Last December, President Jacob Zuma embarked on a series of ill-advised cabinet reshuffles that have shaken South African politics to their core and sent the economy into freefall.
With economic hardships continuing, questions are being asked about the ANC’s ability to kickstart growth.
Over the last few months the racial politics of South African rugby has been undergoing potentially seismic changes.
President Robert Mugabe has always maintained that when the time comes, Zanu-PF will elect his successor. But he has shied away from announcing an heir.
The fear now is the collapse of all the capital gains; political, social and economic, and most importantly of African and international goodwill.
In an exclusive interview, the president of Malawi talks to editor-at-large Baffour Ankomah in Blantyre