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Civil servants are the foundation of any good democracy

Good governance is not just about politicians, as Ghana’s elections demonstrate

Our world needs empathetic intervention — not heroes

The pandemic has reminded us of interconnectedness and that we need to see the world from various perspectives, especially in case studies

Q&A Sessions: Meet Thembisile Xulu, a doctor, hip-hop fan and mother

Dr Thembisile Xulu, the newly appointed chief executive of the Sanac Trust, tells Nicolene de Wee about a new plan to fight HIV, TB and STIs — and her hip-hop dance moves

Recommendations for a nation in crisis

South Africa lacks rigorous implementation of its many, well-designed policies and plans

Unisa appoints its first woman vice-chancellor

Professor Puleng Lenkabula will be the first woman vice-chancellor since Unisa’s establishment 148 years ago. She is also the fifth women vice-chancellor in the country

With 79% of votes, Steenhuisen is elected DA leader

It was a landslide victory for John Steenhuisen, who thanked his family and opponent Mbali Ntuli before characteristically tearing into the ANC-led government for its anti-liberal policies, numerous failures, megalomania, and rampant corruption.

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

Yes, Cote D’Ivoire’s president is running for a third term. But this time it’s different

COMMENT: A senior Ivorian government official argues that President Alassane Ouattara is within his rights to run again

Leadership themes for building an inclusive South African workplace culture

A more authentically inclusive culture can be fostered by emotionally astute leaders in four particular ways

Cameroon is not learning the governance lessons offered by Covid-19

Citizens of Cameroon are unable to trust their government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, given cases of ministers flouting restrictions, as well as allegations of corruption. This does not bode well for state responses to future crises

ANC still at odds over how to tackle leaders facing serious graft allegations

The ANC’s top six has been mandated to work closely with its integrity committee to tackle claims of corruption against senior party members

Leading others in a time of crisis

Like other sectors, higher education should continue to respond optimally to the coronavirus and map out a new path

Our Covid-19 world: how to reintegrate students into universities

Communication about the behavioural shifts and adaptations needed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic at institutions of higher education must be student-led

Three months in, Covid-19 poses triple threats in Africa

Health, debt and hunger are huge threats to the continent’s stability

An inconvenient truth: Virus presents symptoms of socio-economic injustice

The speed at which substantial wealth was given shows that investment in transformation and justice does not enjoy the same humanitarian response

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