Is South Africa’s Unrest an Insurrection?
President Cyril Ramaphosa believes the violence is politically motivated, but it looks more like an uprising of the poor and unemployed.
South Africa’s Twin Crises Are Feeding Each Other
Political chaos is worsening the third wave of the coronavirus.
South Africa Needs the UAE’s Help to Fight Corruption
The Emirati government should extradite the Gupta brothers. Sheltering them risks damaging its diplomatic and financial reputation.
Zuma’s Arrest Is a Victory for the Rule of Law in South Africa
By imprisoning a former president, the country has set an example for constitutional democracies across the world.
South African Police Are Undertrained, Uncontrolled, and Deadly
A disabled teenager’s killing underscores endemic police brutality.
Macron Goes to Africa
The French president is seeking to project influence, build new alliances, repair old rifts, and defuse the immigration issue at home.
South Africa’s Unaccountable Ruling Party
The ANC descends into infighting again as it tries to suspend top officials facing corruption charges.
Is Jacob Zuma Headed for Jail?
South Africa’s former president failed to show up at a corruption inquiry. The country’s Constitutional Court is now deciding whether he should be arrested.
Don’t Let Drug Companies Create a System of Vaccine Apartheid
To avoid repeating the pitfalls of the HIV/AIDS crisis, governments and the WTO must make COVID-19 vaccination a public good by temporarily waiving intellectual property rights and compelling emergency production.
Women Athletes Subjected to ‘Sex Testing’ are Faced With Impossible Choices
The cases of Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand shed light on the invasive medical procedures endured by intersex athletes around the world.
Put Racial Justice at Center of the Biden-Harris Transition Plan
The new administration doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel—it can learn from South Africa’s experience with transitional justice.
How Press Freedom Came Under Attack in 2020
Citizens hungry for information turned to the media during the pandemic, but governments around the world used the crisis to restrict journalists.
Post-Trump America Needs the Courts, Not Truth and Reconciliation
The conditions that demanded healing elsewhere don’t apply in the United States.
‘Put South Africa First’ Breeds Hate Toward Other Africans
Anti-foreigner sentiments are growing against Nigerians like me.
By Ignoring African Leaders, the West Paved the Way for Chaos in Libya
A race-based colonial mindset that views the continent as Europe’s playground and dismisses the concerns of Africans continues to fuel death and destruction.
What South Africa Can Teach the United States About Repairing a Divided Society
Mature democracies don’t treat political opponents as wartime enemies.
In South Africa, Police Violence Isn’t Black and White
The killing of a coloured teenager in Johannesburg exposed the fraught state of race relations in South Africa—and how the racial hierarchies created by apartheid continue to plague the country.