President Cyril Ramaphosa
Citizens tired of being played for a fool

Citizens tired of being played for a fool

There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, "fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” We have former United States president George...

Do citizen protests matter?

Do citizen protests matter?

A sustained combination of internal and external pressure is required to create a genuine civilian government in Zimbabwe Ahead of planned mass protests on July 31, Zimbabwe’s state security apparatus cracked down on...

South Africa: The bigger pandemic is corruption

South Africa: The bigger pandemic is corruption

Few issues highlight the dilemma of policy-making more than the choices faced by African governments during the Covid-19 pandemic. For many African countries with large numbers of day workers in the informal sector,...

As Covid empties plates, is it time to go BIG?

As Covid empties plates, is it time to go BIG?

South Africa already had a hunger crisis before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. As early as 2014, Oxfam reported that one in four South Africans went to bed hungry every day. About 17 million South Africans rely on the...