Ramaphosa's rise to power in 2018 offered South Africans hope that he would end corruption. Indeed, he made promises to do so. But he has met with resistance, especially within the ANC.
The former president is in a corner and largely isolated. His only option is to stir the pot so much that it gives him some kind of bargaining power.
Morals and laws are not binaries. They complement each other to enable harmonious coexistence.
The trouble is that the ANC's branch structure, designed initially as a means of grassroots democracy at work, is in a mess.
For every office holder who may lose a seat because they are prosecuted, another job opens up.
Journalists need to hold firmly to the ethical standards that assure audiences their work is reliable and credible.
The challenge to deliver a persuasive speech comes firstly in the context of intense doubts as to whether President Ramaphosa is truly in charge of the ANC.
Ramaphosa’s detractors are unlikely to succeed in their rumoured bid. And, their failure will not be because they’ve suddenly become weak within the administration.
The year ahead promises to be a very difficult but also a very decisive year for South Africa. Is President Ramaphosa equal to the challenge?
South Africa's parliamentary system would make it difficult to achieve a fusion of parties.
Community radio stations have thrown themselves into the political discussion with gusto.
Political books touches a certain chord in South African society that makes them bestsellers.
The chaos visiting South Africa's North-West province shows that ordinary people in rural areas have got a raw deal from ruling party.
Cyril Ramaphosa has secured the leadership of South Africa's governing ANC. But he may not be able to clean up the mess left by Jacob Zuma given the other members of the party's leadership team.