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Zuma:‘No’ State Capture! Satire, Farce or Tragedy played for laughs?

"There is no state that is captured", this was the much-reported remark of Jacob Zuma as he addressed university students at Walter Sisulu University...

REVIEW — Khwezi

In his latest review, Mphuthumi Ntabeni looks at the story of Fezekile Kuzwayo, known as Khwezi, as written by broadcast journalist Redi Tlhabi. A victim of sexual abuse and politically motivated slander, Khwezi's is a tragic tale that resulted in her fleeing from the country, while the accused went on to become one of the most controversial presidents this country has seen. 

Civil society: It’s time to rebuild South Africa

All aspects of South African life will be impacted by the change in leadership, but to ensure the change is positive, civil society has reminded us that Jacob Zuma was not the only problem that needed fixing. We need more than just a new president.  

Time for national introspection

South Africans are partly to blame for the Zuma-sized mess our country is in. By not using our vote, by not demanding change, and by being gullible time and time again, we have allowed our politics to be corrupted. And without national introspection, says Mphuthumi Ntabeni, we are doomed to repeat our history.

The Church responds to Zuma’s resignation

The country's bishops have welcomed Jacob Zuma's resignation and have urged the new leadership to turn away from party politics with haste, and to focus on the cry of the people. 

SA bishops on Zuma’s resignation: it’s long overdue

Following the resignation of Jacob Zuma from the presidency, the bishops of Southern Africa have pledged prayerful support to the incoming administration, while at the same time urging government to take careful note of the way in which it allowed the current situation to develop. 

BREAKING: SA’s president quits

Shortly after 10pm on the night of  14 February 2018, South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, resigned. He said that he disagreed with the decision of his party to recall him.

We need more than a leadership change

As the country's leadership transitions, so too must the economic modalities under which South Africa has operated. Much like the country cannot continue under Jacob Zuma, its economy cannot continue to ignore the majority of its stakeholders. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya argues a change is essential for the country's economic and political stability. 

Has the ANC entered a season of ‘creative destruction’?

After the political turmoil of the last few days, including the seeming inability of the ANC to be decisive with President Jacob Zuma, and the postponement of the country's 2018 'State of the Nation Address', Mphuthumi Ntabeni ponders the thesis of Frantz Fanon and asks: has the ANC entered into a season of "creative destruction"?

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka speaks to Spotlight

On the last day of the bishops' January plenary session in Pretoria, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka, bishop of Mthatha and first vice-president of the bishops' conference, spoke to Fr Russell Pollitt. In the interview he clarified the remarks he made about lazy, materialistic and money-loving clergy. He also explained why he cautioned against "Zuma-bashing".

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