Despite Zuma, the country will continue to function - because the ANC does not do everything wrong, because South Africa has a strong, self-confident, heterogenous civil society as well as a sovereign, independent legal system, a vocal media landscape, and a solid, diversified economy.
-- South Africa Postpones Radical Change - on 2014 Elections
This slightly reduces my fears of great social instability since it does not look like the next 5 years will be better than the last 5. It could even be worse, given we are said to be among the most unequal countries in terms of individual wealth. There is no predicting the future, but it does not look to me there is much hope, short of some miracles. That the landscape of political power is practically left unchanged is worrying.