Thabo Mbeki
South Africa: a time to worry

South Africa: a time to worry

Spare a thought for South African journalists, reduced to peering into murk and gun smoke for clues to what’s going on inside South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the crisis-riddled state agency that...

The demon of tribalism

The demon of tribalism

South Africa: inclusive versus exclusive politics 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...

Resource-rich countries should up their game

Resource-rich countries should up their game

Resource-rich countries are losing billions in revenue through bad and inefficient tax regimes and underselling mining assets The Africa Progress Panel puts it well: if Africa is so resource-rich, why are its people...

Resource-rich countries should up their game

Resource-rich countries should up their game

Resource-rich countries are losing billions in revenue through bad and inefficient tax regimes and underselling mining assets The Africa Progress Panel puts it well: if Africa is so resource-rich, why are its people...

African leaders and the Panama Papers

African leaders and the Panama Papers

While the involvement of Africans in the Panama Papers scandal has been described as ‘jaw dropping’, the revelations have resulted in very little action being taken In February this year Jürgen Mossack and Ramón...