Changing the South African system to allow for direct election would require the country to look carefully at how a directly elected president should be held accountable to parliament.
The Steinhoff corporate scandal will do South Africa a huge service if it makes the point that corruption and mismanagement have nothing to do with race.
The ANC’s elective conference has very important implications for South Africa’s future. Whoever leads determines the kind of leader the country will get, and what policy trajectory will be taken.
The South African Communist Party's decision to compete in an election against its alliance partner the ANC is a watershed moment for them, with important implications for the country.
The race for the presidency of South Africa's governing ANC will go down to the wire. Exact calculations for the frontrunners are impossible and the result is likely to be known by 17 or 18 December.
The ANC's elective conference is important for the party and South Africa. This is because the person chosen to lead the governing party since 1994, has gone on to become president.
The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, argue for them.
Even if the nuclear plan can be massaged in South African President Jacob Zuma’s interests, it won't be enough to ensure the deal goes through.
The unfolding misfortunes of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe hold key lessons for his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma who faces the possibility of a forced exit.
Alternative scenarios for tertiary funding in South Africa are set out in a completely separate report from the Davis Tax Committee drawing from work done by the higher education department.
The imposition of the fee free higher education proposal on South Africa's National Treasury without due consideration represents an escalation of the state capture led by President Jacob Zuma.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma seems to be making a final push to secure the nuclear power deal before his tenure comes to an end. But it won't be easy.
South African President Jacob Zuma's efforts to promote his unpopular nuclear project are weakening him politically but he still seems keen to pursue it.
A different form of state capture is underway in South Africa's rural areas where traditional leaders are selling off people's land to miners. But communities are fighting back.
South Africa's perilous decline under Jacob Zuma's presidency is set out in two non-fiction books that provide unsettling, but essential reading.
There are disturbing questions around the complicity - witting or unwitting - of UK global financial institutions in the transnational network set up by President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.
The #Metoo campaign shows that we should not think of Harvey Weinstein as an isolated case, or just one bad apple. There are thousands more like him. Globally, sexual harassment has become normalised.
South Africa's finance minister Malusi Gigaba failed to impress when presenting the eagerly awaited 2017 medium term budget.
South Africa's finance minister's medium term budget speech offered hope of potential economic game changes. But will he be bold enough to make them?
South Africa's finance minister was honest about the problems facing the country. But he made no real suggestions that the government will start doing things differently.