Latest articles on Piers Pigou

After disputed elections, Zimbabwe government’s credibility is in jeopardy

Zimbabwe’s disputed elections have reinforced political divisions as the Constitutional Court hears an opposition challenge of the results.

Democracies die behind closed doors: Battling for the right to know

Avoidance and refusal have become default settings in government as requests for more information are routinely ignored.

Back to the future for Zimbabwe

Inclusive government was always a misnomer and the elections will only cement its demise, writes <b>Piers Pigou</b>.

Zim land-reform myths: Beyond false binaries

An appreciation of the potential of peasant agricultural production in Zimbabwe is not new, argues <b>Piers Pigou</b>.

Concern as violence renews in East Timor

Indictments leveled at the end of February at seven senior Indonesian military officers for their role in, and responsibility for, the carnage that engulfed East Timor in 1999 comes against a backdrop of growing fears about plans to destabilise East Timor

A peek behind the veil

Unfinished Business: South Africa, Apartheid & Truth is the first publication on how South Africa has tried to deal with its past that does not focus on the workings of the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission (TRC) or the politics and promises of transitional justice. Instead its author, veteran journalist Terry Bell, raises a host of issues that should have received the commission's attention, but did not. Piecing together "shards and fragments of fact", Bell has provided us with "a series of interrelated images of the past" that question the wisdom of drawing a veil over "the still vast unfinished mosaic of the times of apartheid".

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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