He becomes the nation's fifth president, following Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the African National Congress party to its weakest point since it took power in the 1990s.
After years of scandals, the African National Congress has ordered President Jacob Zuma to resign. His regime is clouded by incompetence, corruption and low economic growth.
Cyril Ramaphosa, after winning the top post of the African National Congress by a tiny margin, is expected to eventually become the nation's president.
The two governments have been trying to prevent a list of at least 150 local and international companies from becoming public.
Russia has become the villain in virtually every bad thing that happens, and U.S. dissidents are being treated as "fellow travelers."
The historic injustice in Palestine is at the heart of the Middle East dilemma. Until that injustice is resolved, there will be no peace in the region, or perhaps anywhere.
The revelation that the Central Intelligence Agency provided the tip to the Apartheid South African government that led to Nelson Mandela’s arrest should come as no great shock. Nor is it unconnected to the popularity of Donald Trump.
Actor Idris Elba, who starred in "The Wire," has all the makings of a killer James Bond, which would explain the persistent public campaign to urge the filmmakers behind the long-running spy franchise to pass the torch to him after Daniel Craig's tenure as 007 ends.
Many have drawn comparisons between Israeli occupation and South African apartheid. Such comparisons are instructive, not only as a moral gauge but in terms of offering solutions to the current crisis.