Authoritarianism

Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

What comes after nationalism in Africa? A luta continua

There are a number of cases in the past decade where Africans have managed to push the conversation beyond liberal reforms...

How colonial rule predisposed Africa to fragile authoritarianism

The unstable pathway many post-colonial African states followed was facilitated by the way in which European empires undermined democratic elements

Hong Kong protesters walk tightrope between peace and violence

While millions have hit the streets in remarkable scenes of peaceful people power, protests have also sunk into violence

South Africa must avoid authoritarian solutions

A nationalistic, gangster political faction is ready to exploit the crisis created by social inequality

It’s not right for SA’s left to reject elections

Elections can be used to build a movement that advances a democratic socialist alternative

Misleading myth of truth commissions

Other African countries should not be so quick to blindly copy South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission model

Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows

In Tanzania today, political space has shrunk to the point where protests are suppressed before they emerge

Presidential term limits: Slippery slope back to authoritarianism in Africa

More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action

Red flags of authoritarian creep

"You should care about the connection between reduced media freedom and a weaker democracy"

Latest

High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories