About Politicsweb

About Politicsweb

Politicsweb is a website focused on the news and politics of Southern Africa.  It aims to provide its readers with breaking news, informed comment and opinion, and easy access to key online resources. It also intends to provide a forum for reasoned debate, and so welcomes comments and contributions (click here to contact us).

It is currently funded through advertising as well as through a grant from the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit.

Important notice to posters submitting comments on stories:

Politicsweb invites comments at the foot of each of its stories in which readers can respond freely - anonymously if they wish - to various topical issues and political debates. However, comments submitted by readers that are defamatory or deemed, by the editors, to be racist or obscene will be deleted from the database.

Furthermore, Politicsweb's editors would like to caution potential posters on its websites that while it welcomes robust debate, it will not hesitate to make the IP addresses of the authors of such defamatory statements available to the authorities, in the event of a court order compelling them to do so. We also reserve the right to notify the IT service providers of posters who habitually abuse the anonymous comment function.