President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to fix South Africa are being undermined from within his own party, the ANC.
Ramaphosa’s detractors are unlikely to succeed in their rumoured bid. And, their failure will not be because they’ve suddenly become weak within the administration.
Anti-corruption protesters march on Parliament in Cape Town in 2017.
In South Africa, state corruption has taken hold with utter disregard for ethics and democratic norms in a cynical exploitation of the post-apartheid transformation agenda.
South African President Cyril Ramaphoa.
Ramaphosa is constrained by his tenuous control over South Africa's governing party, the ANC.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech failed to inspire confidence.
The year ahead promises to be a very difficult but also a very decisive year for South Africa. Is President Ramaphosa equal to the challenge?
South Africa’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, delivering his mid-term budget.
A major concern is that the government’s resolve is strongest on policies that are actually quite suspect.
Many South Africans hold onto the hope that a win in the World Cup translates into another defining moment for the country.
South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers the mid-term budget statement at parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 24 October 2018.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Finance Minister Tito Mboweni appear to have good intentions for the economy. But that's not enough.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the funeral of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe.
It remains to be seen how much longer the 'old men syndrome' will persist in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, despite growing frustration among the politically powerless.
Mcebisi Jonas appears at a commission probing grand corruption in South Africa.
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This book is a booster to morale. It tells South Africans they can enjoy the impressive economic growth they once achieved.
South African Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane listens to public complaints in Cape Town.
The Public Protector's Office has become embroiled in political scandals under the current incumbent, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in May. A new law on political funding covers parties, not politicians.
Secrecy over who funds political parties should trigger fears that government decisions will reflect the wishes of large donors.
Former President Jacob Zuma is fighting a batttle for political capital.
By positioning himself as a loveable granddad to supporters and the punchline of a joke to his opposition, Zuma adroitly defangs the very serious charges against him.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma recanted his decision to walk out of the Zondo Commission.
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The dilemma for Zuma and his legal team is this: by putting him on the witness stand, there is a risk that he would be found wanting, especially in terms of the detail of any matter.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma at the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture.
Trump and Zuma seek to sell explanations of their misfortunes to the socially insecure and economically vulnerable. To an alarming extent they succeed.
Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath as his inauguration as President of South Africa.
Politics is being reduced to personalities in South Africa. The real issue is whether the damage that's been done can be undone.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings to his supporters outside the High Court. He faces corruption charges.
Jacob Zuma’s religious utterances present a conundrum for scholars, as many poor South African Christians support his moral claims and celebrated his ill-gotten riches.
Many young South Africans see no point in voting.
After recent elections, South Africa are grappling with what the reasons are for the declining trend in youth participation in the 2019 elections.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa won’t have free reign when choosing his Cabinet.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
Legislation can guard against political interference and maladministration.
Over the past few years, heads of department and chief financial officers in South Africa have been placed under enormous pressure by politicians to bend compliance rules.
None of South Africa’s political parties are offering middle class black people a home.
The black middle class are angry at their exclusion from mainstream economic activity.