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.
Nelson Mandela and his successor Thabo Mbeki presided over the halcyon days of South Africa’s new democracy.
South Africa, following its peaceful transition, occupied the moral high ground and could influence the agenda of intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations. Not anymore.
Deputy President of South Africa and leader of the country’s governing party, the ANC.
President Jacob Zuma shouldn't be allowed to detract from the momentum that Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of the ruling ANC, has started to build.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is resisitng attempts by his party, the ANC, to force him out of office.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's resistance to vacate the top job may be a blessing in disguise as it will stress test the country's political systems.
Mzwanele Manyi, the new owner of the Gupta-linked ANN7 television news channel and The New Age newspaper.
Multichoice's dominant power over South Africa's public sphere suggests that dropping ANN7 may send a bad signal for media freedom and democratic debate.
Television news station linked to the Guptas faces imminent closure.
The only reason journalists will mourn the demise of TV news station ANN7 will be the loss of jobs.
South Africa’s Jacob Zuma and Russia’s Vladimir Putin meeting in 2015. Should South Africa be relying on Russia for nuclear energy?
South Africa's obsession with nuclear energy under the leadership of President Zuma, is dangerous.
Emmerson Mnangagwa visits Jacob Zuma.
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Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa and South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa need to sharpen their thinking and get to work.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Which one of them does the criminal justice system support?
Steps are being taken to lay charges and seize assets of people and companies allegedly involved in corruption in South Africa.
The fight for free university education in South Africa is entering its fourth year.
In many respects, President Jacob Zuma's free higher education proposal in South Africa is the worst kind of populism.
Protesters demand Congolese President Joseph Kabila step down.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region.
Head of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, Shaun Abrahams.
Failure by South Africa's prosecuting authority to pursue those identified in the 'Gupta e-mails' points to dereliction of its duty.
Cyril Ramaphosa (left) has succeed South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma to lead the African National Congress.
President Jacob Zuma's camp is pushing to have him replaced by an interim leader as an excuse to prolong his disastrous rule for their own benefit.
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.
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa celebrates the party’s 106th anniversary with its deputy general secretary Jesse Duarte and president of South Africa Jacob Zuma.
Cyril Ramaphosa seems to be on the way to uniting a fractious ANC. But he's got a rough road to travel before he can claim any victories.
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has been the subject of much scrutiny during his rise to the party’s top position.
The study of Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and new head of its governing party, is generating a great deal of heat, and not much light.
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.
South Africa's likely next president must face down entrenched corruption, a stagnant economy, and a restive middle class.
New ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa shortly after hearing he’d been elected to the top job.
Brought to its knees by the recklessness of the Zuma presidency, the South African economy needs a new deal. The ANC's new leader Cyril Ramaphosa needs to act quickly if he's going to make his mark.