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.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe speaks at  the 34th SADC Summit in Victoria Fall

Paper-thin democracy failing Africa’s people

ALARMINGLY the question being increasingly asked is whether democracy has failed in Africa. Or similarly, whether democracy is unworkable or perhaps not suitable for Africa.

The ANC Women's league.

Women’s League a pawn in internal ANC power play

WOMEN’S Month would not be complete without a critical look at the supposed vanguard of women’s struggles, the ANC Women’s League.

Former president Nelson Mandela, at the Union Building in Pretoria

Madiba, unlike JZ, lived out Constitution’s values

IN MODERN democracies most people accept that there must be leadership. However, in this era, meanings of leadership and the quality of leaders is an issue with which most societies grapple.

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