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...
By RANJENI MUNUSAMY Last week’s damning Constitutional Court judgment on the Nkandla matter found that President Jacob Zuma had “failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution”. Zuma’s acting inconsistently with his constitutional obligations constituted “illegality”, the court said. There is no way this judgment can be ignored as the...
By Maynard Manyowa I rarely blog on matters regarding business practice, as i am neither an expert, nor a scholar in that field. I also avoid writing about my individual personal experiences as i believe these are rarely shared, and contribute little to constructive national discourse and debate. However, an incident...
 By Martin Warburg According to a recent letter from John Kane-Berman of the Institute of Race Relations –“We condemn and outlaw slavery because we don’t think any man should be able to confiscate another man’s labour. But we then introduce measures, such as minimum wage laws, restricting the rights of the...
By RANJENI MUNUSAMY It is not often that the president makes a special address to the nation. On 5 December 2013, President Jacob Zuma stood in the press room at the Union Buildings and he told us our beloved Nelson Mandela had passed on. On Friday night, Zuma was at...