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Nelson Mandela’s Legacy for African and International Politics

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy for African and International Politics

Mandela was exemplary in using his moral stature, his forthright manner, and skills in interpersonal persuasion to help settle conflicts outside his own country.

Can Social Media Sustain a Revolution?

Can Social Media Sustain a Revolution?

Has a focus on social media in the revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East distracted us from an engaged understanding of the underlying causes of these uprisings?

Silencing a Supranational Court: The Rise and Fall of the SADC Tribunal

Silencing a Supranational Court: The Rise and Fall of the SADC Tribunal

Why did South Africa, a progressive democratic state that claims respect for human rights and rule of law collude with the autocratic Zimbabwean government in stifling the SADC Tribunal?

The BRICS Bank and the Global South

The BRICS Bank and the Global South

The idea of a BRICS development bank is now a huge bone of contention in South Africa, but the idea is pregnant with many positive possibilities provided it focuses on South-led global development.

Showdown in Zimbabwe? ‘IR’ and the Crisis of the Global Political Agreement

Showdown in Zimbabwe? ‘IR’ and the Crisis of the Global Political Agreement

After this most recent of Zimbabwe’s showdowns, its people and their allies can either take the bull by the horns or resign themselves to another spell of ‘inclusive government’ purgatory.

Populist Hatred: Homophobia and Political Elites in Africa

Populist Hatred: Homophobia and Political Elites in Africa

Despite South Africa’s constitutional protections, gays in South Africa continue to be persecuted and society remains, in general, deeply intolerant of gay sexuality.

South Africa and the BRICS: An Ingrained Ambiguity

South Africa and the BRICS: An Ingrained Ambiguity

In the inaugural post of “Throwing BRICS,” Siphamandla Zondi argues that South Africa’s dual identity is an ingrained ambiguity ensuring that the BRICS will remain a major priority in its foreign policy.

Review – Keeping a Sharp Eye

Review – Keeping a Sharp Eye

Daniel Conway reviews Peter Vale’s intriguing and entertaining overview of cartoons focused on the last century of South Africa’s troubled international relations.

Why BRICS Matters

Why BRICS Matters

Western commentators often dismiss BRICS as an acronym in search of an identity. Yet, as BRICS becomes increasingly institutionalized it is changing global discourse.

Honouring Mandela’s Legacy

Honouring Mandela’s Legacy

South Africa’s achievements rest on interdependence and an unwavering belief in constitutionalism. This is Nelson Mandela’s lasting legacy.

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