Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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While there is great progress, there's clear room for growth in South African politics.
It’s not just the rand that’s been hurt by the ANC’s plan to change the Constitution to make land expropriation without compensation easier.
"Dust to dust,” read a bumper sticker on a battered blue car, “God recycles, and so should you,” writes Muzi Kuzwayo.
Equity investors have reacted with euphoria to Jacob Zuma’s resignation as South African president, with stocks soaring the most in more than three years.
President Jacob Zuma resignation brings an end to his scandal-marred tenure and leaves the nation’s leadership in the hands of new ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has welcomed news from the ANC's top leadership that President Jacob Zuma was recalled.
The rand, which firmed 0.5% after the ANC confirmed its decision to recall President Jacob Zuma, gave up the gains and more on uncertainty when Zuma will resign.
While the ANC's national executive committee decided to 'recall' the president, Zuma reportedly refused to obey the will of the party.
The rand strengthened more than 3% to trade under R13.10 to the US dollar amid optimism that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa would be victorious in the race for ANC president.
With just days to go before the ANC’s elective conference, economists have shared expectations of what characteristics would make for a good leader.
South Africa has lost its way and in the absence of fresh, big ideas, the ANC could easily turn to short-term populism, says former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas.
President Ramaphosa will not be able to claim real success now or in the future if he cannot move his own party to a very different message, writes Daniel Silke.
Maintaining the momentum of his message of renewal through a smartly-selected Cabinet is President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first real test, says a political analyst.
The president's resignation will bring an end to an ignominious tenure that undermined the nation’s democracy and crippled the economy.
Treasury has done everything possible to stave off a ratings downgrade, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.
President Jacob Zuma is now isolated. He can delay - but his political demise has virtually been signed today, says analyst Daniel Silke.
The rand is still trading as if President Jacob Zuma is as good as gone, but the options market suggests some investors are starting to lose conviction.
Cyril Ramaphosa's fifth life in the public glare will most probably be the one that will seal his fate, writes Solly Moeng.
If you think that a leadership change at the ANC over the next few weeks heralds a clear path to both sentiment and economic revival, think again, says Daniel Silke.
Rating agencies are likely to hold off on reacting to the outcomes of the ANC leadership race, according to an economist.
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