Thembisa Fakude

Thembisa Fakude

Thembisa Fakude is a researcher at the Al Jazeera Center for Studies.

Jacob Zuma

How did Zuma survive yet another no-confidence vote?

The ANC is not ready to give the opposition the opportunity to claim a political victory by toppling Jacob Zuma.

How did Zuma survive yet another no-confidence vote?

Julius Malema

Is there a future for the EFF in S. Africa after Zuma?

Julius Malema is using the EFF to maintain his political relevance whilst waiting for Zuma’s departure from the ANC.

Is there a future for the EFF in S. Africa after Zuma?

Media

How transactional politics will affect journalism

In the age of transactional politics, the survival of journalism is dependent on its ability to adapt and innovate.

How transactional politics will affect journalism

Nigeria

Is another Boko Haram in the making?

The designation of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria as an insurgent group is a dangerous move for the Nigerian state.

Is another Boko Haram in the making?

Politics

South Africa, EFF and political vulgarity

Malema's temperament and confrontational political rhetoric has landed him in trouble.

South Africa, EFF and political vulgarity

Politics

South Africa: Between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Diplomatic posturing between South Africa and Saudi Arabia suggests a new era in relations - but how will Iran react?

South Africa: Between Iran and Saudi Arabia?