South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, introduces the country’s new Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, in Cape Town.
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South Africa's new finance minister comes with considerable skills and political finesse needed to steer the country out of its economic quagmire.
Nhlanhla Nene’s departure means that South Africa has had six finance ministers in four years.
Nhlanhla Nene was highly regarded for refusing to fund former President Zuma's ludicrous rent-seeking projects.
Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package shows that he and his political allies are in charge of economic policy.
Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the 13th Cosatu conference.
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa's governing ANC.
Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo is heading up the inquiry into corruption in South Africa.
Justice Zondo needs to get under the skin of the politics of state capture in South Africa, to get on record what happened, and why.
Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo looks into state capture in South Africa’s energy sector.
The state capture inquiry will look at why former president Jacob Zuma pursued a dodgy nuclear deal.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma has lost his grip on the country’s criminal justice system.
The axing of the prosecutions head follows sweeping changes to other king positions in the security cluster by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The appointment of South Africa’s national prosecutions head Shaun Abrahams has been declared invalid.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.
Thousands marched to demand an end to xenophobic violence in South Africa recently.
A survey shows 70% of South Africans feel immigrants pose a threat to the country.
Both South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa need to reform their parties.
Southern Africa's liberation movements have been losing popularity and confronting a crisis of legitimacy.
South African land reform debates reflect a tricky balance of power post Jacob Zuma’s rule.
South Africans can't afford to let the land debate be reduced to a shouting match.
South African women march against high levels of gender based violence in the country.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
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The court carefully considered what the word 'emoluments' meant at the time the Constitution was drafted.
Nelson Mandela, arriving for Thabo Mbeki’s inauguration in 2004.
Mandela continues to serve as a rare example of a principled politician committed to forgiveness and reconciliation.
Former US president Barack Obama is due to deliver the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg.
Drawing on Mandela's legacy, Obama can help the world better understand the nature of threats to democracy.
Lindiwe Sisulu, South Africa’s minister of international relations, is reviewing the country’s foreign policy.
South Africa must position itself to play a decisive role in shaping a new world order as the theUS retreats from global leadership.
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has a tough job of convincing investors that the country has turned the corner.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to display that wrongdoers of the Jacob Zuma era are going to be held accountable through prosecution.
South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has a tough job of fixing the damage caused during Jacob Zuma’s era.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has to show that he's a decisive leader who can take unpopular decisions.
The public liking towards South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has benefited the ANC.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s popularity has improved the favourability of the governing ANC among South Africans.
Patience might be running out for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The positive energy that's greeted the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will turn to protest if economic challenges are not addressed quickly.