Powerless in the face of, desertification, sporadic jihadist violence, decrepit state infrastructure, high rates of infant and maternal mortality, perennial farmer-herder conflicts, sluggish economies with little job-creating opportunities, unsustainable demographic growth, and general erosion of the democracy. Weak post-independent institutions …Continue reading
In late March, most African states copied the approach taken by many countries worldwide and implemented a mass lockdown that saw schools close, curfews put in place, and people largely confined to their homes. While this approach makes sense and …Continue reading
During the 2014-2016 devastating Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, I worked as the Country Director for Plan International in Freetown, Sierra Leone and was humbled to be part of a coalition of state and non-state actors who …Continue reading
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni will deliver his 2020 budget speech today. South Africa enters a new decade with a growth forecast of only 0.7 percent (according to ratings agency Moody’s). The general mood surrounding this week’s budget speech is …Continue reading
Expropriation without compensation (EWC) is unnecessary for land reform, dangerous to the economy, and will be disastrous for the poor. The Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill proposes to change the Constitution to allow the government to expropriate private property without being …Continue reading
At a time when South Africa’s economy is flatlining and Eskom is failing, Government has proposed an amendment to the Bill of Rights, which will allow it to confiscate people’s homes without compensation.
This article will address four issues. …Continue reading
Discussions at last month’s United Nations (UN) General Assembly served as a stark reminder of the danger United Nations and World Health Organization policies pose to the development of new innovations. Many of these initiatives spawn controversial and non-evidence-based proposals …Continue reading