[ANALYSIS] ANC’s ‘tradition’ vs reality of the brave new world
Stephen Grootes says if there is one thing that unites those who support Cyril Ramaphosa, it is the claim that he should be leader of the ANC because it is ANC “tradition”.
[ANALYSIS] Legal chaos at ANC’s December conference a certainty
Stephen Grootes says the ANC's Eastern Cape conference may well have given us a much more detailed roadmap of the national conference than we were expecting.
[OPINION] ANC leadership race: Mantashe makes his position well known
Stephen Grootes says the ANC leadership contest is turning into a topsy-turvy race in which almost anything could happen.
[ANALYSIS] Sars vs KPMG: A tale of two four-letter words
Stephen Grootes says so deep are the divisions between some of those in government and some of those in the ANC, and so desperate are the attempts to gloss over them, that if your head is spinning, it’s not you, it’s them.
[ANALYSIS] ANC leadership race: Who will decide – delegates, or a judge?
Stephen Grootes says the ANC’s December conference may not end in a clear victory but in what you could call a “disputed outcome”.
[ANALYSIS] Unpredictability rules as Zuma enters the real game of risk
Stephen Grootes says it’s becoming harder to predict what any of the actors in the political game, particularly President Zuma, will do.
[OPINION] With Ramaphosa affair tussle, the Kompromat Days have truly arrived
Stephen Grootes says the latest smear season can now be declared officially open.
[ANALYSIS] Our politics, the ANC, and the long, hard slog against corruption
Stephen Grootes says the “world’s best constitution” is only as good as the people implementing it.
[ANALYSIS] Coalition govts – nigh impossible, but may be SA's only good option
Stephen Grootes says in a country where many appear to believe we'll be governed by a coalition after 2019, it’s worth considering what that coalition could look like.
Sanef welcomes decision on hate speech ruling
The panel overturned an earlier decision that the Huffington Post blog amounted to hate speech, saying the piece did not advocate hatred or incitement to cause harm.
DA claims possession of evidence showing nuclear deal irregular, unauthorised
The DA also claims that the Energy Ministry's Director General Thabane Zulu has refused to sign off on the report.
ANC under fire over threats to axe Derek Hanekom
The ANC’s tripartite alliance partners are seething, yet again slamming the governing party for targeting individuals who are speaking out against corruption.
Political analyst: ANC move against Hanekom not suprising
The ANC sent Derek Hanekom a letter saying he had 10 days to explain why he should not be removed because of a series of tweets.
‘Zikalala has not apologised to Adv Nguckaitobi enough’
ANC KwaZulu-Natal leader Sihle Zikalala called advocate Thembeka Nguckaitobi an Economic Freedom Fighters advocate.
Hanekom to explain reasons to keep ANC committee post
Gwede Mantashe then focusses on a series of tweets sent out by Hanekom around the time of parliament’s vote.
Derek Hanekom facing ANC axe?
Hanekom has been highly critical of President Jacob Zuma and had tweeted that he thought ANC MPs would do the right thing in the parliamentary confidence vote two weeks ago.
Walus parole case: 'Masutha must consider Limpho Hani's statement'
Justice Minister Micheal Masutha now has three months to reconsider this decision and must include the statement by Limpho as part of that decision.
'Action against Gordhan for his #VoteOfNoConfidence stance would be ridiculous'
The ANC has said it would take action against ANC MPs who have said in public they voted against President Jacob Zuma in the parliamentary confidence motion.