The morality challenges faced by South Africa's governing party are largely a function of fundamental factors established in 1994.
South Africa has reached a critical point. If patronage politicians win the battle within the ruling ANC and complete the capture of the state, the country will slip from stagnation into the abyss.
MK, the army of the then banned ANC, electrified millions of oppressed people to rise against the apartheid regime. Today, its veterans are being used in factional battles within the ruling party.
The battle between South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan and the country's elite police unit is once more grabbing headlines. What are the points of law around the matter?
When celebrating Nelson Mandela Day, it would benefit South Africans to reflect on what the statesman's legacy means for the nation and how they are living up to his dreams for the country.
South Africa's nuclear plans have been put on hold. In light of recent events in the country, pressure is being put on the government to halt the process.
South Africa's transition to democracy was based on the values of inclusive politics, reconciliation, human rights and constitutionalism. Twenty-two years on, how has the country fared?
If the governing ANC ignores the calls for Zuma's resignation,it may undermine South Africa's leadership on the continent. It creates the idea that he can undermine the constitution with impunity.
Lobbying political actors to achieve particular outcomes is an acceptable practice in a democracy. But state capture, as is allegedly happening in South Africa, denotes holding the state to ransom.
South Africa's governing ANC has to respond to public outcry about state capture or run the risk of electoral losses.