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Can member-owned football clubs succeed?

Football supporters often fantasise about seizing control of their clubs, sending owners and officials down the tunnel. But evidence suggests that democratic, fan-owned teams are not for glory hunters

Richard Calland: South Africa needs a Roosevelt style of leadership

President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to hold ‘fireside chats’ and have more power and institutional muscle around him, writes Richard Calland

The new ‘invisible enemy’

Anti-racism and political contagion from Save Darfur to Black Lives Matter

Eusebius McKaiser: A witness to Covid-19 stigma

Let us please not repeat the devastating Aids story where people died of shame rather than admit being infected by the virus

Richard Calland: What brave new world awaits us?

Responses to terrible inequality, climate change and the Covid-19 economic crisis will decide this

Richard Calland: CR’s tough test amid politics of pandemic

Opposition parties and ANC ‘factions’ will attempt to use the crisis to their advantage

The pandemic creates ideal conditions for the rise of populism

The state of politics and geopolitics has been exacerbated, rather than stabilised, by the coronavirus crisis

Richard Calland: A lifetime chance for a future we want

Leaders need to grapple with the wicked problem of how to ease out of the lockdown

Jair Bolsonaro: the president who ‘ordered his country to die’

The Brazilian president broke self-isolation, despite being exposed to Covid-19, and has encouraged his supporters to do the same, while his health minister battles to contain the crisis

Editorial: Decisive leadership in Covid-19

Last week the Brazilian health minister warned that the country’s public health system was likely to collapse under the strain of the coronavirus by...

How South Africa and Germany can help the world

Both countries have a strong orientation towards multilateralism and democratic values

UN sounds alarm over climate change’s impact on human rights

The UN rights chief also highlighted the impact climate change is having on insecurity around the world

What South Africa can learn from Brazil

As the fallout from Lava Jato shows, we must be wary of factionalism in the fight against graft

As Bolsonaro incinerates the Amazon, urgent action is needed for climate justice

As South Africans, we must support the fight to save the Amazon, but also take a strong stand on environmental concerns that are closer to home

Amazon fires create image nightmare for Brazil

The fires took on an international dimension over the weekend, as French President Emmanuel Macron tackled the topic on Twitter during the G7 summit

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