Analysis

Zimbabwe suffers an elite transition while economic meltdown looms
Zimbabwe suffers an elite transition while economic meltdown looms
In Zimbabwe’s cities and towns, hundreds of thousands of citizens
​It is not 'anti-African' to call for Mugabe to go
​It is not 'anti-African' to call for Mugabe to go
Since news broke out earlier this week that military tanks were headed for Harare and that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) had taken control of...
Leaders abuse governance to control citizens
Leaders abuse governance to control citizens
Many African countries since independence from colonialism have operated under multiple systems of governance: the country’s formal institutions,...
Equal Education must get its facts straight
Equal Education must get its facts straight
We write in response to the article “Equalisers fight for schools not built” (November 3).
Zimbabwe can learn from Ghana’s political and economic success
Zimbabwe can learn from Ghana’s political and economic success
There is a personal story I share with my children and staff by way of saying never be shy of conflict: no storming, no norming, no performing....
A letter from a Zimbabwean observing the unthinkable
A letter from a Zimbabwean observing the unthinkable
The unthinkable has happened in Zimbabwe. After a day of fake news and hyped up versions of reality, of military tanks spotted around the capital,...
What we know so far of the events of the military take-over in Zimbabwe
What we know so far of the events of the military take-over in Zimbabwe
The events taking place in Zimbabwe, though still fluid and murky, represent the breaking of the umbilical chord between President Robert Mugabe...
What the hijacking of South Africa's Treasury means for the economy
What the hijacking of South Africa's Treasury means for the economy
South Africa has been rocked by news that...
Why South Africans should be worried by ANC talk of a 'colour revolution'
Why South Africans should be worried by ANC talk of a 'colour revolution'
The term “colour revolution” has recently found its way into South Africa’s political vocabulary. The evocative phrase is increasingly cropping...
Are South Africa's anti-corruption crusaders racist?
Are South Africa's anti-corruption crusaders racist?
In the last few weeks, more attention has been focused on South African President Jacob Zuma than usual because of the release of an explosive new book — 'The...
Voluntourism: What’s wrong with it and how it can be changed
Voluntourism: What’s wrong with it and how it can be changed
Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is an emerging trend of travel...
Media must be rape activists, not bystanders
Media must be rape activists, not bystanders
In orientation week of 2008 I had a new group of journalism students working in the Grocott’s Mail newsroom in Grahamstown. We arrived for duty...
How the ANC electoral conference should work
How the ANC electoral conference should work
The ANC’s nomination process to elect a new leadership in December is now well and truly underway. According to the Mail &...

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