Category Archives: Sound Ideas

Colin Bundy on the state of the nation in South Africa

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In this podcast, eminant South Africa historian Colin Bundy talks to one of our editors, Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock, on the politics in South Africa. After taking stock on the state of the nation-  now in its 18th year after the transition from apartheid – Colin speaks about the key players on the road to Mangaung, where […]

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Peter Eigen: APP’s ‘Jobs, Justice and Equity’ report

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In part two of our series on the Africa Progress Panel, DIA’s Co-Editor Sarah Jane Cooper-Knock speaks with Peter Eigen about the APP’s latest panel report, ‘Jobs, Justice and Equity’. Peter Eigen is founder of Transparency International and a member of the Africa Progress Panel. The Africa Progress Panel, established in 2007, is a diverse […]

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Election Monitoring and Democracy

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In the third of our Sound Ideas series of podcasts – which feature short interviews with leading experts on the major issues of the day – Nic Cheeseman, Editor of Democracy in Africa, speaks with Aly Verjee on the topic of election monitoring.

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The ICC and Politics in Kenya

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In the second of our Sound Ideas series of podcasts – which feature short interviews with leading experts on the major issues of the day – Nic Cheeseman, editor of Democracy in Africa, and Muthoni Wanyeki, former Director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission, discuss the impact of the International Criminal Court’s prosecution of 4 prominent Kenyans with Denis M. Tull of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).

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Adam Habib on Malema

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In the first of our Sound Ideas series of podcasts – which will feature short interviews with leading experts on the major issues of the day – SJ Cooper-Knock, Assistant Editor of Democracy in Africa, talks to Professor Adam Habib, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg. As controversy around the ANC Youth League continues to spiral, SJ asks how we should understand the state of the ANC and the state of politics in South Africa more generally. Professor Habib also talks about the run up to ANC’s Conference in Manguang, and how we should understand the constant positioning and repositioning of key political figures within South Africa.

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