Polls indicate that South Africans are unlikely to totally abandon the African National Congress.
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 Africa's jobs summit failed to acknowledge fundamental issues in the approach to development and job creation.
South Africa's new finance minister comes with considerable skills and political finesse needed to steer the country out of its economic quagmire.
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.
Politicians' knee jerk dismissal of an idea that could help rehabilitate ex-offenders is
Troubles in South Africa's coalition-led local governments are affecting accountability, governance stability and service delivery.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi carries extensive accountability for the sectarianism that characterised politics in South Africa before 1994.
The push to nationalise South Africa's Reserve Bank is informed by the mistaken view that private shareholders affect monetary policy.
South Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance needs to face its racial dilemmas.
South Africa's ruling party, the ANC , is mishandling the process leading towards land expropriation without compensation.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to take South Africa's ruling party seriously when it talks about economic reform.
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.
Clarifying when and how the South African constitution allows for expropriation of land without compensation will strengthen property rights.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
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.