South Africa is held hostage to the toxic politics of the ANC

If it showed anything, the recent medium-term budget policy statement has proven that South Africa does not have a government capable of dealing honestly and head on with the developmental crisis that the country finds itself in. It will not have such a government for some time, at least not until the 2019 general election […]
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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ‘links’ to illicit Gupta cash flows an attempt to block her presidency

Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s backers have labelled reported links between her and alleged illicit flows of funds by the Gupta family as a “clear” attempt to block her from ascending to the party’s top post. Dlamini-Zuma was flagged, along with 27 other people, as individuals that UK financial institutions should review as possibly being involved […]
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Banks go on the offensive to parry political attacks

South Africa’s banks have gone on the offensive after being criticised by some politicians over their lending practices and records in addressing racial inequality. Attacks on the lenders have been led by Jacob Zuma, who’s accused them of monopolising the financial services industry, and questioned whether they colluded when closing accounts belonging to members of […]
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What Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma stands for: “Return our land to the people”

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is touring KwaZulu-Natal promoting her platform of radical economic transformation. She spoke this week in Harding and Newcastle, but is proving hard to pin down face to face. The crowd packed into the Osizweni Community Hall is oblivious to the bitter Tuesday night cold as ANC presidential hopeful Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wraps up […]
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Johan Rupert: “Radical economic transformation is just a code word for theft”

South Africa’s richest man Johann Rupert said “radical economic transformation,” the policy championed by the country’s President Jacob Zuma to reduce racial inequality, is no more than theft. “Radical economic transformation is just a code word for theft,” Rupert said on the sidelines of Richemont’s annual general meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. “That’s what’s happening […]
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Lessons to be learnt from the rest of the African continent

While South Africa had “a head start in the level of its development compared to other African economies” there was much to learn from the rest of the continent, many of who were “making greater progress, despite starting from a low base.” South Africa also had a role to play in contributing to the continent’s […]
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Dlamini-Zuma: Radical economic transformation ‘pro-South Africa not anti-white’ – It is not what your comrades states!

ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has rubbished accusations that calls for radical economic transformation are tantamount to anti-white sentiment. Dlamini-Zuma said the policy of radical economic transformation was in fact “pro-South Africa“. Dlamini-Zuma was speaking on Friday at an event hosted by the Progressive Professionals Forum in Woodmead‚ north of Johannesburg. She advised white people […]
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Like father, like son – Edward Zuma blames white people for South Africa’s woes

President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward has written another installment of his open letters‚ this time blaming everything going wrong in the country on white people. Zuma said it is disgusting in the extreme that in a free and democratic South Africa land and the economy are still controlled by whites. “This conquering of our land and […]
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