Category Archives: Politics + Society

President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address didn’t suggest any real urgency or energy. Rodger Bosch/EPA

State of the Nation Address 2016 much talk, not enough action

Susan Booysen, University of the Witwatersrand South African President Jacob Zuma has delivered his annual State of the Nation address in the country’s parliament. After more than an hour of disruptions and interruptions, mostly by members of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, Zuma finally got

SARS says Malema owes R20 million in tax

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is chasing Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema to recover R20 million it says he owes in tax. According to IOL, SARS claims that Malema owes R18 million for arrears on his taxes, plus another R2 million in