Webster Zambara

Dr Webster Zambara is a project leader of Peacebuilding Initiatives at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. He recently spent eight days building the capacity of women mediators in Cameroon at the invitation of United Nations Women

The SADC will regret its approach to Mozambique’s insurgence

The SADC has been lackadaisical in its response to the insurgency in Mozambique and in so doing, is putting several other southern African countries at risk

Pandemic-induced human rights violations a double tragedy to humanity

The conflation of human rights violations and a pandemic leave the most vulnerable marginalised. Equitable and democratic societies are needed to fight against this

The Covid-19 pandemic is not an excuse to trample on human rights

By violating basic human rights, governments risk inflicting a double tragedy on their most vulnerable populations

South Africa’s lockdown may push Zimbabwe to the edge

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation in Zimbabwe could not have been much worse

The AU’s new transitional justice policy could be a game-changer

This new framework can be used to resolve past violent conflicts as well as to sustain peace and development in Africa

Courageous women work to end Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis

The secessionist struggle has turned increasingly violent, with families fleeing and women violated

Zimbabwe and the DRC are Ramaphosa’s first foreign policy tests

​The recent ascendance of President Ramaphosa to the highest echelons of political power has largely been positively received locally and abroad

‘Africa rising’ threatened by extremism, power-corrupted leaders and climate change

Africa and its diaspora are celebrating Africa Day. This year’s theme is 'Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in youths'.

It’s East vs West Africa in battle for AU chair

The continent’s prime untapped asset, its youth, will be sidelined by the succession battle

SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region

Besides being the last absolute monarchy in Africa, its people are desperately poor and money is being wasted on the king’s vanity projects.

Terror attacks mar Africa Day celebrations

Human rights and the rights of women are the focus of Africa Day, but increasingly terror attacks are hampering development, writes Webster Zambara.

Mozambique polls put SADC to the test

The regional body must deal with any potential post-election peace and security challenges facing Mozambique.

Press Releases

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

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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