ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa celebrates the party’s 106th anniversary with its deputy general secretary Jesse Duarte and president of South Africa Jacob Zuma.
Cyril Ramaphosa seems to be on the way to uniting a fractious ANC. But he's got a rough road to travel before he can claim any victories.
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has been the subject of much scrutiny during his rise to the party’s top position.
The study of Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and new head of its governing party, is generating a great deal of heat, and not much light.
Renowned South African poet and liberation struggle hero Keorapetse Kgositsile.
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Keorapetse Kgositsile was made South Africa’s national poet laureate in 2006, the only person to have been given the honour.
Cyril Ramaphosa, newly elected president of South Africa’s governing ANC, during his maiden address.
Free university education and land redistribution without compensation have far-reaching implications for South Africa's economy, and requires exceptional leadership.
This sculpture in London commemorates Nelson Mandela, who set up the African National Congress’ armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), in 1961 when he lost hope that passive and non-violent resistance to the apartheid government would bear fruit.
Seeking justice, not peace, in our world changes the conversation about conflict. Conflict has proven integral to achieving a more equitable and secure society.
South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba kicked the can of change down the road during his medium term budget speech.
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 Malusi Gigaba has been forthright in recognising the crises facing the country.
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.
Oliver Reginald Tambo served as ANC president from 1967 to 1991.
Factions within South Africa’s ANC nostalgically point to the example of Oliver Reginald Tambo whose seen as an exemplar of integrity, personifying an ideal leader who served the party selflessly.
South Africa’s president faces a difficult time ahead, following the loss of his bid to escape justice.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's loss in the Appeals Court forms part of three milestones in his recent history dominated by corruption, unethical conduct and a knack to avoid criminal charges.
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa claims the country’s security agencies hacked his emails.
It would be no surprise if Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's claims of the state spying on him turn out to be true. After all, state spy agencies have been abused before in ANC factional battles.
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, claims the intelligence services are being used to discredit him and prevent him becoming the country's next leader.
Protesters march ahead of a vote of a no confidence against President Jacob Zuma.
The huge hype ahead of the vote of no confidence in President Zuma made the result anti-climactic. However, the fact that the motion was defeated by only a 21 vote margin is unprecedented.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma celebrates with his supporters after surviving a no-confidence motion in parliament.
The political death of President Jacob Zuma is proving to be a protracted affair. Though he lives to fight another day, the ANC faces the prospect of losing its majority at the polls next year.
Protests escalate as corruption and public sector incompetence in South Africa hamper the provision of basic services.
The political cost of corruption is reaching unacceptable levels in South Africa. Reversing the effects of state decay on the poor will take short and long term interventions.
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.
Competing to be the next president of South Africa’s ANC: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
A combination of politicking ahead of the ANC policy conference, plus the machinations just before it met meant heightened tensions between rival factions.
Funeral of Namibian liberation struggle hero Herman Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo at Heroes’ Acre in Windhoek.
Namibian hero and former Robben Island prisoner Toivo ya Toivo was part of a generation who contributed to the struggles against apartheid and colonialism in the region.
Andimba (Herman) Toivo Ya Toivo remained loyal to what made him the personification of the desire to live in an independent country governed by, and for, its people.
A protest in South Africa against housing shortages.
South Africa's democracy is in trouble. But the challenge is less about who should control state institutions, and more about how they can be refashioned to deliver to the poor.
The populism politics adopted by South Africa's ruling party, African National Congress, mask a strategy to deflect attention from the party's policy failures and to hide its many scandals.