Tag Archives: Nkandla

A Deadening Democracy: From Polokwane to #Sona2017

The events inside and around parliament on February 9 — the violent ejecting of opposition Economic Freedom Fighters from the legislature, the pepper-spraying of guests in the public gallery, the repression of journalists, the deployment of the army on the streets of Cape Town, the thuggish behaviour of ANC MPs —  should not have surprised [...]

‘Dangerous Times, in a Delicate Year’

  “This is  a dangerous time, in a delicate year,” President Jacob Zuma’s legal counsel, Jeremy Gauntlett SC, observed on Tuesday at the Constitutional Court. “It would be wrong for this court to be inveigled into a position of making some form of wide, condemnatory order, which will be used, effectively,… for an impeachment [of [...]