From our vault: Sharpeville, a crime that still echoes by J Brooks Spector, 21 March 2013

19 March 2015

More than fifty years ago, a massacre shocked the world and proved beyond doubt the inherent monstrosity of the apartheid system. It may have taken another 30 years for it to fall, but it was Sharpeville that first made its ultimate destruction inevitable. By J BROOKS SPECTOR.

It's Time to Change the Africa Narrative, 21 February 2015

2 March 2015

Ashish Thakkar, Founder of the Mara Group and the Mara Foundation argues that the Western media has outdated and incorrect beliefs about Africa.

I recently watched the BBC documentary, “Rwanda: The Untold Story” which first aired on October 1st, 2014. For those of us who have lived through the 1994 genocide, the documentary is quite puzzling. As a lifelong fan of the BBC, I was shocked by what appeared to be a lack of objectivity and even accuracy in this documentary.

How to Fix Nigeria, But is It Broken? Pertinent Issues Facing Africas Largest Economy Ahead of Impending Elections, 11 February 2015

2 March 2015

What could possibly be the most ferociously contested elections in decades has been postponed for six weeks, but LSE’s Chiaka Osuala looks at points raised at the ‘How to Fix Nigeria – The 2015 Elections & Beyond’ debate held by the Royal African Society in London on 28 January.

Extraordinary Lives - Zapiro

13 January 2015

Political cartoonist Zapiro's work is as important as ever following the Charlie Hebdo killings. His life and role in society is discussed.
Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro – aka Zapiro – is South African journalism’s Don Quixote: he has taken up his pen to defend the vulnerable, honour heroes, point fingers at the corrupt and poke fun at our quirky country and its eccentric people.

Selebi betrayed our democracy. He doesn’t deserve acclaim by Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, 5 February 2015

10 February 2015

Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein spectacularly sums up the essence of the ANC honouring Jackie Selebi as morally indefensible, encapsulating the importance of a nation pursuing moral accountability as the backbone of democracy. In this scathing piece Goldstein leaves us no doubt of the message sent by Government in its support of the legacy that Jackie Selebi has left behind. If there is one article that is worth reading to inspire the necessity of integrity in our everyday lives and to rise up against the pull of corruption, it is this piece.