A legal expert believes President Jacob Zuma's application seeking leave to appeal the High Court's State Capture ruling has no chance of success.
South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), has a new president - Cyril Ramaphosa. But who is he?
Fees-Must-Fall student leader, Fasiha Hassan, says there is an urgent need for students, universities, the Department of Higher Education, National Treasury and other stakeholders to discuss a way forward on funding free higher education.
The competition for the top six leadership positions in South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, was no carefully choreographed script such as the one-candidate-per-election of Chinese Communist Party congresses.
On Tuesday evening, delegates at the 54th African National Congress will vote for the party's National Executive Committee (NEC).
We all watched the Top Six elections at the African National Congress’ (ANC) National Conference with baited breath. After what felt like endless hours, the highly anticipated announcement was met with joyous celebration and disheartening dismay. This is due to the massive rift within the ANC, as Ronesh Dhawraj, Senior Political Researcher, explains. “If […]
The ICC marks the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute that established it, next year.
Political analysts are of the the view that votes can go either way between the two main contenders in the race for ANC president.
The African National Congress’s National Conference has a rich history with its roots stemming in 1912. In March 1913, The South African Native National Convention (SANNC) who would later be renamed the ANC, met for its first inaugral annual conference with approximately 106 delegates. Fast forward to 2017, the ANC has a whopping 4776 […]
The number of cases brought successfully against ANC pseudo structures exposes the inherent weakness of the ANC as an organisation in relation to those of its members with narrow private interests who feel entitled to lead the party. The simplest way to contest a leadership position in a democratic culture is for one to present […]
Labour analyst Terry Bell says the fact that members of the ANC National Executive Committee have been holding an emergency meeting ahead of the party's national elective conference is a clear indication that the ruling party is in serious trouble.
What will no doubt occupy centre stage at the 54th National Congress of the ANC, is the contestation between the two front-runners for the position of Leader of the ANC, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa. The strengths and weaknesses of both candidates have been well documented, and the question that must be answered is whether […]
I first heard of the ANC in 1952, I was doing my standard six when members of the Defiance Campaign were visiting my school. Until that time, I had not heard anyone challenge the apartheid massage that blacks where inferior to whites. The message they preached captured me. When I got to high school, I […]
Within a short time, the 4000 odd delegates to South Africa’s governing African National Congress’s 54th National Conference will elect a new party leader.
Professor Lesiba Tefo speaks about the chances of the ANC elective conference collapsing and who stands to benefit if it does:
Social scientists frequently talk about a rapidly changing world in the 21st century. Attributed to this phenomenon is technological development across the globe, which has weaved together the international community into one global village.
The suspense is tangible as the African National Congress (ANC) – South Africa’s former liberation movement that’s turned into a tired governing party – approaches its fiercely contested 2017 elective conference.
The 16 Days of Activism against Women and Children abuse raises one particular question for me: 'What is the responsibility of religious bodies/organisations and traditional entities in combating gender-based violence and hate crimes?'
Sport, that vocation meant to bring people together different people and nations in a harmonious and healthy competition, is constantly under severe pressure from external forces such as politics to bend its own rules.
Letter to the Editor I woke up to tweet on Saturday morning referencing something negative about Selborne College, East London’s “prestigious” all-boys school which I attended from 1992 to 1996. I immediately went to reading about the poster controversy where a matric pupil used as inspiration Sam Nzima’s iconic image of Mbuyisa Makhubo carrying […]
On November 29 elections were held across all the wards in Metsimaholo local municipality. The election followed the dissolution of the local council after it failed to pass a municipal budget. In the 2016 Local Government Elections no single party obtain a majority of votes or control of the local council. At that stage the […]
Residents living in 10% of South Africa's municipalities face a dry December as their supplies of water services are restricted.
The Africa Land Policy Centre (formerly the Land Policy Initiative) in collaboration with partner organizations will hold an International Conference on November 14-17, 2017 in Addis Ababa.
Political analyst Ralph Mathekga says high levels of mistrust are deeply affecting the African National Congress (ANC) branch nomination process.
Donald Trump, the US president taken to communicating government standpoint through twitter, is rapidly proving to be a singular most threat to world peace.
Lord Peter Hain tabled a series of allegations in the UK's House of Lords relating to the possible role of British banks in alleged money laundering and illicit financial transactions centred around South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.
African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done.
Cape Town has just played host to the First African Roundtable on Infrastructure Governance, the first of two in Sub-Saharan Africa.
A US army team carry the remains of Sgt. Dustin Wright, one of the soldiers killed in Niger. Reuters/Aaron J. Jenne/US Air Force Yvan Guichaoua, University of Kent and Andrew Lebovich, Columbia University Numerous reports have appeared recently about beefing up US military presence in Niger, and potentially allowing American forces to more actively target […]
Given the gloomy political and economic environment in South Africa a great deal was expected from Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s first budgetary statement. The Conversation’s Sibonelo Radebe asked Owen Skae to rate the medium term budget statement What are your general impressions of the speech? The minister’s opening remarks were encouraging but in the final analysis, […]