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.
Many South Africans have yet to see freedom bear fruit.
As South Africa marks 25 years of freedom, many citizens have to contend with the harsh reality that they can't eat democracy.
South Africans go to the polls on 8 May, 2019.
The current crisis in British politics is significant for countries like South Africa where a change in electoral systems is needed.
Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa and of the ruling African National Congress.
South African voters are more likely to vote for the African National Congress led by Cyril Ramaphosa than they were when Jacob Zuma led the party.
The collapse of VBS Mutual Bank in South Africa shows that corruption is endemic.
Much deeper social forces underlie the struggles within the governing ANC and society over the shape of the economy.
There’s no painless way for South Africans to deal with the power utility crisis.
There's no easy way for Eskom to claw its way out of the crisis it's in.
Is change finally on the horizon for South Africa’s power utility?
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South Africa's president has committed to structural reforms in the energy sector.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa putting final touches to his state of the nation address in which he took a hard stance on corruption.
Corruption has, over the past decade and a half, become one of South Africans' biggest concerns.
The commission chaired by Justice Raymond Zondo has heard shocking testimony on the extent of corruption in government.
Corruption in South Africa became increasingly organised under former President Jacob Zuma.
A new law will promote transparency in the funding of political parties in South Africa.
Countries that regulate political party funding do so to preserve their sovereignty and integrity of domestic politics.
Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operating officer of private security firm, at a South African commission of inquiry into corruption.
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The state capture inquiry is a remarkable political as well as legal event.
African National Congress supporters during the recent ANC Election manifesto launch in Durban.
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s party, the ANC, faces a tough set of elections in May.
The African National Congress faces two big challenges: fewer South Africans trust it, while its electoral support has been waning.
South African’s President Cyril Ramaphosa. One of the biggest obstacles to his success is the party he leads, the ANC.
For a long time South Africa thought it had a Jacob Zuma problem. In fact its got a systemic ANC problem.
Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighter are using President Cyril Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption campaign against him.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
Nigerians have the lowest trust in the country’s media, thanks to widespread misinformation.
Disinformation in Africa often takes the form of extreme speech inciting violence and spreading racist, misogynous, xenophobic messages.
New book extends the canon of investigative journalism from 1706 through to 2017.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
Tom Moyane has been fired as South Africa’s tax boss on the recommendation of a commission of inquiry.
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Moyane's axing ends one of the last vestiges of Zuma's continued influence in the country's governance.