The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
The damage done during the preceding decade will have a negative effect on South Africa's public finances and the economy for some time to come.
South Africa's new finance minister comes with considerable skills and political finesse needed to steer the country out of its economic quagmire.
Nhlanhla Nene was highly regarded for refusing to fund former President Zuma's ludicrous rent-seeking projects.
Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa's governing ANC.
Justice Zondo needs to get under the skin of the politics of state capture in South Africa, to get on record what happened, and why.
The state capture inquiry will look at why former president Jacob Zuma pursued a dodgy nuclear deal.
The axing of the prosecutions head follows sweeping changes to other king positions in the security cluster by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.
A survey shows 70% of South Africans feel immigrants pose a threat to the country.
Southern Africa's liberation movements have been losing popularity and confronting a crisis of legitimacy.
South Africans can't afford to let the land debate be reduced to a shouting match.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
The court carefully considered what the word 'emoluments' meant at the time the Constitution was drafted.
Mandela continues to serve as a rare example of a principled politician committed to forgiveness and reconciliation.
Drawing on Mandela's legacy, Obama can help the world better understand the nature of threats to democracy.
South Africa must position itself to play a decisive role in shaping a new world order as the theUS retreats from global leadership.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to display that wrongdoers of the Jacob Zuma era are going to be held accountable through prosecution.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has to show that he's a decisive leader who can take unpopular decisions.