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Leadership in Question part 11: The personal and the political in Chris Hani’s leadership

Raymond Suttner

We live in a time when a movement once devoted to the wellbeing of all, has become callous. That contempt for the welfare of others is diffused... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

The Health of the People Must be the Supreme Law

Political Insight - Aubrey Matshiqi

Cicero, the highly gifted orator and lawyer - he of the heydays of the Roman Empire, once argued that the health of the people, the health of... 

Latest Econ3x3

New opportunities for South African agriculture: the African Continental Free Trade Area


The new African Free Continental Trade Area phases out 90% of tariffs on all goods traded between African Union member states over a 5 to 10 year... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

Using digital tools against financial crime and corruption

Institute for Security Studies

In 2020 South Africans called for a year of ‘orange overalls’ in the hope that those accused of grand corruption such as state capture and... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

Zimbabwe Shows Potential to Lead e-Mobility Transition

South African Institute of International Affairs

The adverse effects of the climate emergency mean that it is critical for the world to accelerate the transition to low carbon technologies to... 

Latest Real Economy

One-stop-border boost?


One of the unsung highlights of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget 2021 speech was his announcement that the border posts at South Africa’s six... 

Latest Saliem Fakir

The politics of knowledge production


It has been an interest of mine for a long time – this question concerning the production of knowledge systems. The part that I will not focus on... 

Latest The Conversation

Learning from the story of pioneering South African writer Sindiwe Magona

The Conversation

The African proverb, “Until the lion can tell its own story, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter,” speaks to the importance of... 

Other Opinions

Economic reform (Part One): The Indian model shows a way out of South Africa’s multiple crises

Other Opinions

South Africa today faces a complex series of crises — fiscal, economic, employment, governance, and the impact of lockdowns and Covid-19. The... 

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