On predictability. The everyday struggles of shack dwellers in South Africa

Last week, the award-winning film, Dear Mandela, by Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza, was screened at the London School of Economics and Political Science....

Why elections in Bostwana and South Africa can be ‘free’ but...

In this article, Nicola de Jager argues that we need to take another look at Southern Africa's 'democratic darlings'; Botswana and South Africa. These...

The state of democracy in Africa

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define, measure, and systematically understand democracy across the diverse...

Performing opposition in the South African National Assembly

In this blog, Rachel Johnson makes the case for exploring disruptive performances in South Africa's National Assembly. This approach can give us a new...

#Rhodesmustfall: institutional racism in South Africa and beyond

Our Co-editor, Sarah Jane Cooper-Knock, explores the recent protests around institutional racism at the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University in South Africa....

What’s in a name? BRICS and the global financial architecture

In this article Pooja Jain and Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock explore plans by the BRICS countries to establish their own development bank and currency reserve. What...

What does Zuma’s resignation mean for South Africa?

Alex Beresford provides a short and sweet analysis of the outlook for South Africa following the fall of Jacob Zuma and the rise of Cyril...

South Africa at the polls, and beyond.

In this blog piece our Co-editor, Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock, takes a look at the run-up to South Africa's polls, and the longer-term political questions that...

South African Elections 2014 – after the party, the long view

In this two-part blog, Matthew Kustenbauder unpacks the South African election results, highlighting historic trends, new developments, and future possibilities. In his first post,...

Camalita Naicker on Activism and the Academy

Camalita Naicker speaks to us about student activism at the University-Currently-Known-As Rhodes University as part of the Centre of African Studies' conference on Decolonizing...