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Oliver Tambo Documentary: A General And A Diplomat

By Kagiso Mnisi The dual role of Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo as a General of uMkhontho weSizwe and Diplomat for the liberation movement;  makes him by far a prominent figure in the African political and historical narratives. Featuring a stellar cast of commentators some including Dr. Lindiwe Mabuza and  Dr. Zuki Tshabalala, A General And A Diplomat deciphers the factors that made O.R. the juggernaut he is and the teachings […]

today28/10/2019

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South Africa has a new presidential advisory unit. Will it improve policy?

By: Alan Hirsch, University of Cape Town The Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, the country’s seat of government. Shutterstock     South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is establishing a unit in the presidency which he hopes will improve policy development and coordination. This is an important initiative designed to help him address the huge challenges facing his incoming government. There is no question that strengthening the government’s policy capacity […]

today21/05/2019

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Electoral systems need urgent reform. South Africa is no exception

By: Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand South Africans go to the polls on 8 May, 2019. EPA/Nic Bothma   The long running political soap opera unfolding in Westminster over a decision taken two years ago in a referendum to leave the European Union has been the top running news story for months on end. The UK finds itself at an impasse, with members of parliament unable to decide how […]

today23/04/2019

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South Africa doesn’t have enough women in foreign policy. Why it matters.

By: Jo-Ansie van Wyk, University of South Africa Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Canada last year. Andre Pichette/EPA-EFE   The first ever conference of women foreign ministers took place in Canada last year. Ministers from 17 countries, including Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and South Africa, attended. Prior to the meeting Sweden and Canada had already committed to pursuing feminist foreign policy. This focuses on the abolition of all forms of […]

today09/04/2019

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South Africa gets help tracking down social media predators ahead of poll

By: Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study   A man makes his mark in South Africa’s general elections on May 7, 2014. EPA/Ihsaan Haffejee   Can South Africa really hold a general election on the 8th of May in a way that it really represents the views of its people? One might have thought this was an academic question. The Electoral Commission of South Africa is well respected and the […]

today12/03/2019

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The legacy of Robert Sobukwe 41 years since his death

By Zuko Komisa As we enter the 25th year since ushering our democracy in 1994, we are reminded of our liberation fighters who devoted their lives to the cause. Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe died on this day 41 years ago. His contribution to the struggle was his strong conviction and his advocacy of radical black consciousness which resulted in the apartheid state instituting the 'Sobukwe Clause". The clause was evidence of […]

today27/02/2019

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Both democracy and authoritarianism are on the rise in Africa

By: Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham Repression is on the rise in Zambia under President Edgar Lungu. EPA/EFE/Abir Sultan Is democracy in Africa in retreat? Or is it simply suffering “growing pains”? The last 12 months have seen a great deal of controversy and debate on these important questions. There have been some bright spots, like the rise of more resilient opposition movements in the Democratic Republic of Congo and […]

today19/02/2019

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What needs to be done to stop Zimbabwe’s violent meltdown

By: Tapiwa Chagonda, University of Johannesburg Protesters block a major road leading into centre of Zimbabwe’ capital Harare. EPA-EFE/Aaron Ufumeli   Zimbabwe is sliding into a violent meltdown and it’s expected to worsen, unless there are some serious interventions. Days of mass protests have been characterised by violence, looting and heavy-handedness by the police and army. It has led to the deaths and injury of many people, largely in Harare […]

today22/01/2019

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Girls in West Africa offered into sexual slavery as ‘wives of gods’

By: Wisdom Mensah, University of West Florida In certain communities in Benin, Togo and Ghana, young virgin girls are sent to atone for their family’s wrongdoing. Linda De Volder/Flickr   There are global efforts fighting modern slavery, but one traditional system is still holding strong in West Africa: Trokosi. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Wisdom Mensah about the system and what can be done to finally put a […]

today30/10/2018

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