Politics

The International Politics of COVID-19

The global management of the scourge of Corona virus-dubbed COVID- 19- has been overwhelmed by the international politics it has elicited. The context of the global pandemic has been difficult and problematic. The plague has come at a period of intense withering of the liberal order, mounting challenges from populist and nationalist po...

By Ademola Araoye 2 days ago

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat!

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” These famous words were said by one of the 20th century’s greatest political leaders, Sir Winston Churchill on 10 May 1940 before his newly formed cabinet and in the House of Commons as the German threat loomed large over Europe. At the time the 3 million Nazi German forces un...

By Musa Mdunga 3 days ago

Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi: a reappraisal of his fight against apartheid

South Africa’s 20th century history is closely associated with the term apartheid. The policy of strict racial segregation was the guiding principle of the National Party, which represented a predominantly Afrikaans-speaking white minority. The party was voted into government by white South Africans, the only citizens to have the franc...

By Henning Melber 8 days ago

Andrew Mokete Mlangeni: Are the “beautyful” ones all gone?

It felt like the light went out of our lives on Tuesday, 21 July 2020, when Ntate Andrew Mokete Mlangeni passed away. His death brings to an end the glorious chapter in South Africa’s politics. We are bereft of a leader who was the epitome of integrity. Known popularly as the ‘backroom boy’, which was the title of the biography written...

By Tshilidzi Marwala about 1 month ago

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