South Africa
How much longer?

How much longer?

The Zimbabwean president managed to hold onto power through a pretence of competition through elections There has been neither peace nor serenity during Robert Mugabe’s 37 years in power. He has been at war in Zimbabwe...

Reducing aid, upping trade

Reducing aid, upping trade

Asian investment into Africa totals billions, but the continent needs to focus less on commodities to keep the cash coming As Africa reduces its reliance on aid as its traditional source of finance, it positions itself...

Between a rock and a hard place

Between a rock and a hard place

Childhood links to the motherland seem to require a certain patriotism, yet Swaziland is troubled by a self-serving ruler From a young age I came to admire the notions of “for God and country” and, of course, “Don’t...

Former golden child

Africa’s most sophisticated economy faces global headwinds, but problematic governance compounds its challenges The South African economy has made great strides since 1994, when apartheid was replaced with a democratic...