Delegates attending the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress in South Africa.
A closer look at the resolution of South Africa's ruling party, the ANC, show that it won't undertake a radical economic transformation agenda as suggested by media reports.
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.
Nearly 60% of all South Africans, live on land or in dwellings outside of the land titling system.
The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing.
‘Radical economic transformation’ in South Africa needs to move beyond rhetoric.
South Africa's governing ANC has always seen economic growth as the driving force for change. This was wishful thinking as the damage done by apartheid will take far more to undo.
Land reform remains a divisive subject 23 years after democracy in South Africa.
After South Africa's first democratic election in 1994, the previously oppressed and dispossessed black majority hoped for constitutional restitution of their land. This has largely failed.
A soldier with the 9th South African Infantry Battalion during a biennial training exercise with the US military in the Eastern Cape.
US Army/ Taryn Hagerman
One of the problems bedevilling South Africa's army is being compelled to be everything to everybody. Its strategic direction is compromised by generals who pander to the whims of politicians.
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.
Protesters expressing their view of President Jacob Zuma’s government ahead of the ANC National Policy Conference.
The policy conference of South Africa's governing ANC will be remembered for a party in disarray, plagued with internal dissent.
President Jacob Zuma at the opening of the ANC’s 5th national policy conference in Johannesburg.
Policy conferences of South Africa's governing ANC have been about economic policy matters. But more recently organisational renewal has also dominated, as the party loses support.
Many are questioning South Africa’s constitutional democracy amid high poverty and unemployment.
Has South Africa's constitutional project failed? Is the country's constitution an obstacle to meaningful redistribution and land reform?
White South Africans own most companies and shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
The debate about white monopoly capital in post-apartheid South Africa is good for the country's politics but it tends to come with bad sociology.
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.
The rising talk about 'white monopoly capital' as an obstacle to economic inclusion in South Africa is a red herring.
Workers walk past a Lonmin Marikana platinum mine, a site that represents industrial strife in South Africa.
South Africa's mining industry is on an unsustainable trajectory and needs to undergo fundamental transformation that emphasises transparency, equity, and community participation.
President Jacob Zuma delivers his state of the nation address in Cape Town. Critics say he failed to galvanise the nation.
South African President, Jacob Zuma, wasted lots of time and space in cheap politicking instead of galvanising South Africans to work together for a better future.
In his recent state of the nation address South Africa's President Jacob Zuma spoke emphatically of "radical economic transformation" causing nationwide debate. What does it really mean?