South Africa: Betrayal of the Promise - the Anatomy of State Capture
South Africans have been bombarded with revelations of how the state has been hijacked to amass wealth for a connected power elite involving President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta… Read more »
South Africa: By-Election Results Another Wake-Up Call for the ANC
The 24th of May had the potential to be a great day for the African National Congress (ANC). They had the opportunity to hit the jackpot and take over two municipalities, situated… Read more »
South Africa: A Modest Proposal - Make the Next Minister of Women a Man
South Africa's approach to its gender issues needs a radical shake-up. Here's one idea: put a man at the helm of the Department of Women in the Presidency. The move could send some… Read more »
South Africa: Net1 - Lipstick On a Pig or a Fundamental Shift?
Net1 has announced that its long-standing CEO, Serge Belamant, will retire at the end of May 2017 as a consequence of pressure from certain of the company's shareholders. The news… Read more »
South Africa: South Africa's Super Cop - the Top Cases Piet Byleveld Helped Crack
Piet Byleveld died earlier this week after a "short but brave" battle with cancer. His career and the criminals he brought to book reads like something out of a gonzo novel. If… Read more »
South Africa: Exciting Times Ahead for South Africa
A top scriptwriter for a movie plot involving one family's capture of a nation could not have dreamt up this stuff. And while the smoke pouring out of the political boiler rooms… Read more »
South Africa: Sidney Frankel - the True Legacy of a 'Paedophile' Philanthropist
He was a billionaire stockbroker, a friend of politicians from Cyril Ramaphosa to Barend du Plessis, and a trustee at Constitution Hill. He was also an alleged paedophile, a man… Read more »
South Africa: Ransomware - Prepare for More, Bigger, Worse - and Closer to Home
South Africans may just wanna cry. The Cyber Crime and Cybersecurity Bill is before Parliament, but in the interim thousands of businesses are wide open. South Africa is already… Read more »
South Africa: Cosatu's Dlamini Under Fire As Vavi Looks to Capitalise
The influence of ANC politics has long tainted Cosatu's leadership and on Monday Sidumo Dlamini's position as president looked tenuous. As Zwelinzima Vavi builds a new federation,… Read more »
South Africa: Securocracy, Parliament Edition - Where the Ceilings Have Eyes
Cameras amid the National Assembly light fittings trained on MPs. Police detectives contravening the law, and sanctity of Parliament, in pursuit of a minister's complaint over a… Read more »
South Africa: Who Wants to Be the Next ANC Secretary-General?
There is now only one thing we know for sure about the ANC's December elective conference. ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said on Friday that he would not contest his… Read more »
South Africa: Snapshot - DA's Moment in the Maelstrom
It is by now common cause that our politics is in such a swirl that one gets the sense almost anything could happen. Resignations are now retirements, those who used to be the very… Read more »
South Africa: Violence Against Women - We're Complicit
Violence against women has dominated the headlines recently. As men, we're all complicit. Read more »
South Africa: Cape Town's Water Crisis - Is This the Deadliest Failure of the DA Government?
When the City of Cape Town was asked by an environmental writer in July 2009, "How long will Cape Town's water supplies last?", the city responded that the the Berg River Dam will… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Explainer - What's Driving the Deadly Conflict in the DRC?
A conflict between the DRC's armed forced and a militia calling itself Kamuina Nsapu has sent 20,000 refugees across the border into Angola. But who is Kamuina Nsapu? And what set… Read more »
South Africa: We Need to Talk About Racism
I would like to start a conversation which I believe as South Africans, we are scared to have: that racism manifests itself both explicitly and implicitly. Read more »
South Africa: Sascoc's Looming Lottery Funding Crisis - a Nightmare or a Gravy Train Running Out of Steam?
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) was up in arms last week following the news that there will be some changes to how lottery funding is… Read more »
Southern Africa: The SADC Wrap - Ebola Fears Flare in the DRC... Again
From Angola to Tanzania, Lesotho to the DRC - KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you a weekly round-up of regional news. Read more »
South Africa: South Africa, a Mafia Shadow State?
The almost daily disclosures about the shenanigans of ANC politicians and their redeployed government bureaucrats reveal that our beloved country is being dismantled for capture… Read more »
South Africa: History a Backdrop for Battle to Bring Two Presidents Down
Thinking about the increasingly fraught political times in both the US and South Africa, J. BROOKS SPECTOR reaches back to 18th-century political philosopher Edmund Burke to… Read more »
South Africa: Gender-Based Violence - Concerns Raised Over Reduction in Funding for Sexual Offences Courts
As the uproar continues over gender-based violence in the country civil society organisations have raised concerns over an apparent reduction in funding for sexual offences courts.… Read more »
South Africa: Bheki's Ordinary People - Violence Against Women Is Sadly Commonplace
The brutal deaths or attacks of several young women and girls over the past few weeks has shocked and sparked outrage among the public but as our interviews show, gender-based… Read more »
South Africa: The Time Has Come for Years of Inaction Around Funding of Political Parties to Turn to Action
The toxic impact of money on politics has many shades and manifestations. To untangle this web will take some doing. It will mean a collective appreciation of the depth of the… Read more »
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