Angelo Fick Long day's journey into night, and then...

Angelo Fick reflects on the ANC's 54th conference and on the prospects for a resolution of the issues which caused a delay in proceedings.

ANC Conference Analysis Dlamini-Zuma and Ramaphosa: Two leaders who sacrificed impeccable legacies

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramphosa embody leaders that do not know when to stop falling into the trappings of lusting over power, writes Lukhona Mnguni.

ANC Conference Analysis The ANCYL, Cubana party's and reimagining politics

There are numerous roles that the ANCYL could occupy moving towards an ever-important elective conference of the ruling party, writes TASNEEM ESSOP.

Angelo Fick The Life Esidimeni tragedy: beyond complicity, the importance of implication

Angelo Fick considers what the horror of the death of 143 mental health patients in state care in South Africa's wealthiest province reveals about the present.

The Conversation Africa Why talk of unity in the ANC is disingenuous, and dangerous

The ANC’s elective conference has very important implications for South Africa’s future. By MASHUPYE HERBERT MASERUMULE.

The Conversation Africa South Africa has a reading crisis: why, and what can be done about it

Learners are not taught to understand the written word and make sense of it for themselves. By PETER RULE.

The Conversation Africa The ANC leadership race will go down to the wire: here's why

The race for the presidency of South Africa's governing ANC will go down to the wire. By SUSAN BOOYSEN.

The Conversation Africa Snags that could cast doubt on ANC's choice of new leaders

The Conversation Africa’s Politics and Society Editor, Thabo Leshilo, asked Keith Gottschalk about the process of the national elective conference

The Conversation Africa South Africa's twin malnutrition challenges: hunger and obesity

South Africa has problems with hunger and obesity and both are linked to malnutrition. By XIKOMBISO MBHENYANE and IRENE LABUSCHAGNE.

The Conversation Africa Bitcoin is a highly speculative investment. Why caution is required

The rise of the price of bitcoin over the past year raises fears that the cryptocurrency is set to crash. By CO-PIERRE GEORG and QOBOLWAKHE DUBE.

Raymond Suttner ANC in December: what is at stake?

The ANC of ideas has more or less disappeared, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.

Georgina Guedes Antimonarchists and feminists celebrate good news

This week’s news headlines have had many South Africans celebrating ideas that they are usually opposed to. GEORGINA GUEDES examines why. would like to send you push notifications.
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