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 black middle class are angry at their exclusion from mainstream economic activity.
Nelson Mandela's dream of a great rainbow nation has been badly but not fatally undermined by corruption, violence and inequality.
Political books touches a certain chord in South African society that makes them bestsellers.
South African voters are more likely to vote for the African National Congress led by Cyril Ramaphosa than they were when Jacob Zuma led the party.
Much deeper social forces underlie the struggles within the governing ANC and society over the shape of the economy.
Concern at the role of fake sites in influencing South African public opinion has been growing over time.
Corruption has, over the past decade and a half, become one of South Africans' biggest concerns.
Countries that regulate political party funding do so to preserve their sovereignty and integrity of domestic politics.
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.
The ANC, alienated from intellectuals and the middle class and having lost most of its talented youth leadership, is clearly on a downward path.
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.
Prevailing patriarchal and cultural norms in some societies prevent women victims of sexual crimes from talking out by shaming them.
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.
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.