President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
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.
The state capture inquiry is a remarkable political as well as legal event.
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party's decline in popular support.
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
The vision set out by Cyril Ramaphosa has the seeds for galvanising South Africans to get back on the right path. But it urgently needs a plan to make it happen.
South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
Moyane's axing ends one of the last vestiges of Zuma's continued influence in the country's governance.
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
Two authors unpack the fragility of South Africa's political parties and why democracy is a lifelong commitment.
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.
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.
Corruption has become one of the biggest concerns for South Africans living in a province that has erupted in violence.
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.
Overall South Africa's new president has a cabinet that forms a team with whom he can work.
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.
After doing nothing for a long time to bring the Gupta family to book in South Africa, the country's prosecuting authority has finally started to act.
President Jacob Zuma's camp is pushing to have him replaced by an interim leader as an excuse to prolong his disastrous rule for their own benefit.