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 Africa needs to create more jobs - but there’s no clarity on how this might happen.
South Africa's job summit ignored the great chasms that exist on how to create jobs.
A significant number of South Africans can’t find jobs and scrounge for a living on the sidelines of the economy.
South Africa's jobs summit failed to acknowledge fundamental issues in the approach to development and job creation.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, introduces the country’s new Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, in Cape Town.
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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 was recently the subject of a racist video rant.
Calls to impose harsh prison sentences for verbal crimen injuria are often premised on the need to deter such behaviour.
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.
Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane is struggling to grow the party further.
South Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance needs to face its racial dilemmas.
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.
Former President Jacob Zuma: the Constitutional Court has ruled his appointment of the top prosecutor illegal.
An effective, accountable National Prosecutions Authority needs at least two things: structural independence and competent personnel with expertise and integrity.
South African Police shot and killed striking mineworkers in Marikana, in 2012.
Some prosecutions followed soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa promised accountability for the Marikana massacre.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is accused of pandering to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini (right) and other traditional leaders.
South Africa's ruling party, the ANC , is mishandling the process leading towards land expropriation without compensation.
Lacklustre economic activity has rendered millions of South Africans unemployed and poor.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to take South Africa's ruling party seriously when it talks about economic reform.
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.
South African land reform debates reflect a tricky balance of power post Jacob Zuma’s rule.
South Africans can't afford to let the land debate be reduced to a shouting match.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is walking a tight on land reform.
Clarifying when and how the South African constitution allows for expropriation of land without compensation will strengthen property rights.
A member of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party with a copy of the Constitution.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on a state visit to Pretoria ahead of the summit.
With international trade facing its greatest threat in decades, this club of China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and India will have much to say about it.
ANC members show their support for party leader and president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.