Mandela, the first president of a democratic South Africa, made big strategic choices – not necessarily the right ones, but certainly ones that were befitting of the times.
Randomised trials in development have attracted criticiism over ethical issues and questions about being effective for policy.
South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive.
The economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, fails to be radical.
South Africa’s social compact is at breaking point and the country may need a dialogue similar to its 1994 political transition talks to get out of the crisis.
In his recent state of the nation address South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma spoke emphatically of “radical economic transformation” causing nationwide debate. What does it really mean?
South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, promised radical economic transformation in his 2017 state of the nation address. A lot of what he said in support of this promise is alternative facts.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan spoke of protecting the economy from predators. This is commendable but not enough to build an inclusive economy.
As the oil price crisis deepens, Angolans are beginning to ask what actually happened to the glut of oil dollars. Very little has come from the oil boom of 2004-14.