Rule of law essential even when political stakes are high

South Africa has awoken to news that a Section 89 panel report has recommended that the President, Cyril Ramaphosa,...

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Is terminating the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit legal?

Is terminating the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit legal?

Introduction The Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, has every right to terminate the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) regime, as he did on 19 November 2021. The ZEP programme was initially set up as a demonstration of goodwill by the South African government...

South African politics: Uncertainty prevails

South African politics: Uncertainty prevails

At the time of last year’s local government elections, it appeared we were at the end of a political age in South Africa. Since then, however, little evidence has emerged to suggest that this was, or is,  the case. It is November 2022, and the African National...

A strategy to future-proof Zambia’s mining industry

A strategy to future-proof Zambia’s mining industry

Zambia is in an opportune position to benefit from the growing demand for copper to support the global energy transition. Policymakers in President Hakainde Hichilema’s administration have an opportunity to build a resilient and high-performance Zambian economy to...