South Africa

December 4, 2022

South Africa’s scandal-hit President Ramaphosa ‘not resigning’

  South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, embroiled in scandal and under threat of impeachment, has no intention of resigning and will fight both politically and judicially, […]
December 4, 2022

Africa: Corruption in South Africa – New Book Lifts the Lid On Who Profits – and Their Corporate Enablers

Analysis - The new book The Unaccountables: The Powerful Politicians and Corporations who Profit from Impunity is welcome for the way it contextualises corruption. It shows how politicians and bureaucrats could not implement corruption without their corporate and professional enablers - the accountants, auditors and advocates who make it all possible.
December 3, 2022

South Africa: Sho Madjozi is back, without missing a beat

  “Living.” That was South Africa’s Sho Madjozi’s initial response when asked to sum up what she’s been up to for the past two years. “I’m […]
December 3, 2022

South Africa's Ramaphosa Fighting for Political Survival

Opposition leaders in South Africa are calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign amid allegations of a robbery coverup. Leaders of his party, the African National Congress, were discussing his future.
December 3, 2022

Namibia: How Phala Phala Suspects Were Traced, Interrogated in Cape Town

AN independent panel's report into the Phala Phala theft has given further details on how four of the five Namibian suspects, who allegedly stole millions from South African president Cyril Ramaphosa, were tracked down to a house in Cape Town where they were allegedly handcuffed and interrogated.
December 3, 2022

Namibia: Phala Phala Presidents

NAMIBIAN opposition parties say a report on the alleged cover-up of the Phala Phala robbery confirms that South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and his counterpart Hage Geingob abused their powers.
December 2, 2022

Key South Africa meeting on president's fate delayed

The African National Congress’ national executive committee on Friday had been expected to discuss a parliamentary report which suggests Ramaphosa may have violated anti-corruption laws related to the theft in 2020 of millions of dollars that had been stashed in a couch
December 2, 2022

South Africa: Alex Maswanganyi, the Soweto artist with special needs exploring Turkish art

The only thing that I did was just drawing. It was the only way I could play. I would grab a pencil and draw. That's how I startyed my career, that's how I express myself, that's how I removed the pain from my heart. - Alex Maswanganyi
December 2, 2022

South Africa: Why a wealth tax won’t bridge the inequality divide

  The argument by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that tightening South Africa’s wealth tax regime would rebalance generational inequality has a fundamental […]
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