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The demonization of Caster Semenya continues

The demonization of Caster Semenya continues

6th May 2019 Caster Semenya, one of the world’s greatest female middle-distance runners, may be forced to quit the event she has dominated for a decade. After... 

Threats to press freedom are taking on different forms across Africa

Threats to press freedom are taking on different forms across Africa

3rd May 2019 Africa buried two of its journalists in 2018. One was killed in Somalia and the other in the Central African Republic. According to a report by the... 

 Repositioning the AU’s role in countering terror

Repositioning the AU’s role in countering terror

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd May 2019 Early in March, senior African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) officials gathered in Mogadishu to review the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).... 

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Is Burundi ready to become an SADC member?

Is Burundi ready to become an SADC member?

3rd May 2019 Common sense would suggest that a country that has been experiencing political instability for 14 years, on the back of a 12 year civil war (1993 -... 

ANC will come out  tops – and here’s why

ANC will come out tops – and here’s why

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     3rd May 2019 Apparently there is a general election on May 8. Were it not for the so-called service delivery protests, one would have forgotten that South... 

Technology and systemic innovation

Technology and systemic innovation

By: Terence Creamer     3rd May 2019 Asked during a recent interview with Wired magazine what technologies will have the most impact during the next five to 10 years, former US... 

Return To The African Heart

Return To The African Heart

2nd May 2019 ‘What we call land is an element of nature inextricably interwoven with man's institutions. To isolate it and form a market for it was perhaps the... 

Caster Semenya: how much testosterone is too much for a female athlete?

Caster Semenya: how much testosterone is too much for a female athlete? 

2nd May 2019 The South African athlete, Caster Semenya, has lost her case against the athletic governing body, IAAF, which means that she will have to take... 

 Race still colours South Africa’s politics 25 years after apartheid’s end

Race still colours South Africa’s politics 25 years after apartheid’s end

2nd May 2019 It would be surprising if race played no part in South African elections. The country’s colonial and apartheid past ranked alongside the America’s... 

 Félix Tshisekedi walks a political tightrope

Félix Tshisekedi walks a political tightrope

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd May 2019 Three months into Félix Tshisekedi’s presidency, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) still has neither a government, nor a prime minister.... 

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