Politicians' knee jerk dismissal of an idea that could help rehabilitate ex-offenders is
Troubles in South Africa's coalition-led local governments are affecting accountability, governance stability and service delivery.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi carries extensive accountability for the sectarianism that characterised politics in South Africa before 1994.
The push to nationalise South Africa's Reserve Bank is informed by the mistaken view that private shareholders affect monetary policy.
South Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance needs to face its racial dilemmas.
South Africa's ruling party, the ANC , is mishandling the process leading towards land expropriation without compensation.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to take South Africa's ruling party seriously when it talks about economic reform.
Southern Africa's liberation movements have been losing popularity and confronting a crisis of legitimacy.
South Africans can't afford to let the land debate be reduced to a shouting match.
Clarifying when and how the South African constitution allows for expropriation of land without compensation will strengthen property rights.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
Mandela did not make the decision to jettison Taiwan and recognise China. He adhered to a decision by the governing ANC.
Mandela continues to serve as a rare example of a principled politician committed to forgiveness and reconciliation.
Legislation to control the private funding of political parties in South Africa is long overdue.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to display that wrongdoers of the Jacob Zuma era are going to be held accountable through prosecution.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has to show that he's a decisive leader who can take unpopular decisions.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s popularity has improved the favourability of the governing ANC among South Africans.
Nelson Mandela's centenary celebrations provide a chance to debunk the lie that he sold out black South Africans.
The positive energy that's greeted the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will turn to protest if economic challenges are not addressed quickly.
ANC renewal and the war on corruption is one thing. But transforming the character of the South African political economy is quite another.