Opinion

Former president Thabo Mbeki has released the following statement in reaction to the resignations of Mmusi Maimane, Athol Trollip and Herman Mashaba from senior positions in the Democratic Alliance. I have understood from the statements made by the various leaders of the Democratic Alliance (DA), including Mmusi Maimane, that the…
Xenophobia in South Africa and the Travesty of Regional Cooperation. In January 2018, the Assembly of African Heads of State and Government adopted the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in Africa, its implementation roadmap and the development of the African passport. The African Union Commission then embarked on a…
What challenges do South African and German journalism both face? And what do digital and global developments mean for the future of journalism? The Future of Journalism, a series by the Goethe-Institut South Africa. By Jonas Radunz and Judit Hoffkamp The fourth estate The role of journalism is to take…
~ Emeritus Professor Shadrack Gutto Institute of African Renaissance Studies University of South Africa (UNISA). The Media, TV and radio, have profiled me as a “Constitutional Law Expert” and “Political Analyst”. I respect the adulation, whether I am deserving of it or not. However, what compels me more to write…
The Nelson Mandela Foundation launched a new strategy for Nelson Mandela International Day, titled Mandela Day: the Next Chapter, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in May 2019. The new strategy charts a new path for the 10-year-old initiative, significantly changing the manner in which it will impact people’s lives. The…