Ramaphosa, Oslo & the Two-State Mirage

During his recent visit to a Johannesburg synagogue, South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa repeated an overused mantra to assuage his Jewish audience about the country’s evenhandedness.  Overused and devoid of any substance, Ramaphosa insisted that South Africa is committed to a two-state solution where Israelis…

Making the national alcohol policy alive: The role of the private sector

Zambia is among the few countries that have successfully developed a National Alcohol Policy (NAP) through an inclusive multisectoral process involving the public and the private sectors and the civil society. This strategy ensures that the human-centred approach becomes the overarching response strategy in responding…

How much compensation for expropriation?

The current national debate about land reform and expropriation without compensation has for me highlighted the vast, destructive prevalence of ignorance in our society. People are so quick to form strong yet uninformed opinions and then wholly align themselves with some or other political interest…