“Expropriation without compensation” is unlikely to speed up land reform. Meanwhile, mass evictions of land occupiers are often from land already owned by the state.
There was no one more appropriate to deliver the worst budget speech and possibly the most anti-poor budget since the advent of democracy than Malusi Gigaba. He has served his purpose and can now be fired.
Ramaphosa’s presidency has potential to revive the ANC and reshape the opposition political landscape.
A sellout is someone who betrays his own principles and his followers for personal venality. Where is the evidence that South Africa’s Mandela betrayed himself and deceived his countrymen for self-gain?
Fixating on the removal of Mugabe or Zuma is a mistake. ZANU-PF must be voted out and the ANC must either completely reform or suffer electoral defeat if South Africa hopes to recover from its rotten president
Using an unaccountable police force to enforce hardship on the poor and protect the corrupt has created a situation that is not only deadly for citizens but fatal for South Africa’s democracy.
There have been many calls for a secret ballot in the impending vote of no confidence in South Africa’s president. However, is secrecy really what the country wants at this time, and would it not be setting a lasting, damaging precedent? asks Brent Meersman.
This is the first in a short series of columns on what the “Gupta leaks” mean for South Africa.
Will the South African state fail or can the country thrive in the next 15 years? Four scenarios give us a glimpse of the rainbow nation’s potential fate.