South African President Jacob Zuma closing the governing ANC’s policy conference.
South Africa's governing ANC appears to have lost claim to being a leader of society. This is clear from the outcome of its policy conference.
Documents released ahead of the policy conference of South Africa's embattled governing ANC show it hasn't the guts or internal balance of forces, for self-correction and renewal.
ANC supporters cheer during their party’s final election rally in Soweto, May 4, 2014.
The brand of South Africa's ruling party, the 104-year-old ANC, is in serious decline. The party needs to act decisively to stop this.
A protester calling for President Jacob Zuma’s removal.
The misfortunes experienced by Brian Molefe, the CEO of South Africa's power utility Eskom, shows that the battle for the country's public purse is not a one way bet.
The face and character of protests in South Africa seems to be changing.
Protests in South Africa have largely been confined to black working class townships and informal settlements. Is this beginning to change?
Protesters call for the firing of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma.
The latest backlash against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma sees demands for his removal grow wider and deeper than ever before.
The notion of South African exceptionalism runs deep. Many people in the country believe that in some cases they are superior to the rest of the continent.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has shafted and shifted 20 cabinet posts.
The focus will now be on how the social democratic and left-leaning members of South Africa's cabinet -- the "constitutionalists" -- will respond to the reshuffle.
Qedani Mahlangu resigned as the local government minister for health in Gauteng following the deaths of 94 mentally ill patients.
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Mahlangu's resignation over the deaths of mental patients sets her apart from her colleagues in government. But, it does not portend a new trend in political accountability for the governing ANC.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is part of a faction which embraces patronage politics.
It is common to reduce the politics of the ANC to a battle between personalities. A closer look suggest that this is a fight between two factions, both of them products of trends in the economy.
The South African economy just narrowly escaped a credit rating downgrade but it is not in the clear yet.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
The ANC got rid of one president , Thabo Mbeki (right) in 2008. The groundswell against incumbent Jacob Zuma is growing.
The fallout at the meeting of South Africa's governing ANC clearly exposed how the party's factionalism has spilled over into government. This is likely to paralyse governance even further.
President Jacob Zuma is the common denominator in South Africa’s governance problems.
Defects in political governance, especially President Jacob Zuma’s failure to provide leadership, have induced a crisis of confidence in South Africa's economy.
Will Jacob Zuma take South Africa down with him?
Even after seven years of incompetence and dodgy dealing, Jacob Zuma's presidency has yet to reach its nadir.
The criminal case against South African finance minister Pravin Gordhan, right, is an example of President Jacob Zuma’s abuse of state institutions.
The use of the prosecuting authority and the police in ANC succession struggles has a long history. What's different in the Zuma era is the symbiosis between elite police and the prosecution service.
South African President Jacob Zuma. What next?
South African President Jacob Zuma's days of spinning out court cases indefinitely and at taxpayers' expense may soon come to an end -- possibly his worst news in a week of bad news.
South African President Jacob Zuma. Granting him amnesty would send the wrong signal.
The idea of giving South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma amnesty in exchange for early exit is tempting but it will set a bad precedent.
Protestors call for the removal of South Africa President Jacob Zuma outside court in Pretoria, the capital city.
For the moment President Zuma's supporters control the governing ANC's levers of power. But an unprecedented number of people in the ANC are turning against him. How long will the centre hold?
Head of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, Shaun Abrahams, dropped a fraud charge against the finance minister Pravin Gordhan.
South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority charged the country’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan and two of his former colleagues at the tax authority, Ivan Pillay and Oupa Magashule, with fraud last…
The 2016 South African local government elections showed the country moving away from single party dominance.
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