South Africa

South African alcohol bans under Covid-19 lockdown

Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa’s President) reinstated a ban on the sale of alcohol at both restaurants and retail outlets...

Storming the Capitol – Trump’s exit won’t fix much

The scenes from Washington on Wednesday (6th January 2020), where the process confirming Biden’s status as President-Elect was disrupted...

“Classical Liberalism” and South Africa’s Institute of Race Relations

Liberalism has always meant different things to different people. I tried to describe what its fundamental principles are, for...

The metamorphosis of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance

I realise that most people are focusing on today’s election in the United States (the lizards will win, no...

Helen Zille, farm-killing protests, and the limits of authority

Many, many years ago, I wrote something about how Barry Ronge was talking nonsense when he said that we...

Crisis In Zimbabwe: Are These Mnangagwa’s Last Days In Office?

The removal of Robert Mugabe from power in November 2017 signalled hope from a majority of Zimbabweans, who for...

Navigating The ‘New Normal’ And The Threats To Liberties After Lockdowns

South Africa moved to level 3 of our Coronavirus lockdown on June 1. More economic activity was permitted, we...

Politics In A Pandemic: The Rationality Of Restrictions

South Africa has been under lockdown for seven weeks now, in what seems to be one of the most...

Press Freedom: COVID-19 Reporting Presents New Threats To Journalists In the Continent

As the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to sweep across the continent, governments are stepping up emergency measures to slow...

Who will we be “after” Covid-19?

When I was selling books on the floor of a branch of Olsson’s Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore,...

Coronavirus Lockdown in South Africa: Bioethics And Miscellany

Today is day 11 of South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown, which has been implemented with a resolve rarely seen in...

COVID-19: Kenya Records First Case of Coronavirus

COVID-19: Kenya Records First Case of Coronavirus Recovery, and Death

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday (25/03/2020) announced that the first patient diagnosed with coronavirus in Kenya has fully recovered....

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