BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | A tainted mayor takes over, the looters are - and the ...

The precarious state of South African Airways is an apt metaphor for the country — it’s not only teetering on the brink, it’s almost as though the ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Go for it, Mmusi, ignore the doomsayers, launch a new party ...

It's ironic that people are more interested in what Mmusi Maimane has to say now, while he kicks his heels in the political wilderness, than they ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | As Trump drags the US down, he emboldens those in other ...

It was Robert Mugabe who, during the much-derided Florida election debacle in the US in 2000, suggested - with his tongue no doubt planted firmly in ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Meyiwa's unsolved murder haunts uncaring government over ...

Senzo Meyiwa's life may have been snuffed out by a bullet five long years ago but his voice will continue - as long as his murder remains unsolved - ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | White and black parties facing off in parliament would be a ...

Helen Zille, the dissident who surprisingly has sent the DA leader packing, had some snide comments for some of her political foes taking what she ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Africa needs to stop celebrating peace prizes, as if not ...

The awarding of this year's Nobel peace prize to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is a welcome respite for a country long blighted by decades of ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | The judiciary is the only arm of the state still relatively ...

Ronald Lamola is part of a pack of young guns — assertive, self-confident, even aggressive — primed to take over the leadership of the ANC, if not ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | You’re right Ace, a Dlamini-Zuma victory would have been ...

One has to hand it to Ace Magashule, the corrupt and roguish secretary-general of the ANC: he doesn’t beat about the bush. Unlike our president, his ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | It’s hard to see the wisdom of the chief justice inserting ...

It has to be said loud and clear and without any equivocation that the judiciary should not in any way be involved in the cut and thrust of politics ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Dithering over e-tolls is a waste of time — they have to ...

Three months ago, after a public spat between finance minister Tito Mboweni and Gauteng premier David Makhura  that he described as unbecoming, ...

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