Protests in South Africa have largely been confined to black working class townships and informal settlements. Is this beginning to change?
The militant talk and antics by the ANC's ex-soldiers may seem like theatrics, but they are a chilling reminder of how Zimbabwe used armed militia to crash opponents and democracy.
What has been lost in stating the case for South Africa's credit rating is a tangible plan for strengthening governance and regulation of its state owned enterprises.
The ratings agency downgrade decision is not a surprise. It's a wake up call. South Africa has its work cut out.