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South African farming: new policy offers promise, but there’s fixing to be done too

21st January 2022 For most agricultural subsectors, South Africa is emerging from one of the best years. The 2020/21 season saw bumper harvests for grains, oilseeds... 

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Wagner’s dubious operatics in CAR and beyond

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st January 2022 Russia has established a strong military presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) over the past four years, clandestinely using dubious... 

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The politics of economic change

By: Econ3x3      21st January 2022 The political settlement forged around South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy created the conditions for a corporate restructuring... 

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Urgent solution needed

By: Terence Creamer     21st January 2022 A year can feel extremely long when events run away from you, but awfully short if one is trying to implement a turnaround. 2021 is a case in point. 

The Just Energy Transition Transaction in South Africa

By: Saliem Fakir     21st January 2022 Sometimes the ‘impossible’ seems far-fetched and unrealistic, but it can be on the cusp of happening, even if it still has some journey to cover.... 

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Three pillars to strengthening health systems in African countries

20th January 2022 Africa needs, and is ready for, nothing short of a new public health order, with systems better able to prepare for and respond to the next health... 

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How Covid gave African countries the opportunity to improve public health

20th January 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic has tested Africa’s public healthcare systems. It exposed weaknesses, gaps and inequalities – but also some potential... 

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Party politics still the only game in town in Tanzania

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th January 2022 The year started with news of the resignation of Tanzania’s Speaker of the National Assembly Job Ndugai. His crime was questioning President Samia... 

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How Covid is affecting school attendance in South Africa: piecing together the puzzle

19th January 2022 Estimating how many learners have dropped out of school as a consequence of the Covid pandemic is an issue governments across the globe are trying... 

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Lindiwe Sisulu: trading on a famous South African surname has its limits

19th January 2022 The world, for the most part, is organised on dynastic principles. Part of the rationale of capitalism is that wealth, and all that comes with it,... 

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