Youth unemployment betrays the promise and sacrifice of 1976 

Six years ago, Julian Brown wrote The Road to Soweto: Resistance and the Uprising of 16 June 1976. In a 2017 review of...

Insights into the Public Protector’s impeachment

Busisipho Siyobi, GGA's lead researcher in the Natural Resource Governance Programme, chats to Helen Acton, GGA...

Youth Day: Empowering African youth  

In 1991 the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) instituted the...

ESG is good for everyone, including the extractive industries

Why is good Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) in fragile African jurisdictions important? GGA...

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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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New patterns of political violence in SA

New patterns of political violence in SA

The nature of political violence in South Africa has changed over the decades since the first democratic election in 1994, becoming more intense and also concentrated in the local municipal landscape. The assassinations of counsellors in KZN last year show how those...

Nuclear power lite: Energy solution for South Africa

Nuclear power lite: Energy solution for South Africa

For more than a decade, poor energy reliability in South Africa has had a crippling effect on the country’s economic development. According to a report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa experienced 859 hours of rolling...

Can Africa join the digital data revolution?

Can Africa join the digital data revolution?

Governments cannot plan for what they do not know. Or to put it another way, accurate, accessible and intelligible data is critical to inclusive development and governance in Africa. Reliable data is of particular relevance as the continent grapples with policymaking...

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Explore Africa’s 54 countries from the Governance Report

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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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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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