December 17, 2017

Some thirteen years after that first punch was thrown in the battle for party funding legislation, a new Political Party Funding Bill has been tabled in the National Assembly.

Not one journalist left the breakfast with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa held in Parliament last week with a long face or a complaint, which is unusual for the press.

While there seems to be a revival of public interest in the fortunes of ANC politics, I am not sure that it goes beyond the race between individual presidential hopefuls.

Keynote Address to the ANC Stalwarts and Veterans National Consultative Conference by Njabulo S. Ndebele

Twenty-four hours after Energy Minister Mahlobo stood his ground saying that nuclear energy was inevitable, Finance Minister Gigaba seems to have changed his mind on whether we can afford it.

There is no sign yet of much progress on legislation to protect girls from being trapped in forced marriages.

How does the proposal for increasing higher education funding compromise the budget process?

One of South Africa’s worst failures lingers as the government struggles to eradicate the bucket system, and it is unlikely to be resolved soon.

It was with deep dismay that we read the report of Jacques Pauw’s new book, The President’s Keepers. Zuma has lost the last vestiges of legitimacy.

Following the harrowing mini-budget released by the Minister of Finance, Parliament was told by Treasury last week that “tough times require tough decisions”.

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