South African politicians, not bureaucrats, stand in the way of a professional civil service

By Mcebisi Ndletyana, University of Johannesburg The post-COVID-19 world will demand that governments do more with less, or at least spend within their means. Economic activity has ground to a … Read More

Book reveals new, surprising nuggets about Nelson Mandela’s last years in jail

Gavin Evans, Birkbeck, University of London Twenty years ago the South African academic Jan-Ad Stemmet met the apartheid era justice minister Kobie Coetsee, who announced he had transcripts of 13,000 … Read More

What Mandela And Fanon Learned From Algeria’s Revolution In The 1950s

Umkhonto weSizwe founder Nelson Mandela, receives military training at an Algerian FLN camp in Morocco, 1962 On the fifth anniversary of South African statesman Nelson Mandela’s death, it’s worthwhile to remember how … Read More