Why liberalism in South Africa is not only for white people

Stephen Friedman discusses the interaction between political ideology and race in South Africa, where prominent figures within the Democratic Alliance have labelled to remove leader...

Why Africa needs a regional criminal court

Does Africa need a regional criminal court? And how can we promote international justice in light of recent criticisms of the International Criminal Court. Dominique...

African countries need to up their game to embed constitutional democracy

A number of African countries including Kenya and South Africa now have high quality progressive constitutions. But this does not always mean that they...
Global UK, Africa policy after Brexit

‘Global Britain’ and Africa beyond Brexit

The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union presents an opportunity for the UK and Africa to negotiate more favourable trading terms for their...

Mugabe is dead, but old men still rule Africa

Despite the departure of some of Africa's longest serving leaders in recent years, the continent is still dominated by old men. Henning Melber explores...

The slow and painful death of the feminist agenda in South...

What happened to the feminist agenda that swept South Africa 25 years ago? Amanda Gouws investigates, and finds that despite a lot of hard...

Democracy’s Infrastructure

In this edition of our popular DiA Book Club, Antina von Schnitzler shares thought-provoking insights from her book, Democracy’s Infrastructure. Read more to understand...

What Africa has to teach the world about democracy

Recent episodes of backsliding in countries such as South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda has led to a resurgence of Afropessimism and the idea that...

Women’s Activism in Africa: Struggles for Rights and Representation

Our popular Book Club feature brings you accessible and powerful summaries of the best books on Africa. In this edition, Balghis Badri and Aili...

President Ramaphosa faces populist pushback in South Africa

Many are hoping that Cyril Ramaphosa can turn South Africa around, by reforming the government and civil service and inspiring economic growth. But, argues Jason...