William Gumede, who wrote a book about the ANC, makes a strange and careless argument–without recourse to evidence–about the ruling party’s fortunes.
The writer, originally from Cape Town, remembers Nelson Mandela’s impact on his life.
Ramphele has never enjoyed widespread grassroots support as a political figure in South Africa and hasn’t been in active in any political movement for at least 30 years now.
Motsepe was named South Africa’s first black dollar billionaire by Forbes Magazine.
The South African Constitution and the emerging rights jurisprudence of the country’s Constitutional Court are, demonstrably, influential.
The news that J.M. Coetzee had contributed to a book entitled “Australia: Story of a Cricket Country” rankled the author, a committed Coetzeephile, slightly.
Global Go To Think Tank Report’s “Top Thirty Think Tanks in sub-Saharan Africa” amounts more to an exercise in elite back slapping with a distinct northern bias.
Blind clichés, projections and stereotypes masquerading as analysis in Foreign Policy by Karen Leigh, Time Magazine’s correspondent for West Africa.
South African elites and their political parties and trade unions cannot claim to represent the masses anymore. This has created space for Julius Malema’s brand of populist politics.
Omar al-Bashir has a bigger problem than the ICC: Ordinary citizens, including the middle classes, taking to the streets against the effects of austerity on their lives.
The 1984 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town is one of South Africa’s great moral leaders.