Former South African President Jacob Zuma's bad behaviour damaged his image and the ANC's.
Meeting the challenges from the opposition will strengthen the ANC's dominance. How well its new leadership copes will become clearer over the next few months.
Land expropriation without compensation in South Africa will be resolved by opening up the economy and addressing inequalities.
What makes a successful presidential performance and does South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa stack up?
The way South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa has constituted his cabinet reflects the distribution of power within the governing ANC.
Overall South Africa's new president has a cabinet that forms a team with whom he can work.
Both the state of the nation address and budget speech didn't leave a sense that there has been much reflection on the depth of the economic malaise gripping South Africa.
South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress, poses a danger to democracy by continuiing to blur the lines between the state and the party.
In a society like South Africa's that is increasingly becoming polarised, simplified opinions should be approached with caution.
The obituary of the Zuma administration can be summed up with its ethos: grab as much and as fast as you can.
Whether measures announced by Gigaba will stave off a downgrade of South Africa's local currency debt by one remaining rating remains to be seen.
Jacob Zuma was removed by the people's effect, which connected the dots of corruption, a mismanaged state and rapacious capitalism.
A tumultuous era has ended and there's a silver lining to the cloud that has been hanging over South Africa.
Zuma will go down in history as South Africa’s most corrupt head of government since Cecil Rhodes was prime minister of the Cape Colony.
South Africa has successfully defended its constitutional democracy. But the harsh reality is that the country still faces development challenges.
The speech was delivered with panache and confidence. It had style, declaring to the nation and the world that he, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in charge.
Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki sought to use South Africa's diplomatic service to enable the country to punch above its weight.
South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.
Zuma's almost daily scandals and missteps provided his opponents with perfect electoral fodder. A competent president is the last thing they need.
The politicians who removed Zuma are likely to be running the government for the next five years. Current events were their first test and offered a hint of how the country may be governed.