South Africa's independent regulators have failed. Instead of introducing new ones, alternatives need to be found.
The dilemma for Zuma and his legal team is this: by putting him on the witness stand, there is a risk that he would be found wanting, especially in terms of the detail of any matter.
Though formed by the state, Eskom and Iscor enjoyed very little state support in their infancy. To survive, they had to cooperate with the private sector companies they were meant to compete with.
Ramaphosa offered five simple yet bold goals for the next ten years that cut across the social and economic structural constraints that inhibit South Africa’s potential.
Those in charge in South Africa following its recent election should focus on improving governance and weeding out corruption.
South Africa isn't having an honest debate about proposals to fix its power utility Eskom, and the role that renewables might play.
South Africa needs to wean itself off coal in a way that protects jobs and the environment.
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.
Eskom, South Africa's power utility will be unbundled and receive financial support from national treasury. These are the next steps.
South Africa's finance minister delivered a budget that tried to balance serving the public interest, while maintaining the stability of public finances.
There's no easy way for Eskom to claw its way out of the crisis it's in.
South Africa's president has committed to structural reforms in the energy sector.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's pronouncements on the power utility Eskom, during the State of the Nation Address may lead to significant changes in country's energy policy.
South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.
Biomass that's been through a torrefaction process could do the same duty as coal, with far less water use and less pollution.
South Africa's dysfuctional municipalities are characterised by very poor, or no delivery, of basic services such as refuse collection.
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
South Africa's new energy plan is set to be announced.
High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
South Africa's power utility would do well to consider swapping out expensive new coal-powered capability for renewables.