A major concern is that the government’s resolve is strongest on policies that are actually quite suspect.
Many South Africans hold onto the hope that a win in the World Cup translates into another defining moment for the country.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Finance Minister Tito Mboweni appear to have good intentions for the economy. But that's not enough.
It remains to be seen how much longer the 'old men syndrome' will persist in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, despite growing frustration among the politically powerless.
This book is a booster to morale. It tells South Africans they can enjoy the impressive economic growth they once achieved.
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 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.
Trump and Zuma seek to sell explanations of their misfortunes to the socially insecure and economically vulnerable. To an alarming extent they succeed.
Politics is being reduced to personalities in South Africa. The real issue is whether the damage that's been done can be undone.
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.
After recent elections, South Africa are grappling with what the reasons are for the declining trend in youth participation in the 2019 elections.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
Over the past few years, heads of department and chief financial officers in South Africa have been placed under enormous pressure by politicians to bend compliance rules.
The black middle class are angry at their exclusion from mainstream economic activity.
As South Africa marks 25 years of freedom, many citizens have to contend with the harsh reality that they can't eat democracy.
The current crisis in British politics is significant for countries like South Africa where a change in electoral systems is needed.
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.
Much deeper social forces underlie the struggles within the governing ANC and society over the shape of the economy.