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.
New ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa, centre, with fellow top leaders elected at the party’s 54th national conference.
Cyril Ramaphosa has secured the leadership of South Africa's governing ANC. But he may not be able to clean up the mess left by Jacob Zuma given the other members of the party's leadership team.
Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, and potentially the country’s future president.
South Africa's ruling ANC has a new leader - Cyril Ramaphosa. But this doesn't mean that the country is out of the woods. Political instability remains a real possibility.
South African President Jacob Zuma sings before his opening address at the 54th National Conference of the governing ANC.
Zuma's last address to South Africa's governing party, the ANC, as its president, betrayed his strange way of dealing with issues. He came across as delusional and self-indulgent.
A suit of highly paid professional services seem to have failed investors in the unfolding Steinhoff corporate scandal.
Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa. There are renewed calls for citizens to directly elect their president and other representatives.
Changing the South African system to allow for direct election would require the country to look carefully at how a directly elected president should be held accountable to parliament.
The Steinhoff corporate scandal will do South Africa a huge service if it makes the point that corruption and mismanagement have nothing to do with race.
Are calls for unity in the ANC an attempt to prevent Cyril Ramaphosa from cleaning out the stables if he wins the presidency.
The ANC’s elective conference has very important implications for South Africa’s future. Whoever leads determines the kind of leader the country will get, and what policy trajectory will be taken.
There is a fallout between alliance partners the South African Communist Party and the governing ANC.
The South African Communist Party's decision to compete in an election against its alliance partner the ANC is a watershed moment for them, with important implications for the country.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, with presidential contenders Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa.
The race for the presidency of South Africa's governing ANC will go down to the wire. Exact calculations for the frontrunners are impossible and the result is likely to be known by 17 or 18 December.
South Africa’s governing African National Congress has begun the process of choosing its leaders.
The ANC's elective conference is important for the party and South Africa. This is because the person chosen to lead the governing party since 1994, has gone on to become president.
Students from Wits University, in Johannesburg, during a protest for free education.
The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, argue for them.
President Jacob Zuma has appointed David Mahlobo, a close ally as energy minister.
Even if the nuclear plan can be massaged in South African President Jacob Zuma’s interests, it won't be enough to ensure the deal goes through.
The political troubles of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe comes with lessons for his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma.
The unfolding misfortunes of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe hold key lessons for his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma who faces the possibility of a forced exit.
The storm clouds above South Africa’s universities could be dissipated with careful fiscal planning.
Alternative scenarios for tertiary funding in South Africa are set out in a completely separate report from the Davis Tax Committee drawing from work done by the higher education department.
There are claims President Jacob Zuma may push through irresponsible proposals relating to higher education funding.
The imposition of the fee free higher education proposal on South Africa's National Treasury without due consideration represents an escalation of the state capture led by President Jacob Zuma.
South Africa’s new Energy Minister David Mahlobo, has launched a fresh push to bag the nuclear energy build programme.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma seems to be making a final push to secure the nuclear power deal before his tenure comes to an end. But it won't be easy.
There is a lack of public support for nuclear in South Africa.
South African President Jacob Zuma's efforts to promote his unpopular nuclear project are weakening him politically but he still seems keen to pursue it.
Rural areas across South Africa are hosting battles for control of land.
A different form of state capture is underway in South Africa's rural areas where traditional leaders are selling off people's land to miners. But communities are fighting back.