Tim Hart

Tim Hart is a senior research manager at the Economic Performance and Development unit of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). 




Young people must be actively involved in shaping SA


The recent boycott of the elections by eligible young South Africans places the country on precarious grounds and down a slippery road to a bleak future that can only spell disaster for our developing nation. Granted, there are a myriad of challenges that face the youth with high unemployment topping the list. But it is […]

Ramaphosa can emulate Mexico’s successes


As President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to unveil his strategy for turning the country around, it would be useful for him to take a leaf out of Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador’s book. South Africa has more in common with Mexico in terms of its developmental challenges than perhaps any other country, and Obrador has moved […]

Fraser’s fight for cold facts


A new parliament, a new president and a new promise. These are the direct results of the democratic elections held earlier this month. The new legislature and new executive, democracy once again affords us the opportunity to correct the errors of the past and address those issues which need attention. It is probably with this […]


On memory of humans

Last week I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. The museum covers all aspects of the history...


Book review: Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation

‘Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation’ is a first-hand account of the university protests known as #FeesMustFall that gripped South Africa between 2015 and...


South Africa and Nigeria: Africa’s Sleeping Giants?

In a year packed with many African elections, Nigeria went to the polls in February and South Africa votes this week. This begs the...