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Same old funding model can’t keep South African cities going or serve residents 

13th August 2021 Local government, neglected under apartheid in South Africa, was elevated in the 1996 constitution so as to strengthen democracy and help redress... 

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Insights for African countries from the latest climate change projections

12th August 2021 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – a body of the UN tasked with providing scientific information on climate change – has... 

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Angola’s Constitution is under review: but a great deal has been left undone

12th August 2021 Angola’s parliament recently approved a bill to review the country’s constitution 11 years after its promulgation. President João Lourenço used his... 

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Why Covid-19 vaccines should be mandatory in South Africa

11th August 2021 In recent months, the question of mandatory Covid-19 vaccination or limitations on those who choose not to be vaccinated has become a hot topic. In... 

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To postpone, or not to postpone? South Africa’s local elections hang in the balance

11th August 2021 Efforts are under way to postpone South Africa’s local government elections, set for October 2021, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Elections in... 

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Comply or leave: the dilemma facing humanitarian agencies

10th August 2021 The Ethiopian government has suspended the activities of three foreign humanitarian organisations which had been working in the Tigray region.... 

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Four priorities for Zambia after the 2021 elections

10th August 2021 Whoever wins Zambia’s 2021 general elections will face two key challenges: reviving the country’s democratic credentials and stimulating the... 

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How communists have shaped South Africa’s history over 100 years

6th August 2021 Until recently, just living to a 100 was an achievement worth celebrating for itself. In England new centenarians receive a special card from their... 

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South Africa’s way forward: abandon old ideas, embrace bold experimentation

5th August 2021 Foundation essay: our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting society. In the preface to his great... 

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Covid-19 herd immunity? It’s not going to happen, so what next?

4th August 2021 Any notion that Covid-19 was going to last for just a few months was very much misplaced in 2020. Especially after it was recognised that the... 

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