This marks as a win for the US who didn’t have to use its veto again
It should be the day of ANC’s reckoning, but opposition parties such as the Democratic Alliance should polish up their messaging on Israel’s war in Gaza
In a polarised world, Ramaphosa’s administration dodged some fatal bullets in the past five months that carried some hard long-term risks
Instead of remaining silent, Israel’s long-time friend must fight for the rights and freedoms that are inalienable on its own soi
With geopolitical tensions rising, whether the Russian president himself finally decides to stay at home or not, all eyes will be on Ramaphosa in the coming weeks
Minister in the presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni suggested the government could demarche the Polish ambassador for diplomatic offence
South African journalists and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s security were stuck in Poland despite the president having earlier met Poland’s leader
In the real world, diplomacy is driven by economic interests
The rand’s fall after the US’s Russian arms claims shows South Africa can’t risk taking a side
The minister of defence said she was tired of anti-Russian phobia in the country
How does Zambia see its relationship with the US amid shifting global dynamics?
As a country, our struggling economy is hitched to both the prospects of the East and the West. Being frozen out by any of them, would be punishing for all
The US has committed to aiding the continent in adapting to cleaner, renewable energy sources
Will the West be able to summon the fortitude to oppose Tsar Putin?
Economic war rages on as global power dynamics shift.
Sanctions can at best slow China from taking the global lead in chip manufacturing. At their worst, they will raise the chances of chip wars spilling into a physical or economic sphere
This follows the country securing billions of rands for the just energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable electricity
Rich in resources but largely unrecognised, those in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic eke out a livelihood under harsh conditions.
But some African countries plan to push for investment in oil and gas exploration at COP27 in Egypt this month
The EU, US and China wield the most carbon emissions, yet Africa is left paying the price, again. The continent needs to build its own resilience to combat a declining economy.
Via its institutions the US is pushing a covert agenda to establish Western beachheads in Ukraine, Hong Kong and Taiwan
Given South Africa’s leadership role, it’s an ideal location for the Secretary to deliver a speech announcing and describing the US strategy toward sub-Saharan Africa
The expanding use of private military and security companies in recent years suggests that they may take a leading role as the Ukraine conflict develops
Far-right Republicans and the conservative supreme court are working on a carefully laid plan to turn the US into a repressive regime
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is a step in the right direction, but the world will remain unbalanced while nine states still hold these dangerous weapons
The AU lacked a security apparatus of its own and Nato and the West were only too happy to step into the breach
If graduates did not get their qualifications from the list of top 50 universities, 40 of which are in the US, France, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Canada and Japan, they will be excluded
These elections are a warning of how history can be washed over and and used to promote modern dynasties
Advisers – not consultants – can help close critical gaps in government where the loss of key skills leaves the president desperately needing to enhance the state’s capacity to secure his reforms
The connections between health, climate change, declining public trust and democratic legitimacy, and geopolitical instability must be recognised
The current scramble for Africa’s natural resources by major global political and economic rivalries portends deeper economic and political hardships for the continent
Flanked by divided NATO allies, the US walks a tightrope over a potential third world war