Category: Politics

Immigration reform

Over the last few weeks, political parties have started to take policy positions on certain matters that will form part of their election campaigns. One key thread that has come about across all parties is immigration and its impact on the economy and jobs. This is…

The DRC is playing with fire

Photo credit: Reuters Felix Tshisekedi, who the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Constitutional Court declared winner of the country’s disputed 30 December 2018 elections, should include the runner-up Martin Fayulu in a government of national unity, to ensure peace, stability and inclusiveness in this troubled central…

Is the ICC discrediting itself?

Last week the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé from all charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d’Ivoire in 2010/ 2011, a devastating blow to the victims and prosecution witnesses.  It has given the Court’s critics ammunition to…

Legitimizing Bolsonaro is a mistake

There is something that I really don’t understand. How could the organisers of the World Economic Forum in Davos give the keynote speech on Day 1 of the Forum to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro? Does it make sense to give such a major platform to…

New beginnings to an old partnership

The India South Africa partnership is progressive and forward looking. 2018 represented the 25th year of the establishment of diplomatic relations and has been special indeed through a multiplicity of high-level visits from India to South Africa. The high point was a very warm meeting…