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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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How the private sector can support South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

4th August 2021 South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced the scaling up of the country’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout. At the beginning of... 

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Nigeria isn’t ready to deal with rising COVID-19 cases

2nd August 2021 With rising cases of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Nigeria, there is heightened concern about how well the country is prepared to... 

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Africa has a great strategic plan: now it needs to roll up its sleeves and take action

29th July 2021 When the United Nations started framing its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2012 – a shared blueprint for working towards global peace and... 

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Excluding migrants undermines the success of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts

29th July 2021 Migration is increasingly recognised as a determinant of health. Research shows that, in many cases, cross-border migrants arriving in new... 

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Military not a magic bullet: South Africa needs to do more for long term peace

27th July 2021 In a show of force unprecedented since South Africa became a democracy in 1994, the South African National Defence Force has commissioned 25,000... 

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Covid-19 in children: the South African experience and way forward

26th July 2021 Since its emergence in late 2019, SARS-CoV-2 has caused illness (Covid-19) and death in all countries in the world. The restrictions put in place... 

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Violence in South Africa: an uprising of elites, not of the people

23rd July 2021 From time to time, South Africa is rudely reminded that its past continues to make its present and future difficult. It does not always recognise... 

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