Mamphela Ramphele's departure from party politics is a sad end to a brilliant career – one that may be so again.
Gordimer wrote about the oppression of the South African apartheid regime and was behind such works as 'Burger's Daughter' and 'The Conservationist.'
With six failed banks and runaway corruption, most places in Africa would be looking at a military coup. But the dictator's grip remains strong and he may simply print more money.
Rwanda is the best success story of state-building in Africa in the last 20 years, despite its autocratic habits.
A 444 page report details $23 million in public funds spent on Mr. Zuma's home security; a swimming pool is described as fire fighting equipment. National elections are coming in May.
In a week where Pretoria and Kigali have expelled nine diplomats between them, there is suspicion that Pretoria might expel Rwanda's ambassador.