Nelson Mandela and outgoing president Frederik Willem de Klerk.
Nelson Mandela's dream of a great rainbow nation has been badly but not fatally undermined by corruption, violence and inequality.
Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s “Gangster State” is one of South Africa’s top sellers.
Political books touches a certain chord in South African society that makes them bestsellers.
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.
The collapse of VBS Mutual Bank in South Africa shows that corruption is endemic.
Much deeper social forces underlie the struggles within the governing ANC and society over the shape of the economy.
A man makes his mark in South Africa’s general elections on May 7, 2014.
Concern at the role of fake sites in influencing South African public opinion has been growing over time.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa putting final touches to his state of the nation address in which he took a hard stance on corruption.
Corruption has, over the past decade and a half, become one of South Africans' biggest concerns.
A new law will promote transparency in the funding of political parties in South Africa.
Countries that regulate political party funding do so to preserve their sovereignty and integrity of domestic politics.
Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operating officer of private security firm, at a South African commission of inquiry into corruption.
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The state capture inquiry is a remarkable political as well as legal event.
A victory at the polls might not be enough to give President Cyril Ramaphosa the leeway to fix South Africa’s economy.
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party's decline in popular support.
African National Congress supporters during the recent ANC Election manifesto launch in Durban.
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of the governing ANC’s 2019 elections manifesto in Durban.
The vision set out by Cyril Ramaphosa has the seeds for galvanising South Africans to get back on the right path. But it urgently needs a plan to make it happen.
South Africa’s next elections will indicate how the ANC is viewed given that the poor been left behind.
The ANC, alienated from intellectuals and the middle class and having lost most of its talented youth leadership, is clearly on a downward path.
South Africa needs a new economic policy that envisages an overhaul of the power utility Eskom, which can’t keep the lights on.
South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.
Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighter are using President Cyril Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption campaign against him.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
Cheryl Zondi bucked the trend of rape accusers staying anonymous in South Africa.
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Prevailing patriarchal and cultural norms in some societies prevent women victims of sexual crimes from talking out by shaming them.
New book extends the canon of investigative journalism from 1706 through to 2017.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
Tom Moyane has been fired as South Africa’s tax boss on the recommendation of a commission of inquiry.
Sunday Times/Masi Losi
Moyane's axing ends one of the last vestiges of Zuma's continued influence in the country's governance.
Voters line up in South Africa’s last election. Their concerns are shifting.
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
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’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni must answer several big questions about the country’s economic plans.
The damage done during the preceding decade will have a negative effect on South Africa's public finances and the economy for some time to come.