[ANALYSIS] May in Africa: Post-Brexit development agenda smacks of desperation
Theresa May is the latest in a long line of prime ministers who have evoked the potential of 'Africa' for their own political purposes.
[OPINION] Trump’s comment about SA is a reminder that race still matters
US President Donald Trump chose last week to pronounce on land reform in South Africa.
[OPINION] Key questions the Zondo inquiry needs to pose about the nuclear deal
A commission of inquiry to investigate state capture was initiated in January, headed by the Constitutional Court’s Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
[ANALYSIS] Zero-rated VAT items: How SA is going about expanding the list
South Africa is processing a new report produced by an independent panel that reviewed the current list of items exempted from Value Added Tax (VAT).
[OPINION] What changing the ownership of Sarb will, and won’t, do
The push to nationalise South Africa's Reserve Bank is informed by the mistaken view that private shareholders affect monetary policy.
[OPINION] SA’s criminal justice system on the mend. But it’s just the beginning
The axing of the prosecutions head follows sweeping changes to other king positions in the security cluster by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
[OPINION] Idris Elba: isn’t it time for a black James Bond?
Whispers that the very suave – and yet indisputably black – Idris Elba could potentially play James Bond have ignited social commentaries about race, filmic representation and literary integrity around the world.
[ANALYSIS] Kofi Annan: a complicated legacy of achievements and failures
Kofi Annan was the first UN employee to rise to the position of secretary general, but his tenure also had a darker side.
[OPINION] How the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia can play a role in reconciliation
Abiy’s administration is either showing signs of complacency or is incapable of ensuring the safety of its citizens. As a result, his project of national reconciliation faces an increasing threat.
[ANALYSIS] ConCourt strikes a blow for South Africa’s criminal justice system
The Constitutional Court judgment on Mxolisi Nxasana and Shaun Abrahams shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.
[ANALYSIS] How fears about jobs drive anti-migrant sentiment in SA
A survey shows 70% of South Africans feel immigrants pose a threat to the country.
[ANALYSIS] Kabila’s decision to step aside won’t change DRC’s power dynamics
Emmanuel Shadary is President Joseph Kabila's preferred presidential candidate, meaning that Kabila could remain in power if not in office.
[ANALYSIS] There’s a reason Siri, Alexa and A.I. are imagined as female – sexism
Virtual assistants are often assumed to be female – perpetuating gendered assumptions in our imagined future.
[OPINION] Trevor Noah is right. People can be both French & African
It is important to understand that the African diaspora constitutes complex and multiplicitous identities.
[OPINION] Can Southern Africa’s liberation movements abandon old bad habits?
Southern Africa's liberation movements have been losing popularity and confronting a crisis of legitimacy.
[OPINION] SA may finally be marching towards solutions to sexual violence
Gender-based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
[ANALYSIS] Can a regional court be a viable alternative to the ICC in Africa?
The court seeks to put an end to impunity by ensuring that these serious crimes don’t go unpunished, and ensure their effective prosecution through international cooperation.
[OPINION] Will Zimbabwe’s messy election get messier?
What start is this for a regime promising Lazarus-like revival for the ruling party and its friends around the world - not to mention ordinary Zimbabweans?