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.
South African parliamentarians need impartial and expert advice about public finance issues.
With the current state of the South African economy and public finances, the Parliamentary Budget Office could play a major role in ensuring that this happens. But the office is in complete disarray
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa won’t have free reign when choosing his Cabinet.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa cheers during the results announcement ceremony in Pretoria, South Africa.
Why do once mighty political parties sometimes collapse? Two reasons that have driven some into obscurity are corruption and conflicts within the party. The ANC suffers from both.
Cyril Ramaphosa has led South Africa’s African National Congress to its sixth electoral victory. But he’s got his work cut out.
Some have argued that were the ANC to win 60% or more in this election, it would have given the party a blank cheque for further larceny
Local communities have taken advantage of campaign trail visits by leaders such as President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Community radio stations have thrown themselves into the political discussion with gusto.
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.
South African politician Julius Malema often attacks journalists.
For democracy to work, the press has to be free.
South Africa urgently needs to get its economy moving again.
Half of South Africa's population remain chronically poor, and the quarter in-between struggle to stay out of reach of destitution.
South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation minister, Lindiwe Sisulu (second left) with ministers from Brazil and India.
Three urgent issues at the interplay of foreign and domestic affairs will be of strategic long-term importance to South Africa and Africa.
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.
A barman using candle light as another rolling blackout affects large parts of South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg.
South Africa isn't having an honest debate about proposals to fix its power utility Eskom, and the role that renewables might play.
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.
South Africa has one of the worst rates of youth unemployment in the world.
Guaranteeing unemployed South Africans a job at the minimum wage would have a range of positive outcomes for the economy.
South African Finance MInister Tito Mboweni delivering the 2019 budget speech in parliament.
South Africa's finance minister delivered a budget that tried to balance serving the public interest, while maintaining the stability of public finances.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the UN headquarters, New York.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has committed South Africa to prioritising human rights and democracy. But, there's little evidence of this.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa during his 2019 State of the Nation Address.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering the 2019 State of the Nation Address.
Education remains one of government's key priority sectors yet it continues to be in a crisis.