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.
Nhlanhla Nene was highly regarded for refusing to fund former President Zuma's ludicrous rent-seeking projects.
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.
Calls to impose harsh prison sentences for verbal crimen injuria are often premised on the need to deter such behaviour.
Justice Zondo needs to get under the skin of the politics of state capture in South Africa, to get on record what happened, and why.
South Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance needs to face its racial dilemmas.
The axing of the prosecutions head follows sweeping changes to other king positions in the security cluster by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
An effective, accountable National Prosecutions Authority needs at least two things: structural independence and competent personnel with expertise and integrity.
Some prosecutions followed soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa promised accountability for the Marikana massacre.
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.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.
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.
With international trade facing its greatest threat in decades, this club of China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and India will have much to say about it.
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.
Drawing on Mandela's legacy, Obama can help the world better understand the nature of threats to democracy.
South Africa must position itself to play a decisive role in shaping a new world order as the theUS retreats from global leadership.