The speech was delivered with panache and confidence. It had style, declaring to the nation and the world that he, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in charge.
South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.
China's newly elected leadership team promises to bring continuity in the country's gradual domestic reform and a stronger focus on internationalism.
The idea that South Africa must look towards the International Monetary Fund to rescue itself from the prevailing crisis must be dismissed.
The International Monetary Fund's view of how to fix South Africa's economy deserves to be seriously considered.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.
In its agenda to reform global economic governance the developing world should look for ways to extract some value from the G20.
South Africa's economic challenges of 2016 are largely a reflection of its inability to change in the light of global shocks.
South Africa has made remarkable progress in redressing its historically and mainly race based deprivations but a lot still needs to be done.
While Australia faces its greatest economic challenges in a generation, we are still waiting for the greatest economic reformers in a generation to arrive.
When South African inequality is discussed, the focus tends to be on income brackets. But the main problem is wealth inequality
Hillary Clinton has elevated environmental justice to a high level as a presidential nominee, but as the Flint water crisis demonstrates, the deeper problem lies in ineffective government agencies.
Political funding in Australia is governed by different rules for state (some of which do not require disclosure) and federal governments. And both levels suffer significant weaknesses.
Only when systems change and cultural adjustments occur will the political class return to governing rather than ruling.
Kerry O'Brien has provided the platform for Paul Keating to define his political career, explain what drove his reform agenda and cement his position as one of Australia's greatest leaders.
Two narratives have emerged from student protests in South Africa: reform on the one hand - and revolution on the other. Which narrative will triumph?
Religion and modernity need not be at odds with one another, and many leading Muslim thinkers are plumbing early texts to promote progressive ideas.
Tax reform will be a hard sell, even for a prime minister of Malcolm Turnbull’s standing and imagination.
The reform debate in these first days of Malcolm Turnbull's government is dominated by a huge laden table, from which nothing is being removed.