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Latest Raymond Suttner

If we want to remedy our current choiceless democracy, we must re-establish link between politics and the people

Raymond Suttner

There is a general sense of cynicism about the forthcoming elections. Political parties are not trusted, and their undertakings are not believed.... 

Latest Ebrahim Fakir

Wither Parliament - Politics 360 with Ebrahim Fakir

Politics 360 - Ebrahim Fakir

South Africa’s matrix of institutions and their effectiveness, hangs in the balance. After salacious detail about malevolent and corrupt State... 

Latest Econ3x3

Why South African agricultural products face frontiers in African markets


South Africa's export-oriented agricultural sector is heavily reliant on the African continent, accounting for over 40% of annual exports. The... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

African coups are making a comeback

Institute for Security Studies

Coups used to be the method of choice in Africa for changing governments, with over 90 occurring between 1951 and mid-2020. During those years,... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

Nuclear Disarmament: What the World can Learn from Africa

South African Institute of International Affairs

On 22 January 2021, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (the Ban Treaty) entered into force. Under the Ban Treaty, states are... 

Latest Real Economy

Transition risks


Recent developments in Europe and Asia – which have seen oil, gas, coal and electricity prices surge, as well as supply disruptions – have raised... 

Latest Saliem Fakir

The need for grit – industrialism in Africa


Extractive industries offer no long-term solution for countries that continue to rely on their natural resources as levers for an economic boost;... 

Latest The Conversation

What can be done to tackle the systemic causes of poverty in South Africa

The Conversation

Despite gains made in the first 15 years of democracy, 55.5% of South Africans lived below the poverty line as of 2015. Coupled with the impact of... 

Other Opinions

Nigeria at 61: checking president Buhari's 2021 Independence Day claims

Other Opinions

On 1 October 2021 president Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigeria on the country’s Independence Day. This marked 61 years since Nigeria became a... 

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... 

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