Ramaphosa And The New South African Promised Land: How Many Messiahs Can One Country Take?

Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s first Messiah…almost everything he did was inevitably positive. The economy grew, rainbows were believed in, the national football team Bafana Bafana were football champions

Southern Africa Looks Good As Political Dinosaurs Leave: Real Change Or Shift From One-Man States To One-Party States?

Angola’s Lourenço, Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa and South Africa’s Ramaphosa all made star turns at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, visibly signalling re-entry into the global community.

The ANC Has A New Leader, But Politically South Africa Remains In A Very Dangerous Place 

Will Zuma stand down as president of the country if the party asked him, as Mbeki did? Unlikely. Mbeki had no reason to fear the consequences of leaving office. Zuma, on the other hand, has numerous reasons to cling to power.