The Law and Order Index says South Africans feel less secure than people in Yemen, the DRC and Libya, countries all affected by violent conflict.
Zanu-PF's more than two-thirds majority win in the parliament poll gives it the power to change the constitution if it wishes.
Some human rights activists worry that Cameroon could be the site of Africa's next civil war.
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks.