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 | The ANC stoops to thuggery; the DA crows about hollow ...

The elections have disrupted politics as usual in SA, opening up the possibility of a new national government in the foreseeable future

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | The ANC’s defeat could be its saving grace. It would ...

Instead of addressing the people's grievances, the ANC has become our biggest grievance, writes Barney Mthombothi.

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | When the ANC loses, a transfer of power is going to be a ...

Results of the local elections may be a bit muddled, but one thing is pretty clear: the ANC is on its way out, writes Barney Mthombothi.

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | A chance for Ramaphosa to panel-beat the ANC into the shape ...

Voters are calling for reconciliation and co-operation, but will the big two listen, asks Barney Mthombothi.

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | As frustrated as we are, we mustn’t turn our backs on ...

Many say they are too fed-up with South African politicians to give them their vote -- but democracy is still the only game in town, writes Barney ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Shameless politicians are up to their old tricks — putting ...

President Ramaphosa is making promises left, right and centre, but the councillors who will run ANC municipalities after the elections are nowhere to ...

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.