South Africa's polls have been praised for adhering to international election best practice. But, they are not without problems.
A progressive Afrikaans newspaper will be relaunched soon. But Vrye Weekblad can't trade on its history alone. It will need to consider the challenges of the present and the future.
Corruption has, over the past decade and a half, become one of South Africans' biggest concerns.
Corruption in South Africa became increasingly organised under former President Jacob Zuma.
A consideration of Cuban poet Nancy Morejón's engagement with Keorapetse Kgositsile and her visits to South Africa -- shed new light on her poetic practice.
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party's decline in popular support.
The African National Congress faces two big challenges: fewer South Africans trust it, while its electoral support has been waning.
Referenda have their place in democracy, but can also be misused.
The ANC, alienated from intellectuals and the middle class and having lost most of its talented youth leadership, is clearly on a downward path.
For a long time South Africa thought it had a Jacob Zuma problem. In fact its got a systemic ANC problem.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
The Algerian revolution had a profound effect on both Mandela and Fanon's thinking about colonisation, oppression and freedom.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has performed remarkably well in protecting democracy since 1995.
Polls indicate that South Africans are unlikely to totally abandon the African National Congress.
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
South Africa's jobs summit failed to acknowledge fundamental issues in the approach to development and job creation.
South Africa's new finance minister comes with considerable skills and political finesse needed to steer the country out of its economic quagmire.
Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa's governing ANC.