The end of the Zuma era has left South Africa both damaged and strengthened.
China’s ambitious plans in Africa and beyond are building alliances that make the UK increasingly irrelevant.
Cyril Ramaphosa and Emmerson Mnangagwa both have tarnished pasts, but attract optimism.
Push for seccession by Anglophone minority creates problems for former colonial rulers and neighbouring Nigeria.
The party has not been saved overnight – although it is still incredibly likely to win the next election.
Victory for Cyril Ramaphosa, Mandela's preferred successor, is just start of battle with country's President.
A crucial conference is about to take place in South Africa.
The history of military coups suggests another trajectory.
Robert Mugabe's successor is more pragmatic, but no keener on loosening his party's grip on power.
Finally, Zimbabwe has a realistic opportunity to repair its shattered economy and escape fear and repression.
Until the Zimbabwean president hands over to a transitional government there is no easy way forward.