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 »
South Africa: Towards the ANC Policy Conference - What Hope for Renewal?
As African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe announced that Nelson Mandela Bay Regional Chairperson, Andile Lungisa, needed to step down as he was in… Read more »
South Africa: Will Zuma's Attempts to Zanufy South Africa Backfire?
'The ANC is using the Zanu-PF tactics of remaining in power,' South Africa's Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) declared this week. 'When Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF realised that it was likely… Read more »
Africa: South Africa's Ruling Party On Dealing With a Divided Continent
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And… Read more »
Africa: SA Parliament Seeking Fresh Ways to Oversee the Executive
The recent enquiry from the South African Parliament into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) exposed the public broadcaster for its flouting of process; the board… Read more »
Africa: Dlamini Zuma Shuffles Out of Addis, and Into South Africa's Cabinet?
Outgoing African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has packed her bags and greeted staff at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The farewell ceremony, on 1… Read more »
South Africa: Why Are South Africans Underreporting On Crime?
As South Africa's political environment deteriorates, so too does public safety. For the sixth consecutive year, the country is seeing increases in robbery and a continuation in… Read more »
South Africa: Xenophobia Again Jeopardises South Africa's Interests in Africa
The latest outburst of xenophobic violence in South Africa's political capital, Pretoria, and commercial capital, Johannesburg, is once again reverberating across the continent. Read more »
Africa: Think Again - the ICC Can Bring South Africa Back Into the Fold
Courtroom 2D of the North Gauteng High Court may be 13 000 kilometres away from The Hague, but the judgment handed down there this week could well determine the future of the… Read more »
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