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1st April 2019 Democracy is meant to be a system in which political parties compete to convince the people that they have answers to their most pressing problems.... →
29th March 2019 Recent power cuts and the announcement that South Africa’s power utility Eskom will be receiving R23-billion (about USD$1.5-billion) a year in... →
27th March 2019 South African media has been criticised on social media for its initially superficial and underwhelming coverage of the massive floods in... →
27th March 2019 Black landlessness has become a convenient weapon for political populists in South Africa. With elections around the corner, the lingering... →
26th March 2019 South Africa holds its sixth national election on May 8, coinciding with the country’s celebration of its silver jubilee as a democracy this year.... →
22nd March 2019 South Africa’s public schooling system is riddled with problems. Drop-out rates are high, pupils lack proper support and mentoring, and the... →
20th March 2019 We often hear that irrigation in Africa is too limited, and that the key to a “green revolution” on the continent is to expand to levels seen in... →
19th March 2019 Namibia’s South West African People’s Organisation (Swapo) is an exception among the liberation movements that became governments in Africa. As... →
11th March 2019 The post-Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe continues to struggle to establish its legitimacy. While this is the case the terms of its future international... →
11th March 2019 Since February 2018, there have been about 60 terror attacks in the eastern region of Burkina Faso. Although no group has claimed responsibility,... →