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Andrew Mlangeni 1925-2020: South Africa loses the last of the Rivonia triallists

Andrew Mlangeni 1925-2020: South Africa loses the last of the Rivonia triallists

24th July 2020 Anti-apartheid struggle hero Andrew Mokete Mlangeni, who died this week at the age of 95, was the last surviving of the eight African National... 

 Only swift action will achieve an African maritime renaissance

Only swift action will achieve an African maritime renaissance

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th July 2020 Good ocean policies can unlock new sources of wealth and transform Africa’s security, development and governance prospects. A new study... 

The good, bad and ugly

The good, bad and ugly

By: Terence Creamer     24th July 2020 First, some good news. The fact that the economic recovery plans presented this month by business and the governing party have strong areas of... 

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South Africans should accept that the IMF is neither their worst enemy nor their saviour

South Africans should accept that the IMF is neither their worst enemy nor their saviour

23rd July 2020 The South African government has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for $4.2-billion. The money would come from a facility that provides... 

South Africans aren't wearing masks or keeping their distance. This needs to change

South Africans aren't wearing masks or keeping their distance. This needs to change

23rd July 2020 In countries like South Africa that face severe resource shortages, the burden of fighting Covid-19 falls heavily on citizens to change their... 

 How serious is the Islamic State threat to attack South Africa?

How serious is the Islamic State threat to attack South Africa?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd July 2020 Whether or not the Islamic State – or any jihadist terror group – represents a serious threat to South Africa has been a contentious topic for some... 

The one thing that matters

The one thing that matters

23rd July 2020 In a time of intense contestation on the correct economic policy for South Africa, economists from the left, right and centre all agree on one... 

Comrade Andrew Mlangeni (1925 - 2020)

Comrade Andrew Mlangeni (1925 - 2020)

22nd July 2020 Our stalwart. Our elder comrade. Our qhawe la maqhawe. Today, Comrade Andrew Mlangeni breathes no more, a giant of a man steeped in struggle.... 

Why one of three African candidates fits the bill as the new head of the WTO

Why one of three African candidates fits the bill as the new head of the WTO

22nd July 2020 The next director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will replace Brazilian Roberto de Azevedo, who has served since 2013 and plans to... 

Africa's research capacity is growing. That's good news for pandemic response efforts

Africa's research capacity is growing. That's good news for pandemic response efforts

22nd July 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has put global emergency preparedness under sharp scrutiny. It’s also placed national health systems’ capacity to predict and... 

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