South Africa

Media integrity in covering South Africa’s lockdown protests

Nobody will be surprised to read that journalism leans toward sensationalism in terms of topics chosen for coverage, how...

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...

Subscribe to our Newsletter