Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan flanked by Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas and Director General Lungile Fuzile.
The framing of the prevailing political protests in South Africa shows too much focus on the role of individuals. This is dangerous in hearkening back to the flawed Great Man Theory.
Democracy in South Africa is meaningless if it doesn't improve the lives of the people. To do this, the governing ANC must be led by conscientious, competent and interested leaders.
South Africa’s cabinet reshuffle saw Malusi Gigaba become finance minister and Sifiso Buthelezi his deputy.
A captured South African Treasury is bad news for the country's poor but the view that the capture is a natural enemy of the market economy is a myth.
A protester waves the South African flag during a mass protest demanding President Jacob Zuma step down.
The promise of Easter, which Christians around the world celebrate, can be likened to the new struggle in South Africa for a new leadership and government that cares about the people.
Protesters hold banners during a mass protest in Pretoria calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down.
On both economic and political dimensions South Africa potentially has a long way further to fall from its current messy institutional realities.
ANC military veterans guard the party’s headquarters.
The militant talk and antics by the ANC's ex-soldiers may seem like theatrics, but they are a chilling reminder of how Zimbabwe used armed militia to crash opponents and democracy.
Protesters call for the firing of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma.
The latest backlash against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma sees demands for his removal grow wider and deeper than ever before.
The notion of South African exceptionalism runs deep. Many people in the country believe that in some cases they are superior to the rest of the continent.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma in Parliament.
South African President Jacob Zuma's follies cost the ANC dearly during last year’s election. Is it too late for the party to save itself come 2019?
South Africa’s new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.
An ideological debate is desperately needed to sort out options South Africa could pursue to find a way out of its economic morass.
South Africa’s army currently has about 80,000 active personnel.
Flickr/Spc. Taryn Hagerman, US. Army Africa
South Africa's army is in a dire situation because the government hasn't provided sufficient funding over the past two decades, hampering its ability to fulfil its duty.
The ratings agency downgrade decision is not a surprise. It's a wake up call. South Africa has its work cut out.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma looks on as his new cabinet members are sworn in.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.
It's long past time the ANC acted to end the Zuma era. But does it have the moral backbone to act?
Demonstrators protest outside South Africa’s Parliament in Cape Town against President Jacob Zuma’s firing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Are those ANC members critical of Zuma willing to stand up and be counted? Will Pravin Gordhan, popular hero of the hour, provide one further great service to the nation?
Malusi Gigaba has been appointed as South Africa’s finance minister.
South Africa's energy sector is perhaps at its most fluid and unpredictable stage it has ever been in.
The sacking of South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has created uncertainty about the future of the country’s finances.
The removal of South Africa's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, is the greatest threat to public finances experienced in the post 1994 era.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has shafted and shifted 20 cabinet posts.
The focus will now be on how the social democratic and left-leaning members of South Africa's cabinet -- the "constitutionalists" -- will respond to the reshuffle.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma during his State of the Nation Address in February 2017.
South African President Jacob Zuma has replaced the finance minister and his deputy with appointments that would allow looting of the national purse.
The social grant saga shows how South African courts are doomed to fail to protect the public from its government.