Politics

Malema: Ramaphosa Won’t Finish His Term

Less than a month before South Africa is due to go to the polls, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema predicted the...

Book Extract: How the police spied on Fees Must Fall

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw’s new book, The President’s Keepers, contains many explosive revelations about President Jacob Zuma’s ties to underworld figures, his tax returns...

Coup in Zimbabwe: Confusion and consternation online

On 15 November, Zimbabwean soldiers were deployed on the streets of Harare and seized control of the state broadcaster and several other institutions. This came...

Cyril’s SONA: Sexy Neoliberalism Is Back, Baby! Awooo!

Well. That was different, wasn’t it? President Cyril Ramaphosa. An undisrupted State of the Nation Address. Julius Malema giggling like a lovestruck teenager. And...

Maimane: Land Expropriation Fight Is Going To Court

The fight over the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution will be taken to court, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said at the...

Kenya has two presidents? Here’s what it means

On Tuesday afternoon Raila Odinga held an unofficial inauguration to anoint himself the People’s President of Kenya. Uhuru Kenyatta is the current elected president...

ITU 2018: Cyril Ramaphosa Urges Tech Innovation To Tackle Poverty

On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened the 2018 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World Conference at the Durban ICC, which is taking place...

Diplomatic immunity not an option for Grace Mugabe, says SA government

The South African government has received legal advice indicating that, despite travelling on a diplomatic passport, Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe does not qualify...

The Origins Of The South African Students Organisation

BOOK EXTRACT During 2015 and 2016 student protests swept across South Africa campuses. In her new book...

“The Only Democratic Thing About The Congo Is In The Name”

President Joseph Kabila has overstayed his welcome in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Congolese have been protesting his brutal reign despite violent...

Here’s Why SA Did Not Sign The Africa Free Trade Deal...

Earlier this month, African leaders gathered in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, to sign an agreement which could have huge implications for commerce and...

Bread Heists And Currencies: The Situation In Zimbabwe

FEATURE Last week, news sites reported that 500 loaves of bread had been stolen by armed robbers in...

Why Business Cartels Thrive In South Africa

The school uniform cartel in South Africa is the latest industry to be exposed for anti-competitive behaviour. The Competition Commission released its findings on...

Beauty Bias, And The Creation Of Pretty Privilege

EXPLAINER Let’s be frank: the more attractive society perceives you to be, the more social and economic opportunities you...

Class, Patriarchy And Racism In the SRC Elections At Tuks

The elections at the University of Pretoria have come and left in the year 2018.I must say the burden that they carried sometimes lead...

DUT’s Messy Student Politics And Election Affairs

With the commencement of Student Representative Council elections at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), came tensions following complains from different student bodies that...

#NdloziAtUCT: eloquent on Fanon, basic on feminism

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) spokesperson aka The People’s Bae, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi gave a public lecture on post-colonial African liberation movements at the University of...

Malema: Black Student Accommodation Must Be Same As Whites’ And Indians’

Economic Freedom Fighters president Julius Malema has called for, Sesiyanda Godlimpi, the SRC president at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) to...

Reproductive Justice: Where Do The ANC, DA, EFF Stand?

Reproductive Justice is an important political movement which brings together reproductive rights with social justice. The movement has three main principles. They...

The Commonwealth And Its Games Is A Celebration Of Empire

The 2018 Commonwealth Games are taking place in Australia at the moment. They began on the 4th and are set to end on 15...
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