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17
SEP

'It's ANC first' - historic misuse of state funds continues 

SA's ruling party has been caught misusing funds ... again.

The ANC this week came under fire and was accused of abusing state resources after a delegation of party leaders landed in Zimbabwe last week on a flight funded by taxpayers, for a meeting with Zanu-PF.

In this week's edition, the Sunday Times politics team discusses this and the ANC's various past indiscretions. They come to the conclusion that the ANC's “new dawn” is little more than a hollow promise. 
10
SEP

The politics of natural hair & the DA's new redress policy

Identity politics and covert racism have without a doubt been thrust into the political spotlight this week.  
In this week’s episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the team discusses the weeklong showdown between the EFF and Clicks over a racially demeaning hair-care advertisement posted on the Clicks website.
They also dive into the DA’s new redress policy, which doesn’t address race.
03
SEP

NEC meeting dominated by discussions on the scourge of corruption in the ANC-led government

This past weekend held an NEC meeting mainly dominated by discussions on the scourge of corruption in the ANC-led government. This follows media reports about ANC comrades, their family members and business friends helping themselves to personal protective equipment (PPE) tenders worth 100's of millions of rand in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the politics team discusses ANC NEC meeting review — focus on the meeting's resolutions on dealing with corruption.​
26
AUG

Ramaphosa's open letter against corruption rings hollow

President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to take real action against ANC members found guilty of corruption, angry South Africans said in response to the president's letter to party members on Sunday.

In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the politics team discusses the seven-page open letter, in which Ramaphosa said the anger of South Africans towards the ruling party is justified. 
18
AUG

Debate dates for the DA, SA faces Covid-19 corruption shame

In today's episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the politics team discusses DA leader hopeful Mbali Ntuli tossing down the gauntlet on Monday by challenging interim leader John Steenhuisen to four televised debates as the race for the party's top position intensifies.

The team also deals with the global embarrassment facing SA as a result of continuing Covid-19 corruption scandals.
13
AUG

Is SA ready for lockdown level 2?

The president was in consultation on Wednesday night before an expected move to lockdown level 2. But the decision​, following the urging of directors-general, hinges on a nod from the virus command council and the cabinet.

In this episode of the Sunday Times Politics Weekly podcast, the politics team considers SA's readiness to enter level 2 and what that may entail.
05
AUG

ANC has no teeth when dealing with corruption

Damaging claims of profiteering from Covid-19 contracts have split the ANC's top brass along pre-Nasrec lines, as leaders squabbled at the party's national executive committee (NEC) meeting over the weekend about how to deal with corruption allegations levelled against its leaders.

In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the politics team discusses the latest allegations, the ANC's previous attempts at rooting out corruption within its ranks, and what we as South Africans can expect to see from the party as they try to navigate their way through the scandal. 
02
JUL

What racial politics does the DA stand for in 2020? 

DA federal chairperson Helen Zille has been at it again on Twitter, this time claiming that there are more racist laws under the current government than there were during apartheid. These controversial comments have thrown the DA's racial politics into the spotlight, yet again. 

In this episode of the Sunday Times Politics Weekly podcast, the team discusses Zille's tweets and what her presence means for the seemingly aimless political party. The team also considers the political killings that continue to plague KwaZulu-Natal. 
19
JUN

Political lip-service gets paid to GBV yet again

An outcry and protests against gender-based violence are again gripping SA. This following an overwhelming wave of reports of women and children being murdered, raped and assaulted. 
As the outcry begins to reach fever pitch, SA's political parties are chiming in with speeches of outrage and condemnation. 
In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we consider the comments made by various political parties on the topic of GBV and how their actions support their denunciation. 
10
JUN

Lockdown reflection: how has the ANC handled the global pandemic? 

In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, our political desk including political editor Sibongakonke Shoba reflects on South Africa's national lockdown thus far and how SA has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Is our government to be commended or condemned for their sometimes controversial approach? 
12
MAR

Political news of the week: President vs public protector

This week a full bench of the Gauteng high court pointed out the pie on the face of public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

The court cleared President Cyril Ramaphosa of lying to parliament about the source of donations to his 2017 ANC presidential campaign, in a judgment likely to bolster opposition calls for the removal of Mkhwebane.

On Tuesday, the court set aside a potentially damaging report by Mkhwebane, describing the protector’s approach as based on a mistaken and “fatally flawed” reading of the law.

The judgment raises two critical political questions: will Mkhwebane retain her post and does this make the matter raised by the report null and void?
04
MAR

ANC must take some responsibility for technical recession

A fourth-quarter GDP contraction of 1.4%, following a decline of 0.8% in Q3, has placed SA in a technical recession for the second year in a row.

Load-shedding and the coronavirus outbreak mean that any quick improvement is unlikely.

In this week’s Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the team says that the governing party is not blameless in having caused this situation.

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