Articles containing the keyword Politics


The man who would be king

The man who would be king

Cyril Ramaphosa is a shoo-in as the next president of the ANC and the country – but largely as the ANC’s  ‘default candidate’. The quintessential loyal party man. That’s how Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa ...

EDITORIAL

Robbing the poor - again & Kebble's legacy lives on in Lunga Ncwana's bank account ...

Why South Africa should resist the power of Big Sugar

Why South Africa should resist the power of Big Sugar

The proposed tax on sweetened drinks will help improve public health despite overwrought opposition from industry.  The South African government’s decision to tax sugary drinks to help cut excess sugar consumption, which is contributing ...

A most unsaintly president

A most unsaintly president

Africa's richest politician, Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos has hinted that he’s keen to abdicate – but he’s holding back because he fears that his sins will be avenged when he relinquishes ...

Puppet police

Puppet police

As, increasingly over time, shady businessmen and other criminal elements in pursuit of government contracts, favours and protection have corrupted South Africa's politicians and infiltrated its political structures, so the politicians in power and friends ...