The right to protest in South Africa and beyond: from democratic...

As 2019 draws to a close, Jane Duncan reviews subtle measures employed by countries like South Africa to limit protests. Read more about how...

What is the root cause of South Africa’s violence problem?

Everyone knows that South Africa has a violence problem. But few people understand the root causes, or have a good idea about how to...

South Africa – Liberal opposition faces existential crisis

South Africa's opposition party appears to be falling apart following a period of gradual growth. Does this mean even greater ANC dominance? And what...

Leaders for a new Africa? A new ISPI Report

The Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) just published its new Africa Report – Leaders for a new Africa. Democrats, autocrats and development...

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...