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Janusz Walus and parole for prisoners serving life sentences in South Africa: the weaknesses of the court’s decision

1st December 2022 The murder of Chris Hani, a South African liberation struggle hero, by Janusz Walus on 10 April 1993 almost derailed the country’s transition from... 

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Violence against women is staggeringly high in South Africa - a different way of thinking about it is needed

30th November 2022 South Africa has notoriously high levels of violence against women. The latest police figures show that 10 818 rape cases were reported in the... 

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Ending HIV as a public health threat – 3 essential reads

30th November 2022 In 2014 the United Nations set an ambitious goal: to end the AIDS pandemic by the year 2030. There have been significant advances in HIV treatment... 

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Paul Biya has been Cameroon’s president for 40 years – and he might win office yet again

29th November 2022 At 89 years old, one of the oldest leaders in the world, President Paul Biya of Cameroon has marked 40 years as head of state. He assumed office in... 

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East African Court of Justice – what it is and what its powers are

29th November 2022 Martha Karua, the running mate of Raila Odinga, the losing candidate in Kenya’s 2022 presidential election, continues to dispute William Ruto’s... 

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How to impeach a president: Ramaphosa case puts new rules to the test in South Africa

28th November 2022 South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa faces possible impeachment in the country’s parliament over the illegal stashing of thousands of US... 

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Land reform in South Africa: 5 myths about farming debunked

28th November 2022 South Africa’s land reform policy remains highly contested. But, in our view, a number of persistent myths about farmland statistics and the... 

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Simon Nkoli’s fight for queer rights in South Africa is finally being celebrated – 24 years after he died

25th November 2022 Born in 1957, Simon Tseko Nkoli had just turned 41 when he died, in 1998, of an AIDS-related illness. In his short life, the South African activist... 

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Sandton terror alert: time for South Africa to improve its intelligence sharing channels with the US

25th November 2022 The announcement in October 2022 by the US embassy in South Africa of a possible terror attack caused a lot of confusion, concern and, in some... 

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The US dollar is getting stronger: African countries are feeling the pain and have few policy options

24th November 2022 The US dollar has been advancing rapidly in response to the Federal Reserve’s resolve to keep raising policy rates for longer to regain control of... 

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