South Africa has successfully defended its constitutional democracy. But the harsh reality is that the country still faces development challenges.
South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.
Zuma's almost daily scandals and missteps provided his opponents with perfect electoral fodder. A competent president is the last thing they need.
South Africa must be seen as a country for speakers of all its official languages rather than an English-only elite.
There are several steps South Africa's governing party must take to strengthen democracy now that Jacob Zuma has resigned.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has resigned, paving the way for major changes in the country.
The writing has been on the wall for Jacob Zuma for years. That it took so long to get rid of him speaks volumes about the ANC.
African cities are failing to raise development funds through bond markets.
South Africa has tended to prioritise race relations over gender relations since formal apartheid ended.
While sovereign governments need to develop coherent frameworks to regulate cryptocurrency, permanent solutions will be found through international co-operation.
Africa needs a new strategy for mother-tongue based bilingual education, from primary through to tertiary level.
South Africa's obsession with nuclear energy under the leadership of President Zuma, is dangerous.
This new research offers compelling proof that the naysayers were right. "Mrs" Ples was actually a "Mr".
The subject of Technology can be used to support and develop pupils' entrepreneurial skills.
Steps are being taken to lay charges and seize assets of people and companies allegedly involved in corruption in South Africa.
In many respects, President Jacob Zuma's free higher education proposal in South Africa is the worst kind of populism.
Policies encouraging lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of cancer could have positive effects on the economies of BRICS countries.
Research institutes and "centres of excellence" exist around the world to draw talent and to share resources - all with the aim of solving important problems.
Sporting extravaganzas are a way for globalising cities in emerging market economies to try and play the "modernity game". But they don't make the rules, and so they can never "win".
In announcing free higher education, South African President Jacob Zuma, lobbed a populist hot potato at the ANC elective conference but it's ordinary people whose fingers will be burnt.