Presidential

Emmanuel Macron can’t seem to stop his Africa gaffes

French President Emmanuel Macron seems determined to carry on the proud tradition of Western leaders making the worst comments about the people of Africa,...

“I believe that whoever will become Mugabe’s successor will do a...

The past week has been a chaotic and hopeful one for Zimbabwe following a coup that saw masses of Zimbabweans taking to the streets...

Lindiwe Sisulu: “The people of Zimbabwe are probably justly unhappy with...

African National Congress leaders have in the past not taken strong stances on Zimbabwe, and President Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian rule, preferring instead “soft diplomacy”....

Young Joburgers say it is time for Mugabe to resign

Zimbabwe’s ongoing crisis has deepened following a televised, national address on Sunday night by President Robert Mugabe where he failed to announce his resignation...

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma denies cigarette smuggler allegations

African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has broken her silence about the alleged dodgy sources of her campaign funding. Dlamini-Zuma took...

Cyril Ramaphosa’s so-called slate: does the ANC want democracy or not?

The ANC is wrong to say that Cyril Ramaphosa should not announce a running partner for his ANC presidential campaign, says Ebrahim Fakir. Over the...

HETN urges Zuma to release Fees Commission, condemns 2018 fee increases

The Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) has urged President Jacob Zuma to release the Fees Commission report. The HETN also rejects unilateral fee increments...

This is what Raila Odinga’s withdrawal from Kenya’s repeat election means

In the latest Kenyan election drama, opposition leader, Raila Odinga announced he is withdrawing from the repeat election, due to take place at the...

Dr Makhosi Khoza is done with the ANC’s top women

Dr Makhosi Khoza had nothing good to say about the women at the top of the ANC when she spoke to Radio 702 host...

If Jacob Zuma ever wrote a book, Twitter knows what the...

After a week of heavy news, #ZumaBookTitle was trending on Friday. We did you a solid and rounded up some of the best tweets. Jacob...

What you need to know about the candidates for ANC president

The ANC’s official nomination and campaigning season only officially begins at the end of September but, with just a few months until its December...

Dear deputy president, we are not shields in your political battles

In a letter to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile reflects on the ways in which *womxn end up as collateral damage when men...

Ramaphosa affairs: ‘It shows you can also cheat the country’

Cyril Ramaphosa is the latest high profile politician to face a sex scandal. The Sunday Independent has reported on not one but eight extramarital...

Running South Africa like the AU might not be a good...

ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma recently said that if she became president of South Africa, she could do for South Africa what she did...

Overeager voters, faulty biometrics and arrests as #KenyaDecides

Long queues were the order of the day as Kenyans took to the polls Tuesday to vote in a hotly contested national election, pitting...

#KenyaDecides: What you need to know

Tuesday, August 8 marks Kenya’s 12th elections since independence. The Daily Vox rounds up all you need to know. 1. Who are the main contenders? While...

Mbete agrees to host secret ballot! Now what?

Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, agreed on Monday to hold a secret ballot for Tuesday's parliamentary vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma....

Three reasons #UniteBehind is different from #ZumaMustFall and #BlackMonday

Civil society organisations in Cape Town are marched to Parliament on Monday afternoon to call for the removal of President Jacob Zuma. This came ahead...

No country for the youth if the Kenyan presidential debate is...

Kenya held the presidential debate organised by the Debates Media Limited on Monday night ahead of the August 8 election. In a parallel universe,...

‘Funny’ photos of Mugabe are no joke for Zimbabwean freelancers

If ever I needed a reminder of how much trouble the term “freelancer” can cause in Zimbabwe, Friday was it. President Robert Mugabe was...
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