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The “New Dawn” Might Work For The ANC, But Not For...

COMMENT At his inauguration as the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa pleaded with Zimbabweans to rally behind his presidency...

Jacob Zuma, The President Who “Did Nothing Wrong”

We thought this day would never come - Jacob Zuma has finally taken the L and resigned as the president of South Africa. Zuma...

The Slumflower Speaks About Self Love And Her Book “What A...

You might know Chidera Eggerue as The Slumflower, the British-Nigerian blogger who fuses fashion and politics on her award-winning blog. Maybe you know her...

EFF Manifesto: 50% Of Land To Women & Youth

"The theme of this election is our land and jobs now. We cannot postpone the land question. We cannot postpone the jobs question. It...

Here’s what you need to know about the Cosatu national strike

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) are readying for a national strike on Wednesday to...

This is what Biden must do to reverse some of Trump’s...

Right now, it looks like the Trump administration is going nowhere. They are stomping their feet, refusing to concede and obstructing the...

Helen Zille To Make The DA Great Again

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has taken a significant knock in support for the past year. And it’s all Mmusi Aloysias Maimane’s fault....

Doha Peace Deal and the Security Implications for India

The United States and the Taliban signed a historic peace agreement in Doha on Feb 29, 2020. The deal calls for complete...

The DA and the EFF On The “Gupta stooge” And His...

It’s all eyes on the finance minister Malusi Gigaba and the budget speech he is expected to deliver on Wednesday afternoon. The minister is...

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...

Zimbabweans in SA react: “I think everyone knows that it is...

The ongoing situation in Zimbabwe seems to have left many Zimbabweans in South Africa and in Zimbabwe unsure about the future of the country....

EXTRACT: Black Girl’s Guide to Corporate South Africa by Lindelwa Skenjana

In this timely memoir-/­guide, young corporate professional Lindelwa Skenjana shares insights from her own experience and those of other black women at...

The Erdogan-Gülen Proxy Conflict In South African Schools

"Books are the strongest instruments to fight against cultural corruption," said the Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan. She was speaking at the inauguration of...

Mandela’s Pan-Africanism: In His Own Words

On 12 January 1962, seven months before his infamous life sentence that banished him to Robben Island, Nelson Mandela gave a speech at the...

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...

Makhosi Khoza Brings African Democratic Change

“We are not politicians, we are activists,” says founder of the African Democratic Change (ADeC) party Dr Makhosi Khoza. While politicians are...
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The bad news for Zimbabwe: military coups rarely end well

The ongoing situation in Zimbabwe might not technically be classified as a coup - at least according to the Zimbabwean army and other officials....

Julius Malema Lashes The ANC For Its Treatment Of Mam’ Winnie

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has condemned some members of the ANC, and the party, for trivialising the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela....

Amidst extreme politicking at Wits, the EFF takes the SRC

On Thursday, the University of Witwatersrand chapter of the Economic Freedom Fighters, also known as Wits EFF Student Command (EFFSC) announced it had won...

Mmusi Maimane Makes Public Appeal As Coalition Partners Abandon The DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has run out of options after its failure to lead multiparty coalition governments in various metropolitan councils. Following the ouster...
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