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Jacob Zuma speaking at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Adversarial policymaking is taking root in South Africa, where new proposals are increasingly being fought in the media and the courts. Reuters/Skyler Reid

Why policymaking in South Africa has become more adversarial

Too many new laws in South Africa are poorly thought through at the policy formulation stage. The new Socio-economic Impact Assessment will need rigorously support throughout government to succeed.
South Africa’s game reserves are loved by tourists. The new visa regulations could have a negative impact on them. Shutterstock

South Africa’s new visa rules: sound idea but badly executed

The motive behind South Africa's new visa regulations is noble. But the implementation needs to be adapted and improved to minimise the negative effect on the country's tourism industry.
Tourists from Las Vegas enjoy an elephant ride in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Johannesburg. South Africa’s tourism minister says new visa regulations are hurting the industry. Reuters/Antony Kaminju

Behind the public spat between South Africa’s government ministers

The public spat over visa regulations between South Africa's ministers of tourism and of home affairs raises the important question why the government is not on the same page regarding a key policy.

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