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Slowly improving co-ordination

Slowly improving co-ordination

9th October 2018 An acquaintance in the Union Buildings once had this profound observation of leaders since the advent of democracy: “Mandela gave us freedom, Mbeki... 

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for campaigns against sexual violence

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for campaigns against sexual violence

8th October 2018 Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in trying to end sexual violence during war and armed... 

 Nene and the complex truth of State capture

Nene and the complex truth of State capture

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th October 2018 The Zondo Commission of Inquiry’s slow reveal has gripped South Africans. The 2016 Public Protector’s report on State capture was revelatory but... 

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Breaking with Zumaism

Breaking with Zumaism

By: Raymond Suttner     8th October 2018 The hope has been repeatedly expressed that the onset of Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency of the ANC and the country would represent a break with the... 

Liver transplant from HIV+ living donor to negative recipient: key ethical issues

Liver transplant from HIV+ living donor to negative recipient: key ethical issues

5th October 2018 South Africa has a dire shortage of organ donors. This means that doctors struggle to find suitable donor organs for critically ill patients who... 

South Africa’s white right, the Alt-Right and the alternative

South Africa’s white right, the Alt-Right and the alternative

5th October 2018 There has been a global rise in populism, especially of the right wing variety. In South Africa this has manifested in the increasingly strident... 

Mandela and military force: the moment dictated the means

Mandela and military force: the moment dictated the means

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      5th October 2018 In the winter of 1998 Lesotho was roiled by protests after a controversial election. Frustrated opposition parties, which won only a single... 

Recovery is the key word

Recovery is the key word

By: Terence Creamer     5th October 2018 “It’s still in the morning, it’s not a midnight special,” President Cyril Ramaphosa jested ahead of his speech at the Union Building last month to... 

 Time to put meat on the bones of South Africa’s foreign policy

Time to put meat on the bones of South Africa’s foreign policy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th October 2018 Last week was South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first real chance to present himself to the international community. Throughout his packed... 

South African law needs a zero tolerance approach to racist utterances

South African law needs a zero tolerance approach to racist utterances

4th October 2018 A “selfie” video rant has landed a South African man, Kessie Nair, in hot water. Nair faces six counts of crimen injuria and two of incitement to... 

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