Martin Plaut

Martin Plaut works from London. South Africa, the Horn of Africa. Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies Martin Plaut has over 20246 followers on Twitter.

How the glow of the historic accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea has faded

A year ago Eritreans could hardly contain their joy as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed touched down in Asmara. The city had seen...

How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power

Given the range of support for President Omar al-Bashir, it isn't surprising that he's managed to resist pressure to step down

Revealed: Margaret Thatcher’s ‘Marshall Plan for southern Africa’

To get Nelson Mandela released and save Namibia's independence elections, Thatcher proposed a massive aid programme.

As pressure mounts, President Zuma blames an old enemy: Western intelligence agencies

President Jacob Zuma has survived an attempt to remove him, and argued that it was a conspiracy.

Clerics on a peace mission in CAR

Christian and Muslim leaders have joined forces on a European peace mission to put a stop to the killings in Central African Republic.

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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