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.
Gayle started life as a language spoken by gay men. But its use has shifted over time.
Gayle remains as popular as ever -- but it has evolved, shifted and become a language spoken by more than just gay men.
Glen Mashinini, the head of South Africa’s electoral commission announces the 2019 elections results.
The recent election has shown again that the extremism which worries democrats in much of the world has little traction in South Africa.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema at an election rally.
The EFF's militarised aesthetic is more than a sideshow. It forms a key part of its spectacle-oriented brand of politics.
Mobile campaigning can frustrate and annoy potential voters.
South African voters felt that mobile political campaigns were intrusive, violated their privacy and made them feel disillusioned with the political process.
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.
‘Witkrans’ by Ena Carsten (1998), on exhibition at Wits Art Museum, 2019.
A new donation of artists' books to a South African art gallery constitutes one of the largest exhibitions of artists' books held globally.
A man challenges police during a protest in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg.
To claim that protests are being organised suggests sinister motives. But all protest is organised. So are cake sales and shopping expeditions.
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.
Mmusi Maimane, leader of South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, on the campaign trail.
EFE-EPA /Kim Ludbrook
There is a huge divide between what is important right now and what the election is likely to be about.
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.
A man offers his services at a traffic intersection in Cape Town. Almost 55% of South African youth are unemployed.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.
Often students plagiarise because they don’t understand how to write in an academic setting.
These programmes allow institutions to claim they're doing something without really tackling the issues that lead students to plagiarise.
The entrance to Fespaco’s main venue, Cinema Burkina.
Pier Paolo Frassinelli
Fespaco, Africa's premier film festival, celebrated its 50th anniversary in Burkina Faso. For African cinema to survive, it must adapt to today's audiences and forms of distraction.
South Africa’s child support grant reaches over 10 million children.
Children whose families benefit from social grants and family support interventions enjoy better health, nutrition and schooling.
If passed as is, the South African Copyright Amendment Bill will lead to revenue and job losses in the publishing industry.
If South Africa's Copyright Amendment Bill is accepted as is, it will be detrimental to academic content production.
Supporters of MDC’s Nelson Chamisa believe he could win Zimbabwe’s 2023 elections.
Nelson Chamisa has the opportunity to foster peace, tolerance and democracy within Zimbabwe's main opposition party.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni preparing to deliver the budget.
South Africa's latest budget was a necessary stop-gap after the ravages of the past decade. But it didn't have ideas that addressed the needs of poor people.
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.
Parents and guardians play a vital role in a child’s academic success.
Children need more than school resources and qualified teachers to attain academic success.