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.
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.
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.
Corruption has become one of the biggest concerns for South Africans living in a province that has erupted in violence.
The way Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is being remembered recalls the outpouring of grief and iconic status Eva Peron the First Lady of Argentina was accorded.
Overall South Africa's new president has a cabinet that forms a team with whom he can work.