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Africa Under The Radar

South Africa: Attempts at Continental Diplomacy

Under President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa is seeking to regain the respect and authority it held in its early years of democracy.

Africa Politics

South Africa elections: Opportunities and challenges

South Africa’s recent general election has bucked the international trend towards populism by consolidating its democracy at the political centre.

Africa International

South Africa’s ‘new dawn’ of international strategy

After a troubled decade under President Zuma, South Africa is emerging to what new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has dubbed a ‘new dawn’.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Ramaphosa’s land reform gamble

On December 20th 2017, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) voted to lay the groundwork for the expropriation of land without compensation, marking a departure from a ‘willing buyer willing seller’ model. This was the easy part – actual implementation will be decisive for the country.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 18 – 24 February 2018

South Africa’s new president seeks change in direction following tumultuous Zuma years. Ethiopia’s ruling party looks for solutions after PM’s resignation. Australia’s coalition government at a crossroads as leaders trade barbs. Mueller investigation enters new phase as 13 Russians are indicted. All in The Week Ahead 

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Mantras but little substance: The future of the ANC

South Africa’s national policy conference closed with an ANC that has never been as divided as it is now in its 105-year old history.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

South Africa’s power crisis inhibits growth

Between December 5th and 8th, South Africa underwent a wave of debilitating power cuts. Failure to reform the country’s struggling state-owned power supplier could jeopardize the vitality of the South