The political guillotine Zuma is building around Gordhan’s neck

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been fending of numerous attacks since his re-appointment. While he has managed to stand his ground so far, President Jacob Zuma’s master plan to get rid of Gordhan is at its culmination as he prepares to deliver his budget speech.


Feb. 20, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

Analysing Jacob Zuma’s intimidation tactics

Tensions have been building ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address. Amid the possibility of more disruptions, Zuma has taken steps to ensure the ANC’s presence is felt.


Feb. 9, 2017, 5:29 a.m.

Stranger than fact

A sudden rise in fake news has resulted in a factual crisis. While alternative facts are rarely a new occurrence, the established media and audiences are faced with a new dilemma: how to separate fact from fiction in the information age.


Jan. 31, 2017, 10:12 a.m.

Follow-up: Policing the internet

I recently published an article titled: The South African surveillance state, looking at some of the strong aspects and shortcomings of the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. Due to unfortunate timing, perhaps on my part, the Justice Department held a press briefing the very next day announcing a new draft of the bill had been published. So here is the follow-up article.


Jan. 26, 2017, 9:21 a.m.