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29 June 2017 14:32 (South Africa)

Dear President Zuma: Talk is cheap

  • David Ka-Ndyalvan
    David Ka-Ndyalvan

    David Ka-Ndyalvan is an ANC member at Akaso Branch

Photo: President Jacob Zuma addresses the annual Chris Hani Wreath laying ceremony on 10 April 2017. (GCIS)
Photo: African National Congress supporters carry a flag during a celebration in Johannesburg ion 2010. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

More answers to the ANC's ills, but are these youth veterans asking the right questions?

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Minister Mosebenzi Zwane visits Harmony Gold's Doorknob Mine, 20 Oct 2015 (GCIS)

Chamber of Mines: Mining Charter is 'illegal', 'unconstitutional' and 'stupefying'

By Greg Nicolson

Never forget Marikana: Interview with the Alan Paton award winner Greg Marinovich

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: What do we need after Zuma?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo of President Jacob Zuma by Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick

Op-Ed: The arrogance of Jacob Zuma and his faction of loyalists

By David Reiersgord
Photo: (Left) Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba speaks at the Infrastructure Africa Business Forum in Sandton, Johannesburg on Tuesday, 16 July 2013. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA; (Right) South Africa's Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas arrives for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's 2016 Budget address in Cape Town in this February 24 photo. (GCIS)

TRAINSPOTTER: Exclusive — Leaked letters expose fight over Border Management Authority

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma at Siyanqoba Rally in Soweto, 8 January 2017. (Greg Nicolson)

Analysis: The ANC's Top Nine proposal will not address real issues

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: School children from Kgotlelelang wait to greet Argentina soccer coach Diego Maradona in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Our country needs a compelling dream that pulls all of us forward and inspires us to work together

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: Traditional Leaders in attendance of the Africa Day celebration held at University of Pretoria, Mamelodi Campus.  24 /05/2015 Kopano Tlape GCIS

Op-Ed: A veneer of legality to disguise total system failure of traditional councils

Photo: Constitutional Court Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng hands down judgment in the matter concerning a secret ballot in a motion of no confidence. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

No Confidence Motion: ConCourt throws secret ballot decision back to Mbete

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: President Jacob Zuma attends the African Union Summit held on 27-30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (GCIS)

ISS Today: Will South Africa be at the 29th AU summit?

Photo: An Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) official checks a ballot box at a polling station in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa, 07 May 2014.  Photo: EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

By-elections: Safe seats and some surprises in by-elections

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula introducing new Acting National Commissioner of Police Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba on June 1 2017 Photo: GCIS

ANC Succession: Mbalula tweets slam Magashule

By News24
Photo: Helen Zille in Mpumalanga in 2011 (Flickr)

Disciplining Zille: Helen Zille apologises, keeps premiership

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Gert van der Merwe (ENCA)

#GuptaLeaks: Gupta lawyer, accused of money laundering, claims media is ‘victimising’ him for ‘playing with the naughty kids’

Photo: Secretary to Parliament - Mr Gengezi Mgidlana (Photo: GCIS)

Parliament: Mgidlana placed on special leave

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Presidency Budget Vote 1 in the National Assembly, Parliament, Cape Town on May 31, 2017. Photo: Elmond Jiyane, GCIS.

ANC Succession: If things seem quiet now, don't panic. It won't last long.

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: SARS commissioner Tom Moyane  addresses media during the announcement of Preliminary Outcome of Revenue Collections for 2016/2017 financial year, 3 April 2017 (Photos GCIS).

Analysis: Moyane, the Gupta R70 million windfall and the trouble with SARS

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Security forces take up positions on the tarmac as members of the U.S. national soccer team arrive at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo airport, May 31, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

Reporter's Parliamentary Notebook: Chickens, heists and national key points in the house

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Minister of Social Development Ms Bathabile Dlamini and President Jacob Zuma during the official opening of the Disability Rights Summit taking at Saint Georges Hotel, Centurion, 10/03/2016. Ntswe Mokoena. (GCIS)

SassaGate: Dlamini's R47 million 'Work streams' irregularly appointed, says Treasury

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Mogale City limit (Satour)

Coalition Governing: Is there a DA traitor in Mogale City?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille, accompanied by the party's parliamentary leader  Mmusi Maimane (L) and DA MPs stage a protest in front of Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

Zille readies for battle as DA suspends her ahead of disciplinary hearing

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Collen Maine (Simphiwe Nkwali / Sunday Times)

TRAINSPOTTER: The ANC Youth League, and a re-upped xenophobia campaign

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Outgoing MP Wilmot James is taking a break from parliament to return to academia for a year. Photo: Janet Heard

Step aside, Zille, says departing MP

By Janet Heard

DA’s Wilmot James bows out of politics for now

By Janet Heard
Photo: Brian Molefe (EE Publishers)

The Life of Brian: Molefe out of Eskom...again

By Marianne Merten

State Capture: ANC calls for judicial commission of inquiry

By News24
Photo: Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo delivering her budget vote at the National Assembly Building, Parliament, Cape Town on May 26, 2017. Photo: GCIS

Parliament: High data costs in Dlodlo's crosshairs but questions remain over GCIS

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Opposition Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi speaks at a final election rally at the township of Thokoza on the outskirts of Johannesburg, April 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Analysis: By-election results in Nquthu and Beaufort West another wake-up call for the ANC

By Wayne Sussman