By William Saunderson-Meyer THE authoritarian Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation epitomises the type of state entity that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has wet dreams about, writes William Saunderson-Meyer. (IOL) Bizarre as it may seem, Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF and President Robert Mugabe remain objects of veneration for South Africa’s black nationalists. The...
Dear Cde Gwede Mantashe In the midst of the smoke and flames of the Tshwane unrests, we all have had an opportunity to wipe our teary smoked eyes and watch a lot of our fellow community member’s praise outgoing Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa for bettering their lives and being the...
By Eddie Cross After twenty years the Government of South Africa has decided to acquire land from established commercial farmers outside the ‘willing seller, willing buyer’ principles that have applied since 1994. Once this new legislation is signed it will be possible for the State to buy land compulsorily from...
I always refuted being called Black. Once, I posted on Facebook that I do not approve to being called a black person, simply because I am not. I was asked what I mean by that, and I explained that it is simply because  when I look in the mirror...
By Hannah Harvey The debt bubble is starting to bulge, but are you worried about your level of personal debt? No. Well, perhaps you should be. - Hannah Harvey Some experts believe that growing levels of personal debt are the greatest threat not just to the prosperity of South Africa, but...
By RANJENI MUNUSAMY Had this not been an election year, the conversation around President Jacob Zuma might have been markedly different within the ANC. Of course there would still be haranguing of those who challenge the party line and declarations of eternal loyalty from his devotees. The president’s stomping on...
By Wilton Nyasha Machimbira Calls for the resignation of President Zuma are reverberating across South Africa and have reached an alarming crescendo.With his inclination towards Machiavellian modus operandi its highly unlikely that President Zuma will capitulate. The ANC seem to be developing cold feet to deal with the matter and pull...
On 31 March, 2016, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng conveyed the unanimous decision of the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) in the matter of “Economic Freedom Fighters v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others; Democratic Alliance v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others ZACC 11.” This decision has evoked much...
By Rebecca Davis Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma may well be South Africa’s next president. As the succession battle heats up, it has become the norm for analysts to describe Dlamini-Zuma’s time in the South African government in glowing terms, without giving much detail as to why her work there should be held in high...
By Wilton Nyasha Machimbira The Public Protector's remedial action against President Jacob Zuma over the upgrades to his Nkandla home were binding - Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said. For all of its failings, South Africa can never be another Zimbabwe. The ZumANC might be turning into another Zanu PF, and its quite clear...
By GUSTAV SWART In South Park, a naked Eric Cartman attempts to sidle across an empty stage before a packed audience because he believes he is invisible. He edges sidewise, his dingle dangling dolefully, as the gathered multitude watches in mute horror. Cartman can’t pull off the Emperor’s New Clothes...