[OPINION] Political sands are shifting, albeit slowly
Judith February says in the months ahead we can expect some contradictory messages from the fractured ANC as one faction seeks to gain ground over the other.
[OPINION] The problem of money in politics
Judith February says the toxic impact of money on politics has many shades and manifestations. To untangle this web will take some doing.
[OPINION] The shameless spin around Eskom
Judith February says given what Brian Molefe’s reinstatement as Eskom CEO symbolises, we can expect more of the same in terms of the continuing dysfunction within SOEs.
[OPINION] SFF reserve sales: An act of grand corruption
Judith February says an investigation into the sale of Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) reserves is needed to get to the truth.
[OPINION] The ‘funny democracy’ of Jacob Zuma
Judith February says President Zuma will likely want to forge ahead with the nuclear deal in some way despite a court ruling.
[OPINION] Zuma’s rabbit-hole of corrupt leadership
Judith February says the ANC is rudderless, detached from its founding values and the rot is so deep it would take decades to fix.
[OPINION] Jacob Zuma: A president gone rogue
Judith February says that President Jacob Zuma is acting purely in his own self-interest and in the interests of his corrupt associates.
[OPINION] The outrage continues!
Judith February says it truly has been a watershed week for South African politics.
[OPINION] South Africa: How low we have sunk
Judith February says that in President Zuma’s Cabinet there is only space for the weak, cowardly and the ethically pliable.
[OPINION] Zuma: This is no way to run a country
Judith February says that Jacob Zuma, like Caesar ahead of his crossing the Rubicon, must weigh up whether he is prepared to unleash the consequences should he fire Pravin Gordhan.
[OPINION] President Zuma is holding SA to ransom
Judith February says Jacob Zuma is a president who is perfectly prepared to risk the country’s future through one reckless act.
[OPINION] SA stuck between hope and despair
Judith February says if Zuma has done anything with effectiveness, it is using the courts to evade a principled decision or to protect the corrupt.
[OPINION] Accountability in a time of uncertain political winds
Judith February says as Jacob Zuma’s power wanes, there are greater openings to hold the executive to account.
[OPINION] Dlamini plays fast and loose with the poor
Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini knows President Zuma has her back no matter how outrageous her conduct.
[OPINION] The search for integrity in Zuma’s world
Judith February says Pravin Gordhan so obviously possesses what seems in such short supply these days - integrity.
[OPINION] Pravin Gordhan’s proverbial balancing act
Judith February says while it's clear the finance minister doesn't enjoy the confidence of his boss, the show must and will go on.
[OPINION] Paralysis at the heart of the state and in Parliament
Judith February says under Zuma's watch, Parliament as an institution has been damaged, perhaps irreparably.
[OPINION] Sona 2017, a night of deep shame
Judith February says 9 February 2017 will be remembered as the night our politics shifted in a dangerous direction.