A victory at the polls might not be enough to give President Cyril Ramaphosa the leeway to fix South Africa’s economy.
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party's decline in popular support.
African National Congress supporters during the recent ANC Election manifesto launch in Durban.
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of the governing ANC’s 2019 elections manifesto in Durban.
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.
South Africa’s next elections will indicate how the ANC is viewed given that the poor been left behind.
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 new economic policy that envisages an overhaul of the power utility Eskom, which can’t keep the lights on.
South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.
Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighter are using President Cyril Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption campaign against him.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
Cheryl Zondi bucked the trend of rape accusers staying anonymous in South Africa.
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Prevailing patriarchal and cultural norms in some societies prevent women victims of sexual crimes from talking out by shaming them.
New book extends the canon of investigative journalism from 1706 through to 2017.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
Tom Moyane has been fired as South Africa’s tax boss on the recommendation of a commission of inquiry.
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Moyane's axing ends one of the last vestiges of Zuma's continued influence in the country's governance.
Voters line up in South Africa’s last election. Their concerns are shifting.
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is now more popular than his governing party, the ANC.
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni must answer several big questions about the country’s economic plans.
The damage done during the preceding decade will have a negative effect on South Africa's public finances and the economy for some time to come.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, introduces the country’s new Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, in Cape Town.
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South Africa's new finance minister comes with considerable skills and political finesse needed to steer the country out of its economic quagmire.
Nhlanhla Nene’s departure means that South Africa has had six finance ministers in four years.
Nhlanhla Nene was highly regarded for refusing to fund former President Zuma's ludicrous rent-seeking projects.
Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package shows that he and his political allies are in charge of economic policy.
Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the 13th Cosatu conference.
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa's governing ANC.
Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo is heading up the inquiry into corruption in South Africa.
Justice Zondo needs to get under the skin of the politics of state capture in South Africa, to get on record what happened, and why.
Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo looks into state capture in South Africa’s energy sector.
The state capture inquiry will look at why former president Jacob Zuma pursued a dodgy nuclear deal.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma has lost his grip on the country’s criminal justice system.
The axing of the prosecutions head follows sweeping changes to other king positions in the security cluster by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The appointment of South Africa’s national prosecutions head Shaun Abrahams has been declared invalid.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.