May 25th, 2012
One of South Africa’s largest tertiary institutions, the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban, is a site of multiple controversy but a near-disaster on Monday deserves more reflection because it points us in a positive direction: away from allying with the Israeli state and its apartheid poli...
May 13th, 2012
The bad publicity generated by the dubious dealings of two of President Jacob Zuma’s children and other relatives is unlikely to have a bearing on the president’s fortunes at the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung. But it has been described as a PR disaster that could severely compromise public co...
Dec 8th, 2011
Patrick Bond and Michael Dorsey Africa is being cooked by climate change, and those causing the crisis should compensate the victims. This is probably the only hope for any top-down action at the Durban COP17 this week, with the Green Climate Fund design committee co-chaired by Trevor Manuel now sear...
Apr 1st, 2011
African leaders early Friday delivered a thinly veiled rebuke to Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, after a security summit sharply demanded an end to political violence ahead of expected polls. The security “Troika” of the 15-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) issued an ...
Mar 31st, 2011
Hundreds of skeletons found in a remote mine shaft have brought a macabre thrust to election campaigning in Zimbabwe — but the presence of some corpses still with skin, hair and body fluids has raised doubts over claims white colonial-era troops committed the massacres more than 30 years ago. Patholo...