Politics

EFF leadership, please bring your patriarchs to order

Some of the responses to the *womxn of the Wits Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) calling out a male member for rape show...

Five things to know about Germany’s plan for Africa

Africa will be high on the agenda at the G20 summit, set to take place in Hamburg from July 7 to 8. German Chancellor...

Grow up Fikile Mbalula, you are the Minister of Police FFS

On 30 June, a group from the Black First Land First (BLF) movement decided to mob journalist Peter Bruce, picketing outside his home in...

Which Hogwarts houses do South African politicians belong in?

June 26 2017 marked 20 years of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and the internet was flooded with Harry Potter...

Attacks on citizen rights in SA: Five trends and countrywide threats

From the large city centres to the rural townships, South Africans are witnessing a nationwide crackdown on their civic rights. Citizens’ ability to speak...

ConCourt puts #SecretBallot decision back in Mbete’s hands

On Thursday the Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled that speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, has the power to prescribe that voting...

Africa Votes: these are the elections to look out for on...

With no less than five national elections taking place this year, 2017 is going to be an important one for electoral politics in Africa....

Does Youth Day need to return to its political origins?

For government's official celebrations of Youth Day this year, President Jacob will address young people in Ventersdorp in the North West, on the subject...

Should we lower the voting age in South Africa?

The voting age in South Africa is 18. But should pensioners be allowed to make decisions for people who will only come of age...

Where do African states stand on the Qatar-Gulf Crisis?

The ongoing Qatar-Gulf crisis has been described by many as a significant world event that could have a long-lasting impact on geopolitics in the...

If HIV denialists have not been pardoned, why should the DA...

Aids has taught South Africans why denialism can't be tolerated – whether it comes from Thabo Mbeki or Helen Zille. In the same week that...

Qatar’s foreign policy didn’t make this crisis: it was made for...

Much of the coverage of the Gulf-Qatar crisis has focused on Qatar as a two faced Janus involved in everyone’s business but loyal to...

It’s time for SA to look beyond BRICS to improve its...

On Thursday, 8 June, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) launched a new report titled Life beyond BRICS? South Africa’s Future Foreign Policy Interests....

Maimane: ‘The ANC’s funeral will be held in 2019, but it...

On Wednesday 31 May, the Presidency's budget vote was tabled in Parliament. What follows is a transcript of the speech given by DA leader...

For Jacob Zuma to go, Cyril Ramaphosa must win

Political analyst Ebrahim Fakir believes that, for President Jacob Zuma to go before the end of his term as head of state in 2019,...

Will the #GuptaEmails saga be the final straw for South African...

On Sunday, the Sunday Times and City Press published private emails between senior government heads, state owned entities and the Gupta family. The emails...

#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...

Sorry, Jeff Radebe, your apology is not enough

South African leaders have been getting away with their abuse of women for years. This time, it’s the turn of Minister in the Presidency,...

EFF want justice before reconciliation in Coligny

The North West Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) marched to the police station in Coligny to demonstrate against the decision by the magistrate to grant bail...
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