Tag Archives: politics

Brexit: an uncertain separation

The date of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is drawing ever nearer. What this exactly will entail and how it will affect South Africa is yet to be seen, but the UK says that, regardless, it is pushing for closer economic ties with Africa.

Tanzania’s descent into despotism

John Magufuli came to power in Tanzania amid much fanfare. He’s done much in the way of reform — but the slow creep towards autocracy is concerning.

Zimbabwe has reason to hope — but not everyone shares in it

It is almost six months since the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe from Zimbabwe’s presidency. As more than 100 political parties gear up for elections in July, citizens’ hopes for the future range from cautiously optimistic to fiercely sceptical.

Katse Dam’s deep flood of suffering

While Phase 1 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project delivers “white gold” to Gauteng, the lives of residents in the area have been diminished

Coal mine canary Brett Murray shows the elephant in room

The artist Brett Murray chats about his show Again Again, a profoundly personal response to the South Africa’s turbulent political milieu.

Jwaneng mine

Time for Botswana to confront hard economic truths

The country needs to make structural changes to the economy and lessen its dependence on diamonds.

Mozambicans flee as Renamo and Frelimo face off

Innocent lives up-ended as conflict escalates.