Mbeki has successfully transitioned from being an old horse of South Africa’s governing ANC to a highly venerated and in-demand African elder statesman.
The commission could have made more of the evidence and been more categorical about when it thought criminality had taken place.
The ANC has been using multiple tactics to fend off the looming calamity of not having Ramaphosa as its president, and that of the country, in the clear absence of a credible candidate to replace him.
A judicial commission into state corruption found that the Gupta family influenced former President Jacob Zuma’s political decisions.
The majority of planners believe that land is captured with impunity by powerful interest groups in Zambia and South Africa.
A judicial commission has found that the Guptas orchestrated massive corruption and the capture of the South African state, with the help of their friend, former president Jacob Zuma.
There has been a clear attempt to undermine the role of the Judicial Service Commission by some who sit on it.
Reviving the capacity of the state is also crucial to shoring up support for democracy in the long term.
The census will focus everyone in on the core challenges the country faces, where they are, and who is most affected.
The rule of law embodies the rallying cry for the fair and democratic exercise of public power, buttressed by law and fundamental rights.
The politically ambitious Sisulu’s most recent campaigning grenade came in her cynical attack on the country’s constitution and judiciary.
Most South Africans believe the report into state capture must be followed up to ensure that those responsible for rampant corruption are held accountable.
Ramaphosa currently has no known rivals with widespread support within the African National Congress.
South Africans are led by a dithering president at the helm of an inept political party which has already passed its sell by date.
The inquiry’s findings could be a defining moment for South Africa, but only if the work of the Commission leads to concrete action and systemic change.
Attacks on national power generation’s critical infrastructure are a known strategy of hybrid warfare.
South Africa has seen a fair number of whistleblowers raising the alarm on irregularities and corruption – the most recent was murdered.
The extent of democracy capture varies markedly between countries. It’s much higher in states such as Zimbabwe, where the government has never changed hands.
Exactly when the ANC’s reign will end rides on what the party does or does not do between now and its elective conference in 2022.
The ANC’s choice of parliamentary Speaker reflects poorly on the party leadership and contrasts starkly with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to uncorrupt governance.