Tag Archives: SJ Cooper-Knock

Broadening the lens on Zimbabwe: a response to Simukai Tinhu

In this blog one of our co-editors, Sarah Jane Cooper-Knock, shares her thoughts on a recent article by Simukai Tinhu on the political landscape in Zimbabwe.    

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New Year, Old ANC.


Last December, the South African nation watched as the ANC party conference took place in Mangaung. As the dust settles after the conference, our co-editor SJ Cooper-Knock, takes a look at what has changed for the ANC, and what hasn’t. The ANC Party Conference in Mangaung at the close of last year saw Zuma hold […]

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Whither Malema?

Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock

Few characters in South African politics have caused as much controversy as Julius Malema: how popular is this populist? What effect will his brand of politics have on the future of the country? Following his recent trial and broader tribulations, DiA Editor SJ Cooper-Knock asks what lies ahead for this ‘economic freedom fighter’.

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Adam Habib on Malema


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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