There are new contenders, but the political playing field is as unbalanced as under Robert Mugabe.
With every second city and town projected to suffer increased flooding, South Africa must be better prepared.
There are no good precedents for outsourcing asylum processes, and the agreement could damage continental relations.
South Africa needs to urgently invest in smart early-warning systems and start climate-proofing its infrastructure.
The silent and deadly trade is one of the most lucrative and harmful forms of human trafficking.