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.
South African liberation struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Controversy around Winnie Madikizela-Mandela continues in death as it did in life.
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 Africa’s next elections will indicate how the ANC is viewed given that the poor been left behind.
The ANC, alienated from intellectuals and the middle class and having lost most of its talented youth leadership, is clearly on a downward path.
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.
A London bus displays anti-apartheid message at the height of South Africa’s isolation.
As South Africa became an international pariah, it began working in shady ways through even more shady operators, including getting arms from the Soviet Union and China.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a recent investment summit.
South Africa's president has firmly thrown his weight behind the private sector. This could prove significant.
Xenophobic attacks in South Africa have been a major concern for organisations working with migrants.
Widespread concerns about the levels of immigration in South Africa make the issue appeal to voters across the economic and racial spectrum.
Two authors unpack the fragility of South Africa's political parties and why democracy is a lifelong commitment.
African countries holding elections increases the quality of civil liberties.
The process of institutionalisation may be patchy and uneven. But one thing is clear: Africa is not without functioning institutions.
Unexpressed racism may be even more dangerous if it's left lurking below the surface.
South African liberation struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died at the age of 81.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's political power stemmed from the visceral connection that she was able to make between the lives of the oppressed black people, and her own.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela carved her own political identity in the struggle for freedom.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's struggle was for humanity, oftentimes waged in an inhuman way.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings at the ANC National Conference in December.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma's bad behaviour damaged his image and the ANC's.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in parliament.
Meeting the challenges from the opposition will strengthen the ANC's dominance. How well its new leadership copes will become clearer over the next few months.
The obituary of the Zuma administration can be summed up with its ethos: grab as much and as fast as you can.
Cyril Ramaphosa addresses MPs after being elected president of South Africa.
Jacob Zuma was removed by the people's effect, which connected the dots of corruption, a mismanaged state and rapacious capitalism.
Members of parliament applaud South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa.
A tumultuous era has ended and there's a silver lining to the cloud that has been hanging over South Africa.
What now? Julius Malema (R) and Mmusi Maimane confer in parliament.
Zuma's almost daily scandals and missteps provided his opponents with perfect electoral fodder. A competent president is the last thing they need.
Negotiation was key to convincing Jacob Zuma to step down as South Africa’s president.
The politicians who removed Zuma are likely to be running the government for the next five years. Current events were their first test and offered a hint of how the country may be governed.