President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria (left) arriving at Waterkloof Airforce Base Airport in Pretoria. He is welcomed by Minister Naledi Pandor.
South Africa and Nigeria have had a turbulent relationship dating back to the early 1990s.
Each of South Africa’s former presidents treated the state broadcaster very differently. From left Jacob Zuma, Nelson Mandela, and Thabo Mbeki (2008).
The South African Broadcasting Corporation, like South Africa itself, is a symbol of contradictions. While there are bad people who work for it, there are also many good ones.
Firefighters outside a burning building after violence and looting against foreign nationals in Pretoria, South Africa in 2019.
Faced with the same problem, South Africa is turning to the familiar toolkit to explain a recurrent problem.
Mcebisi Jonas appears at a commission probing grand corruption in South Africa.
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This book is a booster to morale. It tells South Africans they can enjoy the impressive economic growth they once achieved.
South Africans seem to be fascinated with the way in which spying is entwined in the country’s politics.
South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has had to intervene to protect judges from unfair criticism.
As a branch of government, the courts must naturally be accountable for the exercise of their power. The means of achieving their accountability must be balanced against their necessary independence.
Former President Jacob Zuma is fighting a batttle for political capital.
By positioning himself as a loveable granddad to supporters and the punchline of a joke to his opposition, Zuma adroitly defangs the very serious charges against him.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma recanted his decision to walk out of the Zondo Commission.
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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.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma at the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture.
Trump and Zuma seek to sell explanations of their misfortunes to the socially insecure and economically vulnerable. To an alarming extent they succeed.
Environmental activists celebrate court ruling against a proposed nuclear deal for South Africa.
Now that South Africa no longer ascribes to a nuclear energy future, it is legitimate to consider what to do with its nuclear research facility.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma.
South Africans may well be seduced by the prospect of Zuma appearing at the Zondo commission, but he was not alone in driving the state capture project.
Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath as his inauguration as President of South Africa.
Politics is being reduced to personalities in South Africa. The real issue is whether the damage that's been done can be undone.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings to his supporters outside the High Court. He faces corruption charges.
Jacob Zuma’s religious utterances present a conundrum for scholars, as many poor South African Christians support his moral claims and celebrated his ill-gotten riches.
South Afriocan President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering his third state of the nation address.
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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.
South Africa has struggled to get schooling right across the board.
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It's easy to report on access and inputs, but much more difficult to achieve educational quality and meaningful outcomes.
Many young South Africans see no point in voting.
After recent elections, South Africa are grappling with what the reasons are for the declining trend in youth participation in the 2019 elections.
Deputy President David Mabuza, right, could pose a potential threat from within the ANC to President Cyril Ramaphosa, left.
The Cabinet signals to the Zuma faction that the Ramaphosa group believes their star is waning and that they are not strong enough to turn the tide.
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.
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.