbers look good to us, ANC tells Parliament

By Marianne Merten
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Does the ANC face defeat in 2019?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: The new Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba (Greg Nicolson)

Mayor Herman Mashaba: We’ll bring change to Joburg

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: President Jacob Zuma jokes with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the National Conference of the  African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Zuma takes charge of state-owned entities – but where does this leave Ramaphosa?

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Ira Birch, of Richmond, Virginia, holds two pictures of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with money in their mouths in Cleveland Public Square during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 20 July 2016. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

US 2016: Presidential campaign truth telling and the creation of scripted reality

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: The ANC’s Parks Tau, DA’s Herman Mashaba and EFF’s Floyd Shivambu at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering, 11 June 2016, VodaWorld, Midrand. (Greg Nicolson)

Battleground Metros: Joburg’s D-Day dawns

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of LGE2016 by Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick.

Video: Between the Lines – what do the election results mean?

By John Matisonn
Photo: ANC WC secretary-general Faiez Jacobs. Photo by Denvor de Wee, Netwerk24.

J’Oppose: Welcome to the club – opposition lessons from the ANC Western Cape

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Johannesburg current executive mayor Parks Tau and his likely successor, Herman Mashaba, debated at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering, 11 June 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

Battleground Metros: Wave of DA mayors set to include Herman Mashaba in Johannesburg

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Judge Siraj Desai (Photo: BDLive)

Public Protector stakes: And then there were Five – will ANC favourite Judge Siraj Desai storm to a win?

By Marianne Merten
Main photo: EFF’s Julius Malema, Godrich Gardee and Floyd Shivambu brief the media on the outcome of coalition negotiations resulting from the 2016 local government elections in Alexandra. (Greg Nicolson)

Battleground Metros: The day the EFF punished the ANC

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: (From left to right) Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) investigators Matthews Sesoko and Innocent Khuba and head Robert McBride in court on Wednesday 16 March 2016. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

House of Cards: IPID head of investigations summarily dismissed

By Marianne Thamm
Original photo: Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema (L) and DA Parliamentary Leader Mmusi Maimane are seen during a debate in Parliament on President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address, Wednesday, 18 June 2014. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

Battleground Metros: Broad DA-led coalition – supported by EFF – poised to take over from ANC

By Stephen Grootes
Photo of Thoko Didiza by Greg Nicolson.

Parliamentary Diary: What about Thoko Didiza?

By Marianne Merten
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: The Zuma rape trial and its bearing on the post-Zuma era

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump waits to speak at a rally at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, USA, 02 August 2016. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

US 2016: Is the Trumpster heading for the electoral dumpster?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo by Pim Stouten via Flickr.

Long-awaited ‘Border Bill’ finds resistance in Parliament

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Boarding a bus in Luanda (S Martin via Flickr)

Angola to silence social media with new regulatory body

Photo: The 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, US, 10 August 2016. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA

US 2016: Trump vows ‘Cold War’ terror fight, immigrant controls

Photo: Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande (GCIS)

Nzimande: I don’t decide fee increases, universities do

By News24
Photo: President Jacob Zuma, DA’s Mmusi Maimane, EFF’s Julius Malema (All photos EPA)

Analysis: Political Waters from Here to 2019 – Uncharted, Full of Dragons

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) greets supporters after casting his vote at a polling station in Istanbul, Turkey, 01 November 2015. EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU

A Turkmen in SA: Heartbreak of a foreign journalist in exile

Photo of Denis Goldberg by Ric Lander via Wikimedia Commons.

Between the Lines – Denis Goldberg: DA captured ANC’s nonracialism

By John Matisonn