November 23, 2017

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South Africa: Water is Scarce, But Solutions Can Be Found

South Africa can look to the arid Israeli model for its water solutions. Read More »

What’s Behind Chinese’ Africa Influx?

Are the estimated one million or so Chinese nationals who live and work on the African continent a neo-colonialist scourge that matches, if not outstrips, the one that preceded it? Or are they flying solo? Read More »

Obama’s Good African Story to Tell

President Barack Obama historic address at the African Union headquarters on Tuesday was every bit as rousing as he intended it to be – inspiring yet cutting, easy-going yet contemporary. No bluster. Just Obama being Obamaesque. Read More »

Not Really Cricket

Pakistan needs those involved in its World Cup cricket team selection to keep the national interest before personal likes and dislikes. But then this is Pakistan where merit is a disqualifier both in sports and politics. Read More »

Africa in 2014: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

For some parts of Africa 2014 has been a bad year. Wars in South Sudan and the Central African Republic continued, and Libya all but imploded. But the year was also good for ruling parties and former liberation movements in Southern Africa. From Namibia to Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique, those in power stayed in power. Read More »

Phil Hughes: The Tragic Reality of Life’s Frailty

Sport, they say, mirrors life. Rarely, though, does it mirror the grim realities that force us to take time to examine our own frailties. Phil Hughes, whose life was ended doing what he loved most, forces introspection of just how fragile life can be. Read More »

Cricket: South Africa May Have Already Replaced Kallis

While there is much talk about replacing Jacques Kallis as a bowler, closer inspection would reveal they’ve actually done so already, without even realizing it. It’s now about fine-tuning the resources and getting the best out of them before the 2015 World Cup. Read More »

Racism in South Africa’s Sporting Stands

The biggest reports of racism in sports come from football stadiums across Europe, but now the same ugly issue has also reared its head in South Africa. Read More »

Hunger in the Land of Plenty — South Africa

Despite being a middle-income country, South Africa has a long and shameful history of those in power ignoring the needs and the interests of the majority. Colonial and subsequent Apartheid laws reduced black people in South Africa to merely being cheap labor to service the needs of these economies. Poverty, inequality and hunger, while visible in the faces and cupped hands of people at traffic lights in middle-class neighborhoods, largely continue to be felt most in townships, informal settlements and rural areas which are often located far away from economic and suburban hubs. Read More »

A U.S. Shift Away from Israel?

U.S. civil society is more critical of Israeli actions in Palestine than ever. When will the U.S. government catch up? Read More »