The book shows how parts of South Africa now fester with organised crime.
How Swapo and the ANC respond to any further decline in electoral support will define the future of democracy in both countries.
Mashatile could be the new broom that sweeps clean. Ramaphosa’s apparent confidence in him suggests that he has some latitude to do so.
In being grey listed South Africa joins a list of countries with poor governance. Others are war zones or countries with jihadist terror groupings operating on their land.
Having an intelligence service that is not fit for purpose means the country is vulnerable to security threats from within and outside the country.
Raymond W. Baker says the estimated hundreds of billions of dollars in hidden wealth a decade ago has skyrocketed to trillions today.
The culture of impunity that has lingered since the presidency of Jacob Zuma has to give way to a new era of integrity and accountability.
The decline in support for the ANC suggests that coalition governments will become increasingly common in the country, affecting its appointment policy.
South Africans are actively challenging the criminalisation of the state. Many of the revelations about fraud, corruption and nepotism come from principled whistle-blowers within the state.
Security companies suggest that criminals take advantage of the fact that many home and business security systems get compromised during power outages.
It has become increasingly clear that the country needs to start thinking of life without Ramaphosa - and the ANC - in charge.
Despite its vagueness, the RET has become central to the contemporary ANC. It is destined to remain a powerful bloc within the party, and a constant constraint on Ramaphosa leadership.
The new book is structured around apartheid profiteers, war profiteers, state capture profiteers, welfare profiteers, failing auditors, conspiring consultants and bad lawyers.
Mandela, the first president of a democratic South Africa, made big strategic choices – not necessarily the right ones, but certainly ones that were befitting of the times.
South Africa has long been seen as deficient in dealing with terrorism financing.
In South Africa coalitions are weaponised as extensions of elections.
Parliament’s failure to live up to its constitutional mandate was noted by the State Capture Commission as having enabled former president Zuma’s regime to corrupt state behaviour with ease.
A policy intended to help the majority of South Africans improve their lives has instead been abused to benefit only a few.
To his credit, former South African president Thabo Mbeki set up anti-corruption institutions that survived his own efforts to erode them.
Almost 30 years into democracy, South Africa still hasn’t ensured the jobs of senior public servants are not tied to the tenure of government ministers.