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.
Mmusi Maimane, leader of South Affrica’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, briefs the media after its conngress.
The Democratic Alliance is potentially in a good position to challenge the ANC, which governs South Africa, for power.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma stands accused of racketeering, fraud, money laundering and corruption.
South Africans expect former president Zuma him to take responsibility and remedy his undemocratic and unconstitutional behaviour.
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is on a mission to rebuild a battered party and state.
South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has done well so far but more challenges relating to reigniting the economy lie ahead.
South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s proposed prosecution is a welcome reaffirmation of the principle that all are equal before the law.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings at the ANC National Conference in December.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma's bad behaviour damaged his image and the ANC's.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in parliament.
Meeting the challenges from the opposition will strengthen the ANC's dominance. How well its new leadership copes will become clearer over the next few months.
Angry protests for free higher education by South African students forced the country to search for a solution.
Land expropriation without compensation in South Africa will be resolved by opening up the economy and addressing inequalities.
South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa combines easy charm with shrewdness.
What makes a successful presidential performance and does South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa stack up?
Nhlanhla Nene and Pravin Gordhan were both fired by former South African President Jacob Zuma.
The way South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa has constituted his cabinet reflects the distribution of power within the governing ANC.
President Cyril Ramaphosa during the late night announcement of his new cabinet.
Elmond Jiyane, GCIS
Overall South Africa's new president has a cabinet that forms a team with whom he can work.
South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa needs to formulate a long term strategy for economic growth with an eye on the 2019 elections.
Both the state of the nation address and budget speech didn't leave a sense that there has been much reflection on the depth of the economic malaise gripping South Africa.
South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress, poses a danger to democracy by continuiing to blur the lines between the state and the party.
In a society like South Africa's that is increasingly becoming polarised, simplified opinions should be approached with caution.
The obituary of the Zuma administration can be summed up with its ethos: grab as much and as fast as you can.
South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is trying to spearhead a more stable economic landscape.
Whether measures announced by Gigaba will stave off a downgrade of South Africa's local currency debt by one remaining rating remains to be seen.
Cyril Ramaphosa addresses MPs after being elected president of South Africa.
Jacob Zuma was removed by the people's effect, which connected the dots of corruption, a mismanaged state and rapacious capitalism.
Members of parliament applaud South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa.
A tumultuous era has ended and there's a silver lining to the cloud that has been hanging over South Africa.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma. Never again should one man wield so much power.
Zuma will go down in history as South Africa’s most corrupt head of government since Cecil Rhodes was prime minister of the Cape Colony.