The ANC-led government has recently made a number of shocking decisions, but it’s not what you think, given the state the governing party is in.
Many concerns have been raised over the secrecy around the funding of political parties. Since the dawn of democracy, the matter has been debated, not only in the public sphere, but in court rooms as well. Given the current crisis of ‘state capture’, political donor transparency might be more important to the South African electorate than ever before.
President Jacob Zuma has in large part, purged his cabinet of what are considered competent public servants while simultaneously rewarding loyalists. Surrounded by his friends, Jacob Zuma’s end game has become clearer than ever.
Cybercrimes are on the rise in South Africa. With the regulation of social media platforms – including WhatsApp – on the cards, can South Africans truly trust the state with their private communications?