South African finance minister Pravin Gordhan's medium-term budget speech was a lot about balancing the politics of a divided ruling ANC.
Ironically the campaign to withdraw from the ICC was mainly initiated by the very same governments and heads of state that had earlier referred cases to the ICC when it suited their own interests.
South Africa's 2016 medium term budget was awaited with bated breath amid rising political tensions, increasingly violent student protests and the threat of a credit downgrade.
Closer examination of criminal charges brought against South Africa's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, suggest that they are weak in law and serve a political agenda.
Once again South Africa is facing the challenge of a compromised relationship between the state and the church. Is Nelson Mandela inadvertently responsible?
The stakes have not been higher since the heady days of the early 1990s when South Africa also looked over the brink. Now it is less about brink and more about who will blink
What lies behind the decision to criminally charge South Africa's finance minister?
Recent political events suggest that South Africa is at a crossroad where it could either be tipped into a fully corrupted state or saved by multi-party plurality
While some African countries have shown an improvement in press freedom and freedom of expression ratings, others, including South Africa, are seeing worrying trends and a drop in rankings.
There are fears that that the nuclear build in South Africa is being driven for the benefit of the politically connected rather than the national good.
While Nelson Mandela’s cabinet made allies out of erstwhile adversaries, Jacob Zuma’s cabinet is making enemies out of former allies.
South Africa's ruling party has lost its moral and intellectual capacity to claim the mantle of leadership. The country's economy won't recover unless new political alignments emerge.
Attacks on the South African Reserve Bank and events in India that led to the exit of the governor of the country's central bank are a warning that banks aren't immune from political meddling.
The prevailing political fights over control of state-owned enterprises in South Africa has the potential to have a deep impact on the economy, and the quality and direction of the development state.
South Africa's parastatals are in a dire state. Instead of being the mandated sites of development and profitability, they are costing the public purse billions and have been abused.
The morality challenges faced by South Africa's governing party are largely a function of fundamental factors established in 1994.
Is the South African Reserve Bank safe from the wave of state capture sweeping through a number of the country's institutions?
South Africa has reached a critical point. If patronage politicians win the battle within the ruling ANC and complete the capture of the state, the country will slip from stagnation into the abyss.
MK, the army of the then banned ANC, electrified millions of oppressed people to rise against the apartheid regime. Today, its veterans are being used in factional battles within the ruling party.
The battle between South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan and the country's elite police unit is once more grabbing headlines. What are the points of law around the matter?