Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
The existential crisis the DA is confronted with is genuine. Ramaphosa's first 100 days in office contributed to the DA's inability to gather a sense of perspective, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Real as the ANC's weakness appears to those addicted to news headlines, they are not entirely self-evident to voters. Nor do they presuppose the need for political change, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Emerging from a bruising and at times racially charged campaign, newly elected Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela is setting his sights on consolidating the party’s support ahead of the 2019 general elections.
While the opposition are doing everything they can to end the destructive rule of Jacob Zuma, the culprit himself goes on about his usual business, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
There are various things the opposition need to change to gain credibility if they want to successfully unseat the ANC. Chief among those things is to actually walk the talk, writes Oliver Dickson.
MPs from Cope, EFF and the ANC clash swords before President Zuma's QnA on Tuesday.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has been caught up in teargas fired by police during protests against the electoral body, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
If the first six days of the Ramaphosa presidency are anything to go by, South Africans might just get a Parliament that functions as it is supposed to, writes Jan Gerber.
Like Mamphela Ramphele, you are a great leader with an incredible track record, but you are going to compete for the same votes as the ANC and DA and you will lose, writes Dimo Mariri.
You cannot make omelettes without breaking eggs. This is becoming clear from the coalition between the DA and UDM in Nelson Mandela Bay, writes Chris Kanyane.
Years from now, this will be the moment Mmusi Maimane will look back on as the time and place where he lost the plot, writes Faith Daniels.
It is clear that we cannot rely on politicians to lead us towards dialogue. The polarised political climate make political leaders part of the problem, not the solution, writes Chris Spies.
ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize has appeased ratings agencies, saying there is no reason why the ANC should have a problem of policy between now and 2019.
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