Thousands marched to demand an end to xenophobic violence in South Africa recently.
A survey shows 70% of South Africans feel immigrants pose a threat to the country.
Both South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa need to reform their parties.
Southern Africa's liberation movements have been losing popularity and confronting a crisis of legitimacy.
South African land reform debates reflect a tricky balance of power post Jacob Zuma’s rule.
South Africans can't afford to let the land debate be reduced to a shouting match.
South African women march against high levels of gender based violence in the country.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
Did Maine Gov. Paul LePage stay at a Trump hotel to ingratiate himself with the president?
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The court carefully considered what the word 'emoluments' meant at the time the Constitution was drafted.
Nelson Mandela, arriving for Thabo Mbeki’s inauguration in 2004.
Mandela continues to serve as a rare example of a principled politician committed to forgiveness and reconciliation.
Former US president Barack Obama is due to deliver the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg.
Drawing on Mandela's legacy, Obama can help the world better understand the nature of threats to democracy.
Lindiwe Sisulu, South Africa’s minister of international relations, is reviewing the country’s foreign policy.
South Africa must position itself to play a decisive role in shaping a new world order as the theUS retreats from global leadership.
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has a tough job of convincing investors that the country has turned the corner.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to display that wrongdoers of the Jacob Zuma era are going to be held accountable through prosecution.
South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has a tough job of fixing the damage caused during Jacob Zuma’s era.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has to show that he's a decisive leader who can take unpopular decisions.
The public liking towards South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has benefited the ANC.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s popularity has improved the favourability of the governing ANC among South Africans.
Patience might be running out for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The positive energy that's greeted the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will turn to protest if economic challenges are not addressed quickly.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
ANC renewal and the war on corruption is one thing. But transforming the character of the South African political economy is quite another.
South African opposition party leader, Mmusi Maimane, addressing the media. A viable media helps promote political accountability.
The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.
North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo (centre) before the announcement that his province is being taken over by national government.
The chaos visiting South Africa's North-West province shows that ordinary people in rural areas have got a raw deal from ruling party.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his team meeting international investors and business leaders in London.
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South Africa's relations with the US could sour under President Trump.
The ANC has had an exceptionally poor track record of governance.
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Quiet, but decisive action.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s term in office so far, makes it seem that South Africa can hope and dream again. That’s quite a gift for Freedom Day.
African countries holding elections increases the quality of civil liberties.
The process of institutionalisation may be patchy and uneven. But one thing is clear: Africa is not without functioning institutions.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at her 80th birthday celebrations.
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.