The Cruelty of Politics – Ses’khona Supporters Poo-Poo ANC’s Fransman [analysis]

March 27, 2015

On Thursday, hundreds of supporters of social movement Ses’khona People’s Rights – the original poo-chuckers – marched to the Western Cape provincial legislature. The ANC Western Cape had put out a statement announcing that they would meet them there in support. Many…

CCIFSA Elective Conference – Chaos, ‘Bullying’ and ‘Political Agendas’ [analysis]

March 25, 2015

Allegations of corruption, political interference and a lack of transparency as well as death threats, walk-outs and boycotts formed the dramatic and sometimes chaotic backdrop to what should have been an historic consultative and elective conference for the newly-established Cultural and Creative…

Op-Ed – Police Minister Nhleko, It’s Time to Recall Ntlemeza – Re-Instate Dramat [analysis]

March 24, 2015

Criticism and condemnation of those in high office have become somewhat standard in our political life even, the president does it sometimes. But it is, still, rare for a judge sitting in a high court to call a senior police officer a…

Political Pardons Would Damage the Legacy of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission [analysis]

March 9, 2015

President Jacob Zuma risks irreparably damaging the credibility of core elements of South Africa’s deal with the victims of apartheid with his current plan to pardon 149 serious offenders and to potentially consider another 926 applications which are before him. Such a…

President Jacob Zuma congratulates Prime Minister elect of Lesotho, Mr Pakalitha Mosisili

March 9, 2015

On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, H.E President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Mr Pakalitha Mosisili on his election as Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, following the National Assembly Elections held on 28 February 2015. President Zuma…