Most proposed solutions don’t address the systemic problems facing Eskom, in particular its parlous finances.
The deluge of opinions and proposed solutions to South Africa's energy crisis reflects corporate and political interests.
A main street of a poor neighbourhood in Cape Town during recent power cuts.
It's not clear whether South Africa's president can coordinate his ministers in a way that provides clarity about dealing with the country's energy crisis.
Unpacking what South Africa's new energy plan says about nuclear energy.
Cyril Ramaphosa has led South Africa’s African National Congress to its sixth electoral victory. But he’s got his work cut out.
Some have argued that were the ANC to win 60% or more in this election, it would have given the party a blank cheque for further larceny
Nhlanhla Nene and Pravin Gordhan were both fired by former South African President Jacob Zuma.
The way South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa has constituted his cabinet reflects the distribution of power within the governing ANC.
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has been the subject of much scrutiny during his rise to the party’s top position.
The study of Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and new head of its governing party, is generating a great deal of heat, and not much light.
New ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa, centre, with fellow top leaders elected at the party’s 54th national conference.
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.
Supporters of President Jacob Zuma reacting to the vote of no confidence proceedings in parliament.
Unless parliament passes a motion of no confidence in him, which is not on the cards any time soon, Zuma's future depends on whether he's weakened in the African National Congress, not parliament.
South African President Jacob Zuma closing the governing ANC’s policy conference.
South Africa's governing ANC appears to have lost claim to being a leader of society. This is clear from the outcome of its policy conference.
Protesters expressing their view of President Jacob Zuma’s government ahead of the ANC National Policy Conference.
The policy conference of South Africa's governing ANC will be remembered for a party in disarray, plagued with internal dissent.
Protesters call for the firing of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma.
The latest backlash against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma sees demands for his removal grow wider and deeper than ever before.
In his recent state of the nation address South Africa's President Jacob Zuma spoke emphatically of "radical economic transformation" causing nationwide debate. What does it really mean?
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma (right) and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. The jury is out on whether Ramaphosa will break ranks.
The stakes have not been higher since the heady days of the early 1990s when South Africa also looked over the brink. Now it is less about brink and more about who will blink
A supporter arrives at an ANC rally in July 2016 addressed by President Jacob Zuma.
In this new world where its lost thousands of votes does South Africa's ruling ANC know who it is, how to be in opposition, or how it might fight its way back to winning ways?
South African president Jacob Zuma in the country’s parliament, the one formal structure that could remove him from office.
Ironically, the only feasible way of removing President Zuma lies outside the prescribed formal structures of the constitutional processes -- at the head office of the governing ANC.