Havana and Washington could find themselves in another diplomatic crisis, only two years after relations were normalised. This all thanks to an attack largely uncommon outside the plot of a Sci-Fi film.
Right to Know has revealed authorities monitor at least 70 000 mobile phones on an annual basis and repeated allegations of corruption and abuse of state resources suggest not every communication interception can be justified.
Opposition parties have made countless attempts to remove President Jacob Zuma from power and have approached the Constitutional Court to do so yet again. While the prospects of success are slim, the opposition could secure a number of political victories along the way.
The South African Communist Party's decision to contest elections independently gives the party an opportunity to bring socialist policies to the fore. But indications are the decision is nothing more than a political threat to its alliance partner.