The legal and political implications of a judicial review of the Zondo Commission’s findings

Gwede Mantashe, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, has threatened to judicially review the Zondo...

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Meaningful consultation with communities: what does it mean?

Meaningful consultation with communities: what does it mean?

The recent High Court case that interdicted Shell’s seismic blasting campaign off South Africa’s Wild Coast demonstrates how indigenous communities are using the courts to protect their constitutional and customary rights. Representatives of various indigenous fishing...

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Botswana’s backsliding: A story of governance demise 

Botswana’s backsliding: A story of governance demise 

Trust is difficult to build and easy to destroy. The same is true of democracy and good governance. Botswana has, relatively speaking, been a shining light of democracy on the continent. Until now, that is. Its recent democratic backsliding appears to have gone...

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COP26: What should be at the top of Africa’s agenda?

In November, the United Kingdom will host the 26th annual United Nations (UN) global climate summit – called COP – or “Conference of the Parties” in Glasgow. COP26 (delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic) has a unique urgency and could prove to be one of the most important conferences of our time. Most experts agree that the…

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Ramaphosa exercises good governance in appointing Zondo

Ramaphosa exercises good governance in appointing Zondo

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Raymond Zondo as South Africa’s Chief Justice. It is difficult to overstate the importance of this appointment for upholding South Africa’s constitution and its primary precept, the rule of law. The president has shown strategic...

Ukraine conflict – implications for Africa

Ukraine conflict – implications for Africa

As the world watches in disbelief as the war in Ukraine evolves, the adage comes to mind: in every crisis there is an opportunity. As Africa prepares for the inevitable political and economic fallout, it may be an opportune time for some African countries to formulate...

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