Two authors unpack the fragility of South Africa's political parties and why democracy is a lifelong commitment.
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.
Troubles in South Africa's coalition-led local governments are affecting accountability, governance stability and service delivery.
Framing xenophobic violence as a question of immigrant victimisation invites divisions between neighbours.
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
Despite a relatively slow start, South Africa can speed up its implementation of the SDGs.
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.
Mandela did not make the decision to jettison Taiwan and recognise China. He adhered to a decision by the governing ANC.
Mandela continues to serve as a rare example of a principled politician committed to forgiveness and reconciliation.
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.
Drawing on Mandela's legacy, Obama can help the world better understand the nature of threats to democracy.
Legislation to control the private funding of political parties in South Africa is long overdue.
The persistence of Sam Nzima's June 16 photograph is remarkable. The shadow in the photograph can be read as a metaphor for the rich debate that this image continues to bring to the surface.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s popularity has improved the favourability of the governing ANC among South Africans.
Nelson Mandela's centenary celebrations provide a chance to debunk the lie that he sold out black South Africans.
Nearly a third of South Africa's municipalities are not financially viable.
Apartheid has been removed from the statute books for almost three decades. But a de facto apartheid endures both economically and socially.
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
South African parties are recognising that coalition politics is now part of the political landscape and is here to stay.