ANC still has an upper hand in KZN: Political Analyst

15 March 2019, 8:56 AM
Political Analyst, Xolani Dube says the African National Congress still has an upper hand in KwaZulu-Natal despite factions.
KwaZulu-Natal map.
Why delays to fixing health care are bad news for South Africans 5 February 2019, 5:22 PM

The release of a final report about the state of competition in South Africa’s private health sector has been delayed again.

China’s President Xi Jinping
Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters 5 February 2019, 1:07 PM

The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to reaffirm the bond through the latest Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit held in Beijing in September.

Parliament Preview 2019 4 February 2019, 5:42 PM

It’s an election year so we can look forward to a frenetic schedule and disjointed calendar as the National Legislature is first dissolved and later re-constituted after the elections, writes Rashaad Alli.

Political analyst and former editor of the Sowetan newspaper, John Dludlu.
EFF needs to prove that they are ready to govern: Analyst 2 February 2019, 11:06 AM

Political analyst and former editor of the Sowetan newspaper, John Dludlu, says for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to fare well in the elections, it needs to prove to the public that they are ready to govern.

Ipsos global predictions for 2019 31 January 2019, 12:31 PM

The latest Ipsos Global Advisor poll was carried out in 31 countries around the world at the end of 2018.

Voter registration low amongst the youth 26 January 2019, 10:43 AM

The IEC’s focus on motivating young people in South Africa to register to vote in May this year is very necessary, as only six in every ten (61%) between the ages of 18 and 24 are already registered to vote.

President Donald Trump
US must be careful – sanctions on Moscow not effective 24 January 2019, 3:44 PM

At a time when the American democracy is under pressure from partisan politics between Republicans and Democrats, the country’s global influence is fast diminishing.

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Best countries in the world: how is SA doing 24 January 2019, 12:49 PM

"United States News" ranks 80 countries on how they are seen across the globe. These perceptions are used to identify which countries are the "best". 

Graphic of the State capture commission
Three reasons why SA needed the commissions of inquiry 24 January 2019, 10:46 AM

There are no less than three commissions of inquiry running in South Africa at the moment. Three reasons why SA needed the commissions of inquiry, writes Bonang Mohale.

Ralph Mathekga
ANC should take responsibility for implicated members: Analyst 23 January 2019, 9:00 AM

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga says that the ANC has a higher number of people who manipulated their positions and the trust the party had in them. This comes after bribery allegations were levelled against some senior ANC officials in the State Capture Commission of Inquiry.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
World Bank president: list of reforms African states should be demanding 22 January 2019, 7:05 AM

The World Bank will launch the process for selecting the new World Bank President on 7 February.

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IEC gears up for voter registration weekend 22 January 2019, 5:51 AM

The coming weekend sees the IEC conduct its last concerted campaign to get citizens to register for the national election scheduled for later this year.

Kenyan police
Kenya’s security forces did better this time, but there are still gaps 21 January 2019, 7:31 AM

The Riverside terror attack on January, 15, 2019 was staged to reclaim the ground that terrorists have lost in Kenya’s geo-political territory.

Angelo Agrizzi
SA citizens have many lessons to learn about corruption: Analyst 18 January 2019, 11:30 AM

Political analyst, Professor Kealeboga Maphunye says South Africans have many lessons to learn about corruption at government level - as explosive revelations continue to stem from the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet: study 17 January 2019, 4:38 PM

The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and "catastrophic" damage to the planet, according to a landmark study published Thursday.

Why al-Shabaab targets Kenya, and what can be done to stop attacks 17 January 2019, 10:03 AM

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Nairobi in which scores of people were killed and injured.

Eskom – stuck between a rock and a hard place 15 January 2019, 10:51 AM

The CEO of Eskom, Phakamani Hadebe, warned that the power utility teetered on the edge of a debt trap.

Political analyst Levy Ndou at the SABC studios during an interview.
ANC should use liberation credentials to keep core voters: Analyst 12 January 2019, 11:28 AM

Political analyst Levy Ndou says the African National Congress has to continue working hard to ensure that ordinary South Africans trust the party. Ndou says the party should work hard on the ground to retain its liberation credentials.

Woman washing her clothes
The ANC: the story of a liberation movement that’s lost its lustre 12 January 2019, 10:46 AM

South Africa’s governing African National Congress celebrates its 107th birthday this year against a backdrop of an election campaign it’s likely to win handily – but which is likely to mask its longer-term decline.

The University of Cape Town’s recent history matters as much as its past 11 January 2019, 6:16 PM

The crown jewel in University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) symmetrically pleasing main campus is its hall. The campus lies in linear regularity against the iconic backdrop of Devil’s Peak, part of the spectacular mountain range that circles the city.

Felix Tshisekedi
DR Congo: Giant weakened by violence and poverty 10 January 2019, 6:26 AM

Africa's second largest country, the Democratic Republic of Congo is rich in raw materials and minerals but cursed by deadly violence, insurgencies, graft and poverty.

Dr Azar Jammine
‘Structural reform and policy certainty are necessary for job creation’ 8 January 2019, 7:41 PM

Some of the country's leading economists say structural reform and policy certainty are necessary for jobs to be created and the economy to grow.

What South Africa’s matric pass rate means for universities 8 January 2019, 8:22 AM

Higher education has no choice but to work with the pool of talent it receives. South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education announced a 2018 matric pass rate of 78.2% in the first week of January as well as a number of other significant achievements.

Ipsos Poll: ANC at 61% 6 January 2019, 9:24 PM

With the next national election planned for May this year, voters are making up their minds about which party to support.

Overall SA matric pass rate stands at 78,2% 3 January 2019, 7:20 PM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the overall matric pass rate in the country stands at 78-point-two per cent, including progressed learners.

Matric learners
What is the true measure of ‘educatedness’? 3 January 2019, 5:33 AM

Every year our society experiences the release of the National Senior Certificate examination results through a range of lenses.

What is the true measure of ‘educatedness’? 2 January 2019, 6:08 PM

Every year our society experiences the release of the National Senior Certificate examination results through a range of lenses.  None of these lenses acknowledge the NSC results for what they really are, writes Anne Oberholzer.

Supporters of the African National Congress hold the party flag during ANC president Jacob Zuma's election campaign in Atteridgeville a township located to the west of Pretoria, South Africa July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
North West ANC branches ask for national intervention in provincial list conference 30 December 2018, 6:33 PM

The North West is the only province in which the provincial list conference has not yet been held. Some African National Congress branches in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi-Mompati region have called on the ANC national leaders to ensure that the party convenes its provincial list conference.

PwrIndex ranks conventional military capacity of countries 28 December 2018, 6:39 PM

The Global Firepower Index ranks the conventional (non-nuclear) military capacity of 136 countries – and reflects a range of military factors in addition to the size of the military.

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Steps new government must take to get the DRC onto a sounder footing 22 December 2018, 7:59 AM

Protests against Joseph Kabila staying in power in the DRC. Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock Marta Iñiguez, Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been consumed by conflict and instability over the past two decades. The state is weak while unemployment is rife and good health care and education are inaccessible for most people. […]