There is a huge divide between what is important right now and what the election is likely to be about.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.
South Africa's finance minister delivered a budget that tried to balance serving the public interest, while maintaining the stability of public finances.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
South Africa needs to urgently step up its efforts to drive economic growth by harnassing the power of the state, as well as the markets.
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party's decline in popular support.
The African National Congress faces two big challenges: fewer South Africans trust it, while its electoral support has been waning.
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.
Moyane's axing ends one of the last vestiges of Zuma's continued influence in the country's governance.
Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality.
South Africa's finance minister has chosen to walk a tightrope rather than face tough choices about cutting expenditure or raising taxes.
Despite a relatively slow start, South Africa can speed up its implementation of the SDGs.
The axing of the prosecutions head follows sweeping changes to other king positions in the security cluster by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
A survey shows 70% of South Africans feel immigrants pose a threat to the country.
Mandela did not make the decision to jettison Taiwan and recognise China. He adhered to a decision by the governing ANC.
South Africa must position itself to play a decisive role in shaping a new world order as the theUS retreats from global leadership.
Nelson Mandela's centenary celebrations provide a chance to debunk the lie that he sold out black South Africans.
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.
It's important yet complicated to align national development plans with the SDGs. But it isn't impossible.