OPINION: ANC a far cry from founders' ideals
Sol T Plaatje's leadership and values played a key role in the founding of the ANC and one cannot help but notice the contrasts between the ANC then and now.
[OPINION] The ANC has lost its intellectual heart
Judith February says the ANC cannot steer public debate in large measure because it is in a state of disarray and held captive by the corrupt and inept.
[OPINION] Unpacking the funding of political parties
Judith February says because SA has no legislation to regulate private donations to political parties, the door is wide open for corruption and the buying of influence.
[OPINION] Building inclusive cities in an unequal SA
Judith February says South African cities have failed to create safe spaces for interaction between ordinary people in a society with high levels of inequality and unemployment.
[OPINION] The toxic politics of the ANC
Judith February says it was painful following the ANC policy conference because it’s shown the party is unable to deal with state capture.
[OPINION] Zuma and Putin’s ‘strong man’ leadership
Judith February warns against the Putinesque behaviour evident in South Africa.
[OPINION] ANC policy: What lies beneath
Judith February says the ANC is in serious trouble and no amount of papering over the cracks will show otherwise.
[OPINION] Has Busisiwe Mkwhebane been captured?
Judith February questions why the Public Protector would meddle in what is an economic and political issue and completely outside her mandate.
[OPINION] Revisiting the Asmal Report
Judith February takes a look back at the origins of the revived plan to establish a single human rights body.
[OPINION] Zuma, ‘destroyer-in-chief’ of the ANC
Judith February says Jacob Zuma’s greed and corruption have torn apart old alliances as Cosatu and the SACP try to get to grips with allegations of state capture.
[OPINION] Connecting the dots in a corrupt state
Judith February says the balance of forces within the ANC is simply not tipped against President Zuma right now.
[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.