South Africa’s Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini with President Jacob Zuma.
South Africa's social grants fiasco begs the question: was it orchestrated to undermine the judiciary and the constitution and hide sheer incompetence on the part of government?
Leader of South Africa’s opposition parties and civil society took part in an anti-corruption march against the government.
South Africa’s social compact is at breaking point and the country may need a dialogue similar to its 1994 political transition talks to get out of the crisis.
President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan is standing firm against any political pressure.
South Africa's Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, downplayed the topic of energy in his budget speech. There is good that can be taken from this.
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan, his deputy Mcebisi Jonas, and Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.
The decision to give former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, a seat in the country's parliament comes with the potential to cause great economic pain for South Africa.
President Jacob Zuma delivers his state of the nation address in Cape Town. Critics say he failed to galvanise the nation.
South African President, Jacob Zuma, wasted lots of time and space in cheap politicking instead of galvanising South Africans to work together for a better future.
Social grant recipients waiting in Gugulethu, Cape Town. A battle over social grant payment tender threatens the system.
The South African Social Security Agency has created a crisis that threatens to deliver social grant recipients on a silver platter into the hands of unscrupulous financial services companies.
President Jacob Zuma during his 2017 state of the nation address to a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.
President Zuma's speech is historically meaningless in that it is not a milestone of any professed historical mission.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has set her sights on becoming the president of South Africa.
Dlamini-Zuma is an ambiguous, ambitious figure, an operator and bureaucrat with good credentials. But, she offers nothing new and can't shake off claims that she's just a shoe-in for her ex-husband.
The problem for Jacob Zuma’s political theology is that far too many members of South Africa's ruling ANC have been experiencing a dramatic loss of faith in a party they see as no longer righteous.
Demonstrators march against corruption in Cape Town. South Africa has some way to go to plug a public accountability deficit.
South Africa's end of term report at the helm of the Open Government Partnership shows that it failed to meet key targets it set for itself. But it also shows improvements in some areas.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma (left), who is also the president of the governing ANC, and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa.
After two decades of political dominance, the electoral performance of the ANC is at its lowest since it became the governing party of South Africa in 1994. But is the party really unraveling?
South African President Jacob Zuma just escaped a bid by some of his senior colleagues in the governing ANC to remove him.
The South African economy stands to benefit if the country's president steps aside because he has had a destructive economic impact.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is part of a faction which embraces patronage politics.
It is common to reduce the politics of the ANC to a battle between personalities. A closer look suggest that this is a fight between two factions, both of them products of trends in the economy.
The South African economy just narrowly escaped a credit rating downgrade but it is not in the clear yet.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
South African President Jacob Zuma. He has survived a bid to have him removed and might strike back.
All eyes are on the next move from President Jacob Zuma after he survived a bid from senior ANC colleagues to remove him. The fallout is expected to be focused on the economic cluster of government.
Children pump water at communal tap in Durban, South Africa. The country is facing a mounting water infrastructure challenge.
Massive state capture activity is taking place in the South African water sector under the guise of radical economic transformation, threatening financial sustainability and water supply.
South Africa needs take a radically different path if it is going to make its economy more inclusive. It must start from the premise that markets are intrinsically skewed to historic privilege.
Demands to recall South African President Jacob Zuma reached a climax at the governing ANC’s national executive meeting.
There are early signs of the emergence of a third force for good in South Africa in the likes of the Save SA movement and Socio-Economic Future of South Africa convened by the Archbishop of Cape Town.
President Jacob Zuma is the common denominator in South Africa’s governance problems.
Defects in political governance, especially President Jacob Zuma’s failure to provide leadership, have induced a crisis of confidence in South Africa's economy.
Can President Jacob Zuma continue to cling to power?
The former public protector's report has stirred national consciousness. Jacob Zuma is swimming against the tide. Is he sinking, or might he still pull the trick of a proverbial cat with nine lives?