The Governance Report
Statement on the new ANC leadership: No time for complacency
Former South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize (L) congratulates South African President and re-elected leader of the African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa during the 55th National Conference of the ANC in...
Why the Public Protector is being impeached, slowly and controversially
The South African Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, is doing an impressive job at protecting – her seat, that is, not the...
Going hungry or going green? A critical look at the ‘Green Revolution’ project in Africa
Since the development of “miracle wheat” in 1954 by Norman Borlaug, the way in which international organisations support and invest in agriculture...
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 Commission’s (‘the Commission’) findings against him. This decision highlights legal and political weaknesses in South Africa’s democratic system.
Shell judgment shows that environment matters
Shell judgement shows that environment matters
A ‘good news’ budget still needs a sustainable governance strategy
Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s maiden budget speech is being billed as good news. Overall tax revenue is estimated at R210 billion more than...
Instability and coups in West Africa: a call for collective action
In recent years, West Africa has seen a spate of coups and attempted coups. Efforts by governance actors in the region to prevent these incidents...
Why South Africa Census 2022 matters
The fourth national census in South Africa’s democratic history commenced on 2 February 2022. For the first time, and partly as a response to the...
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