President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
The black middle class are angry at their exclusion from mainstream economic activity.
South Africa's dysfuctional municipalities are characterised by very poor, or no delivery, of basic services such as refuse collection.
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
Nearly a third of South Africa's municipalities are not financially viable.
Democracy in South Africa is meaningless if it doesn't improve the lives of the people. To do this, the governing ANC must be led by conscientious, competent and interested leaders.