Opposition parties have made countless attempts to remove President Jacob Zuma from power and have approached the Constitutional Court to do so yet again. While the prospects of success are slim, the opposition could secure a number of political victories along the way.
The South African Communist Party's decision to contest elections independently gives the party an opportunity to bring socialist policies to the fore. But indications are the decision is nothing more than a political threat to its alliance partner.
South Africa is in a technical recession, unemployment figures are at record highs and the inequality gap is far from closing. Meanwhile, small groups are fighting for the country’s wealth, with no intention of bringing the masses along.
The battle for the soul of the ANC is in the open and two distinctive groups have emerged, contradicting each other in public. Given the obvious divide, at which point can we can we refer to the governing party as the African National Congresses?