South Africa: Women's Security Must Come First
Today South Africans are commemorating the historic Women's March on 9 August 1956 against apartheid pass laws. Around 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to… Read more »
South Africa: Can the ANC Turn South Africa's Economy Around?
South Africa in 2017 is an infinitely better place than it was in 1990, when negotiations for the country's future started between the National Party, the African National Congress… Read more »
South Africa: Employment Must Be Central to the Country's Economy
Only an economy where employment is placed at the centre of economic policymaking will work for South Africa. This will require a complete shift in mindset. Read more »
Africa: As South Africa's Leaders Quarrel, the Real Struggle Continues
If you watch political events or have even a marginal interest in politics, South Africa is a distracting place. Today, in Parliament, there'll be a secret ballot vote of no… Read more »
South Africa: Parliament to Regulate Public, Private Party Funding
South Africa has no legislation regulating private donations to political parties. Private individuals and companies can donate as much in secret as they wish, leaving the door… Read more »
Southern Africa: Zuma and Dos Santos Manoeuvre to Rule From the Grave
He may seem brazen, but give South African President Jacob Zuma a little - relative - credit for subtlety; he has at least captured the state by proxy, through his business cronies… Read more »
Africa: Govt Should First Sort Out Its Own Backyard
South Africa 'is at the forefront of efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to the continent', the country's Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)… Read more »
South Africa: Time for the Right Top Cops as Public Confidence Drops
The stakes for public safety have never been higher in South Africa. Last year saw 3 119 more murders and 31 000 more armed attacks in the country than five years ago. Public… Read more »
South Africa: The Real Problem Behind South Africa's Refusal to Arrest Al-Bashir
Last week the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that South Africa erred in its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his… Read more »
South Africa: ANC Invokes the Ghosts of a Party Past
Though his statue stood in the grounds, alongside those of other former ANC leaders, the warm and embracing spirit of Nelson Mandela was evidently not dwelling in the chilly halls… Read more »
Africa: Will South Africa Be At the 29th AU Summit?
The 29th African Union (AU) summit that takes place in Addis Ababa from 27 June to 4 July is likely to be the first in many years without a South African president in attendance. Read more »
South Africa: Back to the Future for ANC Foreign Policy?
Later this month South Africa's ruling party begins its five-yearly policy conference to determine the direction to be taken by the new African National Congress (ANC) president… Read more »
South Africa: Is a Single Human Rights Body in the Country's Best Interest?
Ten years ago, South Africa's Parliament formed a committee to review the country's 'Chapter 9' and associated institutions tasked with supporting democracy, human rights and… Read more »
South Africa: A Case of Poisoned Chalice or Poisoned Politics?
It would not be unreasonable to think that the post of national commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) is a poisoned chalice. In the past decade, seven people -… Read more »
South Africa: Are IS Returnees a Risk for South Africa?
With significant progress in the retaking of Mosul - the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) last major stronghold in Iraq - and continued losses in Syria, many of ISIS'… Read more »
South Africa: Is Protest the Only Way to Achieve Change?
Violent protests in Eldorado Park, Ennerdale and surrounding areas in the south of Johannesburg and in Coligny in North West province have made headlines over the past few weeks.… Read more »
Africa: Morocco's Exports From Western Sahara Hang in the Balance
South Africa has been accused of 'sabotaging' Morocco's commercial interests in Africa by seizing a vessel carrying phosphate mined by Morocco in Western Sahara. Read more »
South Africa: Can Secrecy Strengthen Democracy?
Can Parliament hold the executive accountable if motions of no confidence in the president are not exercised through a secret ballot? That is one of the key questions that South… Read more »
South Africa: The Fuzzy Logic of Radical Economic Transformation
'Radical economic transformation' (sometimes 'radical socio-economic transformation') has become the battle cry - or more prosaically the bumper sticker - of the Jacob… Read more »
Zambia: Africa's Silence Encourages Lungu's Bad Behaviour
Zambians pride themselves on their reputation as a peaceful nation, and a peaceful people. It's a well-deserved reputation. In decades of independence - as almost all their… Read more »
Africa: New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda
The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn… Read more »
Africa: Clutching At Straws - SA's Reasons for Not Arresting Al-Bashir
In the first public hearing of its kind, the South African government explained to the International Criminal Court (ICC) why it failed to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir… Read more »
Africa: Can South Africa Risk Going Back Into CAR?
On an official visit to South Africa last week, Central African Republic (CAR) President Faustin-Archange Touadéra promised his counterpart Jacob Zuma that his country would… Read more »
South Africa: Nation Pays the Price of State Capture
When former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas made the startling claim that President Jacob Zuma's associates, the Guptas, had offered him the position of finance minister and… Read more »
South Africa: The Ruling ANC Faces Its Rubicon
Capitalism - the politically unmentionable - is the only force that can save South Africa from a looming economic catastrophe. But this salvation has become ever more imperilled as… Read more »
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