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.
Sunday Times/Masi Losi
Moyane's axing ends one of the last vestiges of Zuma's continued influence in the country's governance.
Former South African Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas gave damning evidence at the State capture commission.
Sunday Times/Alan Skuy
Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law.
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 African journalism is in the spotlight.
South African editors and journalists failed in their ethical contract with society.
Media should be held to the same accountability standards they demand, especially from public representatives.
South Africans have a right to know why the lapses at Sunday Times occurred and why those that spoke up against them were silenced.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, introduces the country’s new Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, in Cape Town.
Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)
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.
Two authors unpack the fragility of South Africa's political parties and why democracy is a lifelong commitment.
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.
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.
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.