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Leadership in Question part 3: Has Cyril Ramaphosa taken control of the ANC and the state?

Raymond Suttner

It was never going to be easy to steer the South African ship of state after the Jacob Zuma years, even though Cyril Ramaphosa’s rise to the... 

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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

The Covid-19 crisis has amplified spatial inequalities


The economic and social crisis induced by Covid-19 is unfolding in different ways across the country. New evidence from the NIDS-CRAM survey... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

DRC’s shady political alliance unravels

Institute for Security Studies

On 26 November President Félix Tshisekedi concluded a three-week presidential consultation with political, economic, trade union, corporate and... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

G20 and development

South African Institute of International Affairs

Covid-19 has turned everything upside down. The global lockdowns, the stresses on weak health systems, the absence of fiscal space and social... 

Latest Real Economy

Framework urgently needed


For years, South Africans have had a vague awareness that some of Eskom’s coal stations are approaching the end of their useful lives and that... 

Latest Saliem Fakir

Liberty, environmentalism and corporate power


Individual utilitarianism is seen as primordial in conventional Western economic tradition. However, individualism does not always lead to better... 

Latest The Conversation

Conflict between Tigray and Eritrea -- the long standing faultline in Ethiopian politics

The Conversation

The missile attack by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front on Eritrea in mid-November transformed an internal Ethiopian crisis into a transnational... 

Other Opinions

How values, interests and power must shape South Africa's foreign policy

Other Opinions

The COVID-19 crisis is one of many indicators that we live in dangerous and uncertain times. Others include the international community’s struggle... 

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