South Africa's parliamentary system would make it difficult to achieve a fusion of parties.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation, like South Africa itself, is a symbol of contradictions. While there are bad people who work for it, there are also many good ones.
South Africans seem to be fascinated with the way in which spying is entwined in the country’s politics.
As a branch of government, the courts must naturally be accountable for the exercise of their power. The means of achieving their accountability must be balanced against their necessary independence.
The Public Protector's Office has become embroiled in political scandals under the current incumbent, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Secrecy over who funds political parties should trigger fears that government decisions will reflect the wishes of large donors.
Politicians oppose toll roads on Johannesburg's highways, yet they are textbook example of progressive taxation that favours the poor.
Ramaphosa offered five simple yet bold goals for the next ten years that cut across the social and economic structural constraints that inhibit South Africa’s potential.
The Cabinet signals to the Zuma faction that the Ramaphosa group believes their star is waning and that they are not strong enough to turn the tide.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
The election will not change the government, but may change the balance of power between the two factions of the governing ANC, led by Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma.
The state capture inquiry is a remarkable political as well as legal event.
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party's decline in popular support.
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
The vision set out by Cyril Ramaphosa has the seeds for galvanising South Africans to get back on the right path. But it urgently needs a plan to make it happen.
South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
Moyane's axing ends one of the last vestiges of Zuma's continued influence in the country's governance.
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
Two authors unpack the fragility of South Africa's political parties and why democracy is a lifelong commitment.