Barney Mthombothi, a columnist for the Sunday Times, is a former editor of the Financial Mail and the Kwazulu-Natal-based Sunday Tribune, and also headed SABC News earlier. He is respected as a political commentator.

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | SA’s precious independent judiciary is sleepwalking into ...

We’re not getting the best people on to the bench, the outcome of the recent interviews by the JSC proving once again that that body may have become ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | As one of our greatest men turns 90, consider how painful ...

Thursday marks an important milestone - Desmond Tutu turns 90. It's a momentous occasion; a moment of joy, but also of some regret, writes Barney ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Under Boorish Johnson, Britain's treatment of its former ...

One is surprised some people are surprised that the UK seems to be encouraging South Africans to stay away from its pristine shores. A nation led by ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Covid’s scythe has made ‘normal’ life a distant memory. ...

During the course of a random chat with a friend the other day, I nonchalantly asked after a mutual acquaintance.

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Our president has no backbone, key institutions have no ...

It's getting very tiring, writing - and talking - about Jacob Zuma. When he was finally booted out of office three years ago, the naïve among us ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Awkward silences as the corrupt Zambian regime the ANC ...

When two weeks ago President Cyril Ramaphosa flew to Lusaka to attend the inauguration of Hakainde Hichilema as Zambia's new president, it must have ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | The long arm of the law overreaches in its efforts to be ...

Their interest piqued by something on social media and armed with an elaborate plan, the police this week swarmed parts of Gauteng in search of an ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | We may smirk as US is left with another bloody nose but we ...

Things have truly come full circle for the US. The bully, if you like, got a bloody nose. The US has been humiliated, and its enemies are loving it, ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | If we do not take a proper look at the winter riots we will ...

The events of the past month - the looting, burning and the abject failure of law and order, especially the complete absence of anything resembling a ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | SA could be rolling in gold if we nurtured our young ...

The Olympic Games in Tokyo have been a somewhat convenient, if enjoyable, distraction to the seismic tremors that have been taking place in this ...