In 2021, there were 16 different understandings of the concept. At the top of the list is the understanding of reconciliation as forgiveness. This is understandable but problematic.
This year’s budget will be a balancing act, but the treasury needs to prioritise restoring South Africans economic agency
Young Mozambicans in the country’s north, who are driven to join Islamic insurgents by poverty, must be included in peace and security efforts
The youth of South Africa have innate value and potential that needs to be unlocked and nurtured
Stability in Kenya hinges on a just, equitable distribution of resources, and a commitment to progress human development for the marginalised
Informal banking and trade are both a lifeline for local communities and a grey area for terror financing, requiring progressive efforts to develop rather than de-risk
A recent survey shows that white South Africans are still in denial about the legacies of our history
It is an unpopular view, but Fanie du Toit’s evidence and argument shows us a way forward
The desire for a united South Africa has decreased, according to a study evaluating changes in social attitudes and political views.
South Africans are not optimistic about the future, according to this year’s South African Reconciliation barometer.
Zimbabwe is on a path of renewal. On March 29 the baby was conceived. The birth pains and the labour might be arduous, but we are absolutely certain that the baby will be delivered. To anticipate the future we need to understand our past. The Zimbabwe crisis is inextricably linked to the nature of the post-colonial state.
The fierce struggle to combat apartheid in the years before its demise and in the ongoing fight against its residual effects sometimes, however, loses sight of the fact that the root causes of apartheid evil lay deeper than its manifestation. Human greed, exclusion and unbridled power continue to manifest themselves, writes Charles Villa-Vicencio.
South Africa’s wealth gap is widening and the average black citizen still only earns an eighth of what his white counterpart does nearly 14 years after the end of apartheid. In its annual survey, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, said inequality rose from 0,60 in 2006 to 0,62 last year on a zero to one scale.