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.
A closer look at the resolution of South Africa's ruling party, the ANC, show that it won't undertake a radical economic transformation agenda as suggested by media reports.
Free university education and land redistribution without compensation have far-reaching implications for South Africa's economy, and requires exceptional leadership.
The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing.
South Africa's governing ANC has always seen economic growth as the driving force for change. This was wishful thinking as the damage done by apartheid will take far more to undo.
After South Africa's first democratic election in 1994, the previously oppressed and dispossessed black majority hoped for constitutional restitution of their land. This has largely failed.
One of the problems bedevilling South Africa's army is being compelled to be everything to everybody. Its strategic direction is compromised by generals who pander to the whims of politicians.
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.