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.
The new initiative reproduces the core weaknesses of post-apartheid state land and agricultural policy. These have done little to improve the livelihoods of the poor.
It is vital that the latest move by government towards restructuring succeeds in making the industry safe, reliable and viable, contributing to the country’s economy.
Each black person and woman may be an individual but, because they are black and women, they face obstacles which whites and men don’t.
His appearance on behalf of the families of mine workers shot by the police at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry was just one of his efforts to seek justice for the poor and marginalised.
When South Africa eventually emerges from the fog of the COVID-19 crisis, structural reform, including land reform, will be high on the political agenda as never before.
In South Africa, state corruption has taken hold with utter disregard for ethics and democratic norms in a cynical exploitation of the post-apartheid transformation agenda.
There is no moral equivalence between apartheid’s use of race categories and their continued use by the democratic government.
The Democratic Alliance’s problems can be traced back to the politicisation of race, which has persisted even after the dawn of democracy in 1994.
South Africans may well be seduced by the prospect of Zuma appearing at the Zondo commission, but he was not alone in driving the state capture project.
In matters of policy-making and governing, understanding the systemic complexity of interrelated forces is crucial to avoiding failure.
The FF+'s constituency is overwhelmingly Afrikaner white Protestants. But, it appears to have made inroads among coloured conservatives.
The black middle class are angry at their exclusion from mainstream economic activity.
South Africa has the world’s largest white minority living under black rule.Colour line tensions might remain a feature of the country's political landscape.
Much deeper social forces underlie the struggles within the governing ANC and society over the shape of the economy.
Polls indicate that South Africans are unlikely to totally abandon the African National Congress.
Two authors unpack the fragility of South Africa's political parties and why democracy is a lifelong commitment.
South Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance needs to face its racial dilemmas.
Unexpressed racism may be even more dangerous if it's left lurking below the surface.
South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive.