South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa putting final touches to his state of the nation address in which he took a hard stance on corruption.
Corruption has, over the past decade and a half, become one of South Africans' biggest concerns.
Lesetja Kganyago, governor of South Africa’s central bank.
There's an assumption that a change of ownership would automatically mean a change in the role the Bank plays
A victory at the polls might not be enough to give President Cyril Ramaphosa the leeway to fix South Africa’s economy.
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party's decline in popular support.
Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighter are using President Cyril Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption campaign against him.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa faces the daunting task of fighting corruption and winning votes for his party.
Polls indicate that South Africans are unlikely to totally abandon the African National Congress.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is now more popular than his governing party, the ANC.
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
Troubles in South Africa's coalition-led local governments are affecting accountability, governance stability and service delivery.
A protester in Nairobi, Kenya, displays a poster calling for Bobi Wine’s release.
Bobi Wine entered the political arena with a relatively consistent background of politically critical music.
South Africa’s 2016 municipal elections. A new bill aims to make party funding transparent.
Legislation to control the private funding of political parties in South Africa is long overdue.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma. Never again should one man wield so much power.
Zuma will go down in history as South Africa’s most corrupt head of government since Cecil Rhodes was prime minister of the Cape Colony.
The scene of the Marikana massacre in South Africa that some have named the “Hill of Horror”.
Five years on, no-one has been held to account for the Marikana massacre where 34 miners were shot dead by members of the South African Police Service in a single day.
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, leads a campaign to clean up the city streets.
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Are different ways of governing emerging from South Africa's cities governed by opposition coalitions?
Demonstrators protest outside South Africa’s Parliament in Cape Town against President Jacob Zuma’s firing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Are those ANC members critical of Zuma willing to stand up and be counted? Will Pravin Gordhan, popular hero of the hour, provide one further great service to the nation?
South Africans queue to vote in the 2016 municipal elections. The governing ANC is accused of wanting to generate ‘fake news’ to influence voters.
The planting of messages and countering narratives in the media is not new. It's part and parcel of contemporary politics especially during elections. The internet simply makes an old problem worse.
Demonstrators protest against censorship by the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
It's vital that the problems at the South African Broadcasting Corporation be fixed in the public interest and for democracy, given its wide media reach in the country.
Johannesburg skyline: the challenge is to create a city that is liveable, safe and resource efficient.
Populations revolt when lives are improving but not fast enough to meet their rising expectations.
EFF leaders Godrich Gardee, left, Julius Malema and Floyd Shivamvu brief journalists in Alexandra, near Johannesburg.
The EFF is sending a strong message to South Africans that it wants to be known as the only political home for radical change.
President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former anti-apartheid activist Sophie de Bruyn at the unveiling of a monument to the 1956 women’s march.
South Africa's past tells us that, under certain conditions, women mobilise in ways that produce significant political results. But the country's present shows how easily these gains can evaporate.
Supporters of South Africa’s governing ANC with a mock coffin of the opposition EFF at the ANC’s Siyanqoba rally ahead of local elections.
The ANC has faced an inexorable, gradual decline in support since 2004. There is no evidence that it has been able to reverse this trend.
The ANC’s top brass at the party’s rally ahead of municipal elections.
The ANC's waning urban vote and growing support rural is not a political trend unique to South Africa. Many of Africa's liberation-movements-cum-governing-parties now depend on rural support for political longevity.