Election to the Security Council is prestigious for member states because it gives them a seat at the highest table of global decision-making.
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.
Ramaphosa couldn't appoint people with a cloud over their heads, especially given his stated commitment to a clean and effective government.
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party's decline in popular support.
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.
Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law.
The axing of the prosecutions head follows sweeping changes to other king positions in the security cluster by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.