To claim that protests are being organised suggests sinister motives. But all protest is organised. So are cake sales and shopping expeditions.
There is a huge divide between what is important right now and what the election is likely to be about.
Land reform programme has done very little to improve access to land for black South Africans.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
The push to nationalise South Africa's Reserve Bank is informed by the mistaken view that private shareholders affect monetary policy.
Zimbabwe's upcoming elections potentially marks the start of a new order in the country, where the stakes are extremely high.
Nelson Mandela's centenary celebrations provide a chance to debunk the lie that he sold out black South Africans.
ANC renewal and the war on corruption is one thing. But transforming the character of the South African political economy is quite another.
South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has done well so far but more challenges relating to reigniting the economy lie ahead.
Meeting the challenges from the opposition will strengthen the ANC's dominance. How well its new leadership copes will become clearer over the next few months.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's resistance to vacate the top job may be a blessing in disguise as it will stress test the country's political systems.
Farm dwellers' conclusion is that the politics associated with land is not about an organised emancipatory movement. Farm dwellers are mainly preoccupied with daily survival strategies.
South Africa's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, claims the intelligence services are being used to discredit him and prevent him becoming the country's next leader.
South African President Jacob Zuma, should be worried about the outcome of the no confidence vote in him. His legitimacy in the ANC and the country has plummeted.
The motion of no confidence against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma showcased tension at the heart of South Africa’s democracy. Should MPs have the right to vote according to their conscience?
It's time South Africa stopped stereotyping its young people as being disinterested and morally bankrupt and started engaging them.
The debate about white monopoly capital in post-apartheid South Africa is good for the country's politics but it tends to come with bad sociology.
South African President Jacob Zuma's follies cost the ANC dearly during last year’s election. Is it too late for the party to save itself come 2019?
Opposition parties in sub-Saharan Africa struggle to prove themselves worthy to skeptical voters who, unlike in Western competitive systems, don't trust them over former liberation movements.
The ANC should draw the lesson that South Africans are unlikely to tolerate the ongoing descent of their politics into the gutter without strident resistance - in the streets, if necessary.