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Ramaphosa Calls for ANC Policy Certainty, as He advocates for a Return to The NDP

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sought to thrust the National Development Plan (NDP) back into the spotlight as a blueprint to grow the economy, saying now is "not the moment to redraft policy".SA's economy shrank by 3.2% in the first thre...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

Farewell To Ndikho Xaba – A Little Known Genius Of South African Music

It’s the late 1990s at the Windybrow Theatre in Johannesburg. I’m with an American-born friend whose jazz tastes were shaped by the Chicago free music scene of the 1970s. On to the stage walks a slight, goateed figure in a blue African s...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

South Africa Still Has a Long Way To Go To Settle Traditional Leadership Challenges

Twenty-five years after apartheid formally ended in South Africa, rural people are still fighting laws that entrench the former discriminatory system and limit their freedom.Recently, rural activists marched to the government’s headquart...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

Dubious Comrades Sent by the ANC to Head Parliamentary Committees

Prominent politicians in Jacob Zuma’s administration have made spectacular returns to Parliament, as the ANC announced who it will be nominating as chairpersons and whips in important parliamentary portfolio committees.Former Energy Mini...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

Ramaphosa Shows That He’s in Control. But Does He Have What it Takes to Win?

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s third State of the Nation Address  was longer on statecraft and strategy than his first of the year in February, even if it disappointed some critics with the lack of implementation detail.Much o...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

We Would Like A Smart City, But Also A City That Is Smart, Mr President- A delayed Rant.

“I dream of a South Africa where the first entirely new city built in the democratic era rises, with skyscrapers, schools, universities, hospitals and factories” President Cyril Ramaphosa, SONA19It isn’t possible simply because the state...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

Ramaphosa has Evoked Either Fear or Cynicism: Both are Off the Mark

Throughout the world, people who follow politics are fixating on leaders. South Africa follows the trend and so President Cyril Ramaphosa has become an obsession.Ramaphosa, of course, replaced Jacob Zuma, who was associated with patronag...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

Of Spiritual Interests: Finding Black Consciousness in Pan Africanism

The 1950s was an eventful decade in South Africa. The National Party had just come into power after World War II in the late 40s and wasted no time in legislating the most heinous aspects of their Afrikaner Nationalist ideology into the ...

Katlego Mereko·almost 2 years ago

Evolution of ANC Economic Policy Sheds Light on Squabble Over the Central Bank

The recent squabble over the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank has very little to do with real economic policies. It is rather emblematic of the intensely polarised levels of political distrust that currently exists within the Af...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

Spat Over E-Tolls Highlights the ANC's Lack of Coherence in Policy Message

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday issued a stern rebuke to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Gauteng Premier David Makhura following their heated exchange on social media over the contentious e-tolls saga. Mboweni and Makhura were em...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

Spat over toll roads in South Africa shows poor people don’t count

Most South Africans are poor. But this does not prevent politicians treating them as though they don’t exist. The invisibility of poor people in the country, who are estimated to make up 55,5% of the population was on display recently as...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

Zuma Plays Cat and Mouse With Corruption Inquiry: It May Be a High-Risk Strategy

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma threatened on Friday to walk away from a judicial commission of inquiry into corruption, throwing the process into temporary confusion and uncertainty. An agreement was later cobbled together t...

Richard Calland·over 1 year ago

Zuma and Trump: Half a World Apart, Yet Similarly Paranoid and Dangerous

Within the space of a few days, we have been subjected to bizarre but carefully staged performances by US President Donald Trump and former South African President Jacob Zuma. Trump has spewed racist hate-speech against four Democratic P...

Roger Southall·over 1 year ago

Zuma: "This Commission Was Created to Find Things On Me"

Former president Jacob Zuma appeared before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture led by Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo. Zuma's appearance before the Zondo commission has long been awaited, as in the days leading up...

Musa Mdunge·almost 2 years ago

Zuma Shows, Once Again, that He’s Adroit at Playing to the Gallery

If there’s one thing South Africans can agree on, it’s that former President Jacob Zuma has always been adept at putting on a show. This has historically served him well – even since he was ousted in 2018. But lately his performance repe...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

Ramaphosa Dares His Opponents to Remove Him

President Cyril Ramaphosa has dared his opponents within the ANC to try removing him at the National General Council (NGC) next year, according to a report on Sunday. As the National Executive Committee meeting kicked off this weekend, R...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

Why New South African Law Won’t End the Toxic Mix of Money and Politics

The grip of money on South African politics may be so tight that it could be impossible to govern – or seek to govern – unless you are beholden to private money. Can a new law change that? The Political Party Funding Act was signed into ...

Steven Friedman·over 1 year ago

South Africa’s Finances Are In Bad Shape. It’s Running Out of Time to Fix Them

South Africa’s public finances are in a perilous state. There are four main reasons for this. First, economic growth is low or non-existent. Second, tax revenue collection is repeatedly below forecasts. Third, debt levels have risen rapi...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

How The CR17 Campaign Funds Were Channelled

A group of politicians, campaign managers and strategists earned millions for their roles in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful ANC presidential campaign, with some having been on the CR17 payroll for the 12 months leading up to the ...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

South Africa: Come Clear On Campaign Donations, Malema Challenges Ramaphosa

"Come clear" on who funded your campaign to become ANC president, EFF leader Julius Malema challenged President Cyril Ramaphosa during Tuesday's debate on the State of the Nation Address (SONA).Malema told a joint sitting of Parliament o...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

Ramaphosa's Administration vs Covid 19 Crisis

In December 2019 Wuhan a city in the Republic of China was hit by Corona virus the first of its kind. Within the blink of an eye it had crossed to different regions, cities, towns, countries and continents. This was a dilemma which dro...

Phumzile Mavimbela·7 months ago

Mkhonto weSizwe Calls For Mbalula To Be Arrested.

On Monday the Members of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) in Gauteng set out and marched to Luthuli House. The demonstration was against the African National Congress (ANC). armed wing of the African Natio...

Phumzile Mavimbela·6 months ago

ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule Will Appear In Court This Friday, For Charges Related To Corruption.

The Secretary General of the ANC Ace Magashule has been served with a warrant of arrest on Tuesday 10 November in connection to a R255-million asbestos audit contract in the Free State. Magashule is expected to have his day in court...

Phumzile Mavimbela·5 months ago

ANC SG Ace Magashule Was Granted Bail Amounting to R200 000 At The Bloemfontein Magistrates Court.

The Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC) handed himself over to the Hawks ahead of his court appearance on Friday morning . Masses dressed in ANC T-shirts gathered outside Bloemfontein Magistrate court to show their s...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·5 months ago

By Elections Results: Here's Whats You Need To Know.

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has released the results of the by-elections, which took place on Wednesday in 95 wards across 55 municipalities in all nine provinces. In a briefing the commission said the elections pro...

Phumzile Mavimbela·5 months ago

What's Trending : Zizi Kodwa Fingered in EOH corruption controversy.

Deputy Minister of State Security and member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC Zizi Kodwa has been linked to EOH Corruption debacle following presented claims of payments made to him by Former EOH executive Jehan Mackay. Su...

Phumzile Mavimbela·5 months ago

Africa’s oldest surviving party – the ANC – has an Achilles heel: its broken branch structure

Democracies are precarious endeavours, as events around the world are showing. In most, political parties hold sway over whether the system delivers the will of the people, or doesn’t. So how political parties are organised plays a bi...

Keith Gottschalk ·5 months ago

ANC January 8th Statement .

For the first time President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday deliver the African National Congress’s (ANC) January 8 statement virtually. Due to the rising COVID -19 cases the governing party cancelled it's Limpopo celebrations. In a...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

South African minister’s COVID-19 death unites friends and rivals in tribute.

The death of Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu, Minister in the Office of the President of South Africa, has been met with sorrow across the country. Tributes have come from across the political spectrum for the country’s first government minist...

Keith Gottschalk ·3 months ago

Premier of North West Province Job Mokgoro Calls Suspension Claims Bluff.

The ANC in the North West Province sent five of its members  including the Premier of the North West Province Job Mokgloro for disciplinary hearing.  This comes after the five voted in favour of the Democratic Alliance during the electio...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

THE MEDIA-CREATED MYTH OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

My friend asked me for my views on the raging debate about freedom of expression, especially of the media. I told him that this time I have nothing to say. I prefer to keep my silence. Yes, I have chosen silence because I do not want ...

Sandile Memela·2 months ago

Integrity Is Everything

We, as a country, have a serious problem with national morale.Everywhere you look – be it at individual, collective or organizational level -you can sense that ‘something is wrong.’ No doubt, over the last 26 years since the release of N...

Sandile Memela·2 months ago

Asbestos Fraud And Corruption Case Against Ace Magashule And Co-Accused Has Been Moved To The High Court.

The Secretary-General of the African National Congress (ANC ) Ace Magashule and co-accused appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Friday morning for charges related to the asbestos corruption matter. The Prosecutor agreed wi...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 months ago

What's Trending: ANC To Submit Formal Complaint To BCCSA And SAHRC Over ENCA Racism Saga.

The African National Congress (ANC) plans on submitting a formal complaint to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following claims of racism acts by ENCA  J...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 months ago

ANC NEC To Reconvene On Monday Following Disruption And Disagreements.

The ANC NEC meeting is said to reconvene later today on Monday. The meeting was disrupted after disagreements over the step-aside rule. According to the party's constitution, the rule states that any member facing criminal charges mu...

Phumzile Mavimbela·20 days ago

The ANC NEC Has Given Members Facing Criminal Charges The Choice To Voluntary Step Down Or Face Suspension.

Following the African National Congress's (ANC) extended National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which was concluded on Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa has given both senior and provincial leaders who are facing criminal cha...

Phumzile Mavimbela·20 days ago

The ANC’s Bi-Polar crisis: A Threat To The South African Dream

Over the past weekend, the African National Congress (ANC) hosted its national executive committee (NEC) meeting. This meeting comes at a time a where the party finds itself at a crossroad in a bid to keep the house united while fighting...

Musa Mdunge ·17 days ago

ANC Commemorates Struggle Activist Solomon Mahlangu.

The ANC is commemorating the life and times of struggle activist Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu. He was convicted of common-purpose murder under the apartheid government and hanged in 1979. Today's commemoration will include a visit to Kgosi M...

Phumzile Mavimbela·12 days ago