Former President Jacob Zuma is fighting a batttle for political capital.
By positioning himself as a loveable granddad to supporters and the punchline of a joke to his opposition, Zuma adroitly defangs the very serious charges against him.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma recanted his decision to walk out of the Zondo Commission.
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The dilemma for Zuma and his legal team is this: by putting him on the witness stand, there is a risk that he would be found wanting, especially in terms of the detail of any matter.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma at the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture.
Trump and Zuma seek to sell explanations of their misfortunes to the socially insecure and economically vulnerable. To an alarming extent they succeed.
Environmental activists celebrate court ruling against a proposed nuclear deal for South Africa.
Now that South Africa no longer ascribes to a nuclear energy future, it is legitimate to consider what to do with its nuclear research facility.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma.
South Africans may well be seduced by the prospect of Zuma appearing at the Zondo commission, but he was not alone in driving the state capture project.
Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath as his inauguration as President of South Africa.
Politics is being reduced to personalities in South Africa. The real issue is whether the damage that's been done can be undone.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings to his supporters outside the High Court. He faces corruption charges.
Jacob Zuma’s religious utterances present a conundrum for scholars, as many poor South African Christians support his moral claims and celebrated his ill-gotten riches.
South Afriocan President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering his third state of the nation address.
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Ramaphosa offered five simple yet bold goals for the next ten years that cut across the social and economic structural constraints that inhibit South Africa’s potential.
South Africa has struggled to get schooling right across the board.
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It's easy to report on access and inputs, but much more difficult to achieve educational quality and meaningful outcomes.
Many young South Africans see no point in voting.
After recent elections, South Africa are grappling with what the reasons are for the declining trend in youth participation in the 2019 elections.
Deputy President David Mabuza, right, could pose a potential threat from within the ANC to President Cyril Ramaphosa, left.
The Cabinet signals to the Zuma faction that the Ramaphosa group believes their star is waning and that they are not strong enough to turn the tide.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks after being elected president by members Parliament.
Those in charge in South Africa following its recent election should focus on improving governance and weeding out corruption.
Former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma and current president Cyril Ramaphosa are supported by different factions.
The election will not change the government, but may change the balance of power between the two factions of the governing ANC, led by Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma.
None of South Africa’s political parties are offering middle class black people a home.
The black middle class are angry at their exclusion from mainstream economic activity.
Nelson Mandela and outgoing president Frederik Willem de Klerk.
Nelson Mandela's dream of a great rainbow nation has been badly but not fatally undermined by corruption, violence and inequality.
Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s “Gangster State” is one of South Africa’s top sellers.
Political books touches a certain chord in South African society that makes them bestsellers.
Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa and of the ruling African National Congress.
South African voters are more likely to vote for the African National Congress led by Cyril Ramaphosa than they were when Jacob Zuma led the party.
The collapse of VBS Mutual Bank in South Africa shows that corruption is endemic.
Much deeper social forces underlie the struggles within the governing ANC and society over the shape of the economy.
A man makes his mark in South Africa’s general elections on May 7, 2014.
Concern at the role of fake sites in influencing South African public opinion has been growing over time.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa putting final touches to his state of the nation address in which he took a hard stance on corruption.
Corruption has, over the past decade and a half, become one of South Africans' biggest concerns.