The trouble is that the ANC's branch structure, designed initially as a means of grassroots democracy at work, is in a mess.
Justice Raymond Zondo found that the test for recusal had not been met.
The problem for the Democratic Alliance is not one of policy. There is real substance in its commitment to substituting racial criteria for overcoming historical disadvantage.
For every office holder who may lose a seat because they are prosecuted, another job opens up.
Local government elections in South Africa have traditionally been characterised by low voter turnout.
Since parties always need money, forcing them to depend on private funders means throwing them into the hands of donors who will demand favours for their cash.
Author shows how politicians intent on settling problems by physically eliminating opponents tap into a ready source of assassins from within the taxi industry.
The book is set to heighten the debate about the future of the party, whose dominance has been in decline since 2009.
Prison life is about routine: each day like the one before; each week like the one before it, so that the months and years blend into each other.
The South African National Defence Force has suffered from terrible neglect over the past 25 years of democracy.
There is no moral equivalence between apartheid’s use of race categories and their continued use by the democratic government.
Black consciousness in South Africa changed blacks and whites.
Because it's a blend of political influences the transition it is facing has, inevitably, had an existential effect on the Democratic Alliance.
The IFP's constitution provides that the nomination of national office bearers be approved by the branches. But this was not done in the nomination of its new president.
The survey findings show that people who had taken part in protests over the last five years were more likely to vote for opposition parties.
The Public Protector's Office has become embroiled in political scandals under the current incumbent, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Secrecy over who funds political parties should trigger fears that government decisions will reflect the wishes of large donors.
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.
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.
The recent election has shown again that the extremism which worries democrats in much of the world has little traction in South Africa.