The constitutional controversies surrounding the debates about the expropriation of farmlands from white farmers without compensation is already tearing South Africa apart and extreme care must be taken not to escalate it into a region-wide catastrophe. In pursuing this policy, …Continue reading
Later today, the South African Parliament will find out if constitutional changes allowing for the expropriation of privately-owned farmland without compensation will move forward. The Joint Constitutional Review Committee will deliver their verdict to the National Assembly, and if the …Continue reading
South African Airways (SAA) is a bloated and inefficient state-owned enterprise. If the government listened to reason rather than empty rhetoric, SAA could emulate the post-privatization successes of Kenya Airlines.
Like SAA, Kenya Airways was a state enterprise owned by …Continue reading
In September 2018 the Constitutional Court of South Africa passed down a landmark ruling that decriminalised the private use of cannabis. This means that people can grow and use cannabis in the private comfort of their homes. In the aftermath …Continue reading
Food insecurity is one of the most persistent challenges facing humanity. Interventions that seek to address it tend to focus on rural food insecurity and increasing food production. However, with the rapid rate of urbanisation in the Global South, urban …Continue reading
The economies of Nigeria and South Africa – the two biggest economies in Africa – may have been in their perilous period. Early this month, the South African government declared that the country’s economy plunged into “technical recession”. Three weeks …Continue reading