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Residents of Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town gather to collect food parcels provided by One South Africa Movement representative. EFE-EPA/Nic Bothma

Making economic policy in South Africa in hard times: the role of human rights

It is becoming increasingly clear that South Africa’s policymakers can no longer ignore the country’s obligations in terms of international, regional and national human rights law.
Residents clean up the streets and local businesses after looting incidents in Alexandra, Johannesburg. EFE-EPA/Kim Ludbrook

What lies behind social unrest in South Africa, and what might be done about it

Much of the commentary on the July riots, which cost over 300 lives and billions of rands in damage to the economy, has neglected the long history of violent protests in the country.
Several celebrities have been seen wearing coats designed by Brenda Equihua, with an image of Mary displayed at the back. Screen grab from Shelley FKA DRAM - Exposure (Official Music Video)

Warrior, servant, mother, unifier – the Virgin Mary has played many roles through the centuries

Mary has acquired popularity among celebrities of late. A religion scholar writes about how for nearly 2,000 years, the mother of Jesus has been viewed as an exemplar by different Christian groups.
Might the 2021 Zambian elections usher in another period of economic growth? Salim Dawood/AFP via Getty Images

Four priorities for Zambia after the 2021 elections

Whoever wins the elections will face two key challenges: reviving the country’s democratic credentials and stimulating the economy.
Tanzania opposition party leader Freeman Mbowe (centre) after being released from prison in Dar es Salaam in 2020. Photo by Ericky Boniphace/AFP via Getty Images

Tanzania’s Hassan faces her first political test: constitutional reform

Despite the relative political stability over the years, Tanzania needs a new constitution to address contemporary challenges and strengthen institutions.

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