The country’s long-dominant party has been losing support in elections.
Despite its vagueness, the RET has become central to the contemporary ANC. It is destined to remain a powerful bloc within the party, and a constant constraint on Ramaphosa leadership.
The ANC has been using multiple tactics to fend off the looming calamity of not having Ramaphosa as its president, and that of the country, in the clear absence of a credible candidate to replace him.
Rebuilding South Africa after the devastation of state capture would not be possible without the work of the Zondo commission.
Ending violence against foreigners can only happen by first recognising – and addressing – the hazards of South Africa’s crumbling system of indirect rule.
The new governing elite mistakenly believes that the goal of a democratic South Africa is simply to extend to everyone what whites enjoyed under apartheid.
Ramaphosa is set to go down in the annals of history as an ANC president who presided over a tumultuous epoch in the party’s evolution.
In the country’s insider politics, the majority who try to survive outside the formal economy are talked about, but are never heard.
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 existing electoral system has attracted extensive criticism for rendering elected representatives unaccountable to those who elected them.
Metaphors are not used for their own sake in politics, but as part of a strategy to persuade a particular audience to accept a point of view, and act accordingly
The proposed amendment to the constitution represents a critical juncture in South African constitutional politics.
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.
By making people confront the scale of the climate challenge, the Green New Deal is a great leap forward.
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party’s decline in popular support.
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.
South Africa’s idea of radical economic transformation is missing a critical element.
A tumultuous era has ended and there’s a silver lining to the cloud that has been hanging over South Africa.
South Africa has successfully defended its constitutional democracy. But the harsh reality is that the country still faces development challenges.