Yearly: 2019

My 2020 advice to President Cyril Ramaphosa


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AS WE ENTER 2020, I remind you again that South Africa’s economy under Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC) is in a serious crisis. Anybody who reads about…

Reflections on Cold War and Africa’s human progress


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IN contrast to 30 years ago, the world is a better place in consideration of almost all the metrics of human development including economic growth, healthcare, access to…

A UCT boycott of Israel would be disastrous


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THIS week, the University of Cape Town (UCT) Senate is set to reconsider whether to support an ill-thought resolution passed in relation to Israel’s academic institutions in March…

South Africa should learn to admit its policy blunders


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AS a nation, South Africa needs to learn to unashamedly confront and admit its post-1994 socioeconomic failures. The confrontation and admission of these failures need to be visible…

Mboweni is the only rational minister in Ramaphosa’s lousy government


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE outcomes of the recent African National Congress national executive committee meeting presented by the notorious Ace Magashule this week were not surprising – dull and vague. It…

The rise of artificial intelligence, matters of cybersecurity, and the course of humanity


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I WAS fortunate to be amongst the delegates at the Finnovex Southern Africa conference in Fourways, Johannesburg, two weeks ago. I must say, I was amazed by the…

The hardest work now begins for Sudan


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AFTER months of contentious diplomacy and protests—some of which turned deadly, the Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) signed a constitutional declaration to…