China’s phenomenal rise in world politics is due to its 100-year-old ruling CPC, experts say

22 June 2021, 4:44 PM
Very few political parties exist meaningfully until they reach their centenary celebration. Closer to home, the ANC is such one party. But, internationally, the Communist Party of China (CPC) is a shining example of a people-centred political party whose relevance is continually enhanced by mass endorsement of the people, particularly ordinary citizens, writes Abbey Makoe.
Ramaphosa cabinet is in interest of unity: Analyst 27 February 2018, 9:35 AM

Political analyst Livhuwani Ndou says Cyril Ramaphosa may have included certain people that he didn’t like in the reshuffle for the interest of unity in the African National Congress (ANC) and to cover some alliance partners.

Zuma has gone: but the ANC’s inability to separate party from state is still a threat to democracy 27 February 2018, 8:27 AM

SA’s ruling party, the ANC glossed over the causes of what nearly degenerated into a political crisis following its momentary affray with former president Jacob Zuma over his removal from office.

Unpacking the latest tax hikes in South Africa 26 February 2018, 8:39 AM

South Africa’s 2018 budget seemed to be all about tax hikes. The most significant was the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) since 1993 from 14% to 15%. Sibonelo Radebe asked Muneer Hassan to make sense of the tax increases.

Gigaba’s budget was nothing more than average: Expert 24 February 2018, 9:04 AM

The 2018 budget speech presented by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba as his maiden (and probably his last), was encouraging in many ways but so much so in the content than in the delivery itself. Sonorously, due to the cloud hanging over his shoulder, Gigaba didn’t bring his “A game” to present the heartening news to […]

SAPS should boost its crime intelligence division: ISS 23 February 2018, 2:01 PM

The Institute for Security Studies says the South African Police Service needs to re-inforce its crime intelligence division in order to stop brazen attacks by organised crime syndicates.

Somadoda Fikeni
Zuma to face difficulty with legal woes after ANC tenure: Analyst 23 February 2018, 6:02 AM

Some political analysts say former president Jacob Zuma will have difficulty dealing with his legal woes post his tenure as African National Congress (ANC) leader and head of state.

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South Africa moves one step closer to a sugar tax – and a healthier lifestyle 22 February 2018, 12:00 PM

South Africa has joined only a handful of countries in the world close to imposing a sugary drinks tax.

Analysts question sustainability of fee-free higher education 21 February 2018, 6:52 PM

Analysts say government's commitment to fund fee-free higher education through the new tax proposals and spending reduction is a positive move but may not be sustainable as the costs may exceed their projections.

Budget 2018 needs to enhance investor confidence 21 February 2018, 8:28 AM

The change in the South African political land scape has built up a fresh hope in the minds of most South Africans. It is even most satisfying to note that the transition went on very smoothly without any iota of complications.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma
South Africa’s democracy stood up to the test: but some things need to change 20 February 2018, 8:20 AM

South Africa’s greatest Valentine’s Day gift was the resignation of President Jacob Zuma less than 24 hours before his own party, the African National Congress (ANC), was scheduled to debate a no-confidence motion on him in parliament.

Ramaphosa under pressure to reshuffle cabinet 18 February 2018, 4:53 PM

Political analysts says South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa is under pressure to reshuffle his Cabinet.

Ramaphosa’s election a healthy move: Michelle Gavin 16 February 2018, 10:16 AM

The Council on Foreign Relations in the United States says it’s healthy to see South Africa emerge from a state of limbo with the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa while praising the people of the country and the ANC for acknowledging the country’s problems and expressing themselves in light of them.

Zuma legacy: the good, the bad 15 February 2018, 2:35 PM

President Jacob Zuma announced on Monday that he will be resigning as the president of South Africa after serving in that capacity since 2009.

The Ramaphosa moment: how many Messiahs can one country take? 15 February 2018, 1:15 PM

By David Everatt, University of the Witwatersrand Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa – forgive me, President Ramaphosa – is self-evidently a private and reserved human being. Since his decision to contest the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC), he has been the subject of an endless series of “think-pieces”, more or less informed including by this author, […]

Zuma’s resignation brings sigh of relief: Analyst 15 February 2018, 8:42 AM

Political analyst Levy Ndou describes people's reaction on President Jacob Zuma's resignation as a display of relief.

Opposition urged to act together to remove Zuma 14 February 2018, 6:18 AM

The Economic Freedom Fighters has called on the African National Congress to support its motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

Processes in recalling a sitting President explained 12 February 2018, 5:05 PM

Constitutional Law Expert and Director at the Centre for Constitutional Rights Phephelaphi Dube explains the processes that  occur in the recall, resignation of a sitting president in South Africa. Click below :

ANC power struggle shows that South Africa is not exceptional 12 February 2018, 6:47 AM

South Africa is in the grip of political uncertainty. That President Jacob Zuma will go before the official end of his tenure after national elections next year is inevitable.

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga
ANC skeletons cause for delays in Zuma’s removal: Analyst 11 February 2018, 11:43 AM

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga says the current crisis in the African National Congress is as a result of some skeletons among the party's top six.

Political analyst Dumisani Hlophe
If Zuma’s fate is not urgently resolved, it will become a crisis: Analyst 11 February 2018, 7:35 AM

Political analyst Dumisani Hlophe says if President Jacob Zuma's fate is not urgently resolved, it will become a crisis.

SA President Jacob Zuma
Zuma’s hunger for power his downfall 10 February 2018, 8:17 AM

Leadership expert Dr Mazwe Majola says President Jacob Zuma's hunger for power has made him lose his ability to manage South Africa.

Olympic Body at risk of losing credibility over Russian athletes 8 February 2018, 8:10 PM

Last week, Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cleared 28 Russian athletes and rescinded their lifetime bans initially imposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Jacob Zuma at the ANC conference in December 2017
Mashele on possible Zuma exit options 7 February 2018, 9:13 PM

Political Analyst, Prince Mashele says if president Jacob Zuma refuses to resign the ANC could join the EFF’S motion of no confidence or table its own.

Zuma’s reluctance to leave office is offering sound lessons in democracy 7 February 2018, 7:03 PM

By   Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is digging in his heels and refusing to relinquish the top job despite mounting pressure from his own party, the African National Congress. His determination to stay put is being widely condemned by a range of South African voices. But there’s a case to […]

Institutional Racism 6 February 2018, 9:26 AM

Institutional racism is deeply ingrained in the corporate culture of many South African organisations, and in its undermining of the well-being of black people.

Turkey’s foray into Somalia is a huge success, but there are risks 5 February 2018, 7:26 AM

Turkey’s engagement with Somalia is striking for its brevity and ostensible success.

Pansalb is the Pan South African Language Board
Let’s take good care of our indigenous languages 2 February 2018, 12:34 PM

One needs to applaud Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) which launched the '28 Days of Language Activism' campaign that aims to promote mother-tongue or indigenous languages in South Africa.

NPA likely to reinstate criminal charges against Zuma: Analyst 31 January 2018, 2:51 PM

University of South Africa political analyst Professor Lesiba Teffo says he believes that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will reinstate criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma.

On Steinhoff: I reject corruption by anyone 31 January 2018, 10:08 AM

Steinhoff, although Dutch registered, and listed on the Frankfort and Johannesburg stock exchanges, was regarded as a South African corporate success story.

South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, is expected to push the agenda of developing countries inside the IMF.
Top job for South African gives African countries sway at the IMF 30 January 2018, 7:57 AM

South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago has been selected as the first sub-Saharan African to serve as chair of the International Monetary and Finance Committee.