African National Congress

Cleaning up

Africa: corruption The continent’s high levels of graft are at the root of its lack of development, and mostly affect the poor By William Gumede What is the extent of corruption in Africa? The recent Global Corruption...

Extractive industries: Opportunity or threat?

Extractive industries: Opportunity or threat?

In the face of increasing automation, Africa’s resource economies will not have the time to create an industrial middle class as developed nations did The effect of increasing mechanisation on the industrial sector has...

South Africa lagging behind the Asian Tigers

South Africa lagging behind the Asian Tigers

While South Africa is a developmental state on paper, it’s not keeping pace with Asian nations’ successes When Jacob Zuma assumed power in 2009 he promised to work on turning South Africa into a “developmental state”,...

The demon of tribalism

The demon of tribalism

Jacob Zuma’s narrow Zulu nationalism stands in the way of the development of an inclusive South African identity Most African countries were flung together by former colonial powers out of diverse ethnic, religious and...