[OPINION] ANC: Facing charges, can Zuma still split the party?
Stephen Grootes asks how the ANC can claim to both be fighting corruption and supporting someone accused of corruption?
[ANALYSIS] Dipping back into the Age of Gedleyihlekisa?
With President Jacob Zuma, it is surely undeniable that his own actions will define his time in office and in the Age of Gedleyihlekisa.
[ANALYSIS] Hypocrisy’s many shades
Stephen Grootes says we have seen wonderful illustrations of hypocrisy in our politics since the political wind-shift of Nasrec in December 2017.
[ANALYSIS] With Bogeyman Zuma behind, SA steps into the Political Unknown
Stephen Grootes says politics has intended and unintended consequences.
[ANALYSIS] Turning vicious into a virtuous circle
Stephen Grootes says the success or failure of the Cyril Ramaphosa administration is going to depend on whether his policies and governance improve and grow the economy.
[ANALYSIS] South Africa’s long nightmare is over
Stephen Grootes says Jacob Zuma’s years in office will be seen as a lost decade, a time when we lacked leadership, and the people with political power governed only to their own advantage.
[ANALYSIS] Cometh Zuma’s day of reckoning?
Stephen Grootes says if Cyril Ramaphosa gets Jacob Zuma out, no one is ever going to care how long it took, simply that he did it.
[ANALYSIS] 22 February 2018 – the date by which the Zuma Presidency must end
By 22 February, the day of the latest no-confidence vote in Jacob Zuma, either he will be gone, or the party will suffer massive long-term damage.
[ANALYSIS] Cyril vs the Zumaites
Stephen Grootes says the African National Congress appears to be a boiling pot of swirling battles.
[ANALYSIS] For South Africa to have a future, Zuma must be prosecuted
Stephen Grootes says the ANC has to face voters next year, and surely someone, somewhere is aware of the mood of the country – that many people will simply not accept a free pass for Zuma.
[ANALYSIS] SA holds its breath as Ramaphosa solidifies his grip on ANC power
Stephen Grootes says Cyril Ramaphosa is firmly in charge and you may not need more than the fingers on both hands to count the rest of Jacob Zuma’s days as president.
[ANALYSIS] The rise & fall of Richard Mdluli, a man who damaged our society
Stephen Grootes says the story of the man who is now finally leaving the formal position of head of the Police Crime Intelligence Unit is intrinsically linked with that of Jacob Zuma, and his rise to power.
[ANALYSIS] Winds of ANC change blowing strong
Stephen Grootes says political power is ebbing away from President Jacob Zuma, and the tides are moving dramatically towards Deputy President and new ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa.
[OPINION] ANC’s 106th: Ramaphosa’s speech - low bar, high expectations
Stephen Grootes says that for the new ANC leader to give a better January 8th Statement than his predecessors won’t be hard, but there are high expectations.
'Credentials won't be ready for hours, complaints of bogus delegates'
Karima Brown says barred delegates are illegal and 'can't drink coffee here, can't make policy, can't vote, but they are here.'
[ANALYSIS] In the centre of the ANC’s gravity field - Gwede Mantashe
Stephen Grootes says for 10 years Gwede Mantashe been the man right in the middle of the spectrum of a country where politics goes from nationalist right all the way to Stalinist left.
[ANALYSIS] Dlamini Zuma’s side appears to be feeling the pressure
Stephen Grootes says with the start of the ANC’s leadership conference just days away, signs are emerging that Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma’s backers are feeling the pressure.
[ANALYSIS] ANC leadership race: The fight for every single vote
Stephen Grootes says it is becoming clearer just how tight the race for the ANC’s leadership is going to be.