A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
The African National Congress faces two big challenges: fewer South Africans trust it, while its electoral support has been waning.
For a long time South Africa thought it had a Jacob Zuma problem. In fact its got a systemic ANC problem.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
Disinformation in Africa often takes the form of extreme speech inciting violence and spreading racist, misogynous, xenophobic messages.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
Moyane's axing ends one of the last vestiges of Zuma's continued influence in the country's governance.
Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law.
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
South African editors and journalists failed in their ethical contract with society.
South Africans have a right to know why the lapses at Sunday Times occurred and why those that spoke up against them were silenced.
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.
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.
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.