Martin Plaut. Picture: Supplied. Circa: 2012

Zuma, Guptas and the tale of a Lesotho coup

ON THE weekend it was reported that special forces entered Lesotho just before Saturday’s pre-dawn raid on the house of Prime Minister Tom Thabane and whisked him across the border to safety.


At what point will ANC stop defending Zuma

THE speculation about whether President Jacob Zuma would finish his second term started long before the May general election.


Shadow of Mbokodo darkens democracy

AT A crucial moment in the 1848 revolutions in Europe, Karl Marx wrote in his article “Counter-revolution in Berlin”: “Brandenburg in the Assembly, and the Assembly in Brandenburg! …


Zuma can use ‘power of example’ for a better SA

IN 2003, John Githongo , Kenya’s corruption buster, summoned up the courage to advise President Mwai Kibaki of the most important weapon to fight corruption.

The DA's Helen Zille and Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille hung up the first election poster for the party in Bo-Kaap this morning. Cape Town. Picture: SHELLEY CHRISTIANS

Cracks in DA clear to see

THE drama of the past weeks have drawn much attention towards the Economic Freedom Fighters. But, actually, they are not the mainstay of the opposition, the DA is.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad Fighters Training In Gaza

Apartheid Sharia in Gaza and Africa

IN HIS article, “Dispelling Israel’s myths” (DD, 18 August), Ran Greenstein mentions Gaza in his first paragraph, makes no mention of the Hamas charter and gives a misleading implied reference to Gaza when he writes about Palestinians “fighting for national liberation”.


Can we say democracy has been consolidated in SA?

MUCH argument over South African democracy revolves around the electoral dominance of the ANC, its repeated re-election as ruling party.


Bhisho must account for embarrassing scandals

THE past few months have been an embarrassing precursor to Women’s Month for the Eastern Cape government. The province has recently been rocked by a plethora of scandals relating to sexism and nepotism which have left women at the receiving end of callous maltreatment and abuse.

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