It’s time for AU to take charge of the decade-old mess that is Libya

6 March 2021, 7:25 PM
The UN-led Libya Forum elected an interim government made up of four leaders in an effort to steer the country towards a smooth passage of peace till December when the war-torn country goes to the polls.
To lead South Africa, Ramaphosa must balance populism and pragmatism 5 January 2018, 9:17 AM

ANC Presidetnt Cyril Ramaphosa's maiden speech showed he might indeed be the leader South Africa has been waiting for.

Class of 2017 have a bright future ahead of them, say 49% of South Africans 3 January 2018, 2:28 PM

Matriculants are eagerly awaiting the 2017 matric results due to be released between the 3rd and 4th of January 2018.

Parliament must commence impeachment proceedings against Jacob Zuma 29 December 2017, 2:57 PM

The Constitutional Court has delivered yet another blow to President Zuma and his keepers, writes Mmusi Maimane

Traditional universities are on the way out: online is the future for Africa 29 December 2017, 9:16 AM

Education has two faces in today’s world, according to a recent World Bank report.

Zuma’s State Capture appeal likely to be unsuccessful: Analyst 23 December 2017, 7:03 AM

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.

Who is Cyril Ramaphosa? A profile of the new leader of South Africa’s ANC 21 December 2017, 7:30 AM

South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), has a new president - Cyril Ramaphosa. But who is he?

Call for unified engagements to fund free education 20 December 2017, 9:50 PM

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.

Why Ramaphosa won’t be able to deliver the three urgent fixes South Africa needs 20 December 2017, 7:35 AM

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.

Why the NEC will be important for Ramaphosa 19 December 2017, 7:57 PM

On Tuesday  evening, delegates at the 54th African National Congress will vote for the party's National Executive Committee (NEC).

Forging unity up to NEC 19 December 2017, 6:59 PM

  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 […]

A chance for the International Criminal Court to fix sex crimes injustice 18 December 2017, 9:48 AM

The ICC marks the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute that established it, next year.

Still a race to be decided…. 17 December 2017, 7:12 PM

Political analysts are of the the view that votes can go either way between the two main contenders in the race for ANC president.

A broken symbiosis: The media and the liberation movement 17 December 2017, 5:06 PM

  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 […]

Electoral flaws make ANC systems vulnerable to crookery 16 December 2017, 4:10 PM

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 […]

Urgent NEC meeting a sign of desperation: Analyst 16 December 2017, 1:13 PM

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.

Leadership battle 15 December 2017, 6:02 PM

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 […]

Will the good leaders of the ANC please stand up 15 December 2017, 3:03 PM

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 […]

South Africa needs electoral reform, but president’s powers need watching 15 December 2017, 8:20 AM

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.

Who benefits if the ANC conference collapses 13 December 2017, 7:02 PM

Professor Lesiba Tefo speaks about the chances of the ANC elective conference collapsing and who stands to benefit if it does:

Trump, Putin must bring Kim Jong-Un to the table 12 December 2017, 9:35 AM

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 ANC leadership race will go down to the wire: here’s why 9 December 2017, 12:15 PM

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.

Religious bodies must lead fight against LGBTIQ 7 December 2017, 6:38 PM

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?'

USA must extradite whistle-blower Rodchenkov to Moscow to test his doping claims 6 December 2017, 2:57 PM

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.

Open letter on Selborne College poster controversy 5 December 2017, 6:30 PM

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 […]

Metsimaholo election results and SACP support 1 December 2017, 7:00 AM

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 SA’s municipalities to face dry Christmas 29 November 2017, 12:09 PM

Residents living in 10% of South Africa's municipalities face a dry December as their supplies of water services are restricted.

Land governance is key to Africa’s transformation 14 November 2017, 4:20 PM

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.

High levels of mistrust affect ANC: Mathekga 13 November 2017, 8:55 AM

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga says high levels of mistrust are deeply affecting the African National Congress (ANC) branch nomination process.

Donald Trump must tone down his bellicose rhetoric for peace’s sake 8 November 2017, 4:30 PM

Donald Trump, the US president taken to communicating government standpoint through twitter, is rapidly proving to be a singular most threat to world peace.

South Africa shows why collaboration is key to tackling global crime networks 7 November 2017, 7:17 AM

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.