South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa needs to formulate a long term strategy for economic growth with an eye on the 2019 elections.
Both the state of the nation address and budget speech didn't leave a sense that there has been much reflection on the depth of the economic malaise gripping South Africa.
South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress, poses a danger to democracy by continuiing to blur the lines between the state and the party.
In a society like South Africa's that is increasingly becoming polarised, simplified opinions should be approached with caution.
The obituary of the Zuma administration can be summed up with its ethos: grab as much and as fast as you can.
South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is trying to spearhead a more stable economic landscape.
Whether measures announced by Gigaba will stave off a downgrade of South Africa's local currency debt by one remaining rating remains to be seen.
Cyril Ramaphosa addresses MPs after being elected president of South Africa.
Jacob Zuma was removed by the people's effect, which connected the dots of corruption, a mismanaged state and rapacious capitalism.
Members of parliament applaud South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa.
A tumultuous era has ended and there's a silver lining to the cloud that has been hanging over South Africa.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma. Never again should one man wield so much power.
Zuma will go down in history as South Africa’s most corrupt head of government since Cecil Rhodes was prime minister of the Cape Colony.
South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa. Rebuilding institutions will be key.
South Africa has successfully defended its constitutional democracy. But the harsh reality is that the country still faces development challenges.
South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa has in his state of the nation speech inspired hope.
The speech was delivered with panache and confidence. It had style, declaring to the nation and the world that he, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in charge.
Cyril Ramaphosa being sworn in as the President of South Africa by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki sought to use South Africa's diplomatic service to enable the country to punch above its weight.
South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.
What now? Julius Malema (R) and Mmusi Maimane confer in parliament.
Zuma's almost daily scandals and missteps provided his opponents with perfect electoral fodder. A competent president is the last thing they need.
Negotiation was key to convincing Jacob Zuma to step down as South Africa’s president.
The politicians who removed Zuma are likely to be running the government for the next five years. Current events were their first test and offered a hint of how the country may be governed.
Jacob Zuma announces his decision to step down.
There are several steps South Africa's governing party must take to strengthen democracy now that Jacob Zuma has resigned.
Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a rally to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s centenary year in Cape Town, South Africa.
Cyril Ramaphosa is no Messiah, and when the post-Zuma champagne corks stop popping, South Africans need to assess him as a mere mortal.
Jacob Zuma leaves after announcing his resignation at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has resigned, paving the way for major changes in the country.
The writing has been on the wall for Jacob Zuma for years. That it took so long to get rid of him speaks volumes about the ANC.
Nelson Mandela and his successor Thabo Mbeki presided over the halcyon days of South Africa’s new democracy.
South Africa, following its peaceful transition, occupied the moral high ground and could influence the agenda of intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations. Not anymore.
Deputy President of South Africa and leader of the country’s governing party, the ANC.
President Jacob Zuma shouldn't be allowed to detract from the momentum that Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of the ruling ANC, has started to build.