December 13, 2018


Ignore the ANC policy proposals at your peril


It is dawning upon us as South Africa that we stand at a very critical juncture in our history and one that will surely determine what we will soon become. This is a confluence of a number of complexities that are demanding a lot more wisdom and tact from us than is generally assumed. This includes a bad crisis of operations and credibility in the global order, a complicated African situation with democracy without development and a paucity of imagination domestically. Of course, the governing party as the custodian of our transition to a new society will have a much…

Lekota’s attack on President Jacob Zuma out of order


The image and prestige of parliament recently came under perilous attack when Cope leader, Mosious Lekota, sought to push the boundaries of freedom of speech and abused parliamentary privilege when he made a startling allegation that President Jacob Zuma has “violated his oath of office”. This serious charge was amongst an array of astonishing allegations Lekota bellowed out in his emotive and angry contribution to the national assembly’s presidency budget vote debate. Violation of an oath of office by a head of state is a serious constitutional transgression and history is littered with countless examples of presidents who have been…

Magashule is a true people’s leader


Letters to the Editor I would like to express my happiness about the re-election of Comrade Ace Magashule as the chairperson of the ANC in the province. Together with his leadership collective of Thabo Manyoni, William Bulwane, Mamiki Qabathe and Mosebenzi Zwane, I am confident Comrade Ace will lead the movement well. He has the political experience and leadership capability to ensure that the ANC remains true its commitment of fighting poverty and creating jobs. As the Premier, Comrade Ace has demonstrated his commitment to the poor people of the province. Through Operation Hlasela, he has built thousaands of houses,…