Vote buying subverts a key component of a functioning democracy – elections.
None of the Above is arguably the winner of South Africa’s 2021 local election.
Whoever wins the elections will face two key challenges: reviving the country’s democratic credentials and stimulating the economy.
Corruption thrives in a destabilised state with weak institutions. South Africa cannot be allowed back to that space because there will be no turning back.
The posturing is bound to continue. But at the age of 78 Jacob Zuma’s long day in the sun is over.
Attempts to extend the chief justice’s term show a disregard for the judiciary and for fixing the country’s tattered reputation.
Lady Justice Koome Martha Karambu has made history after being nominated Kenya’s first woman Chief Justice by the Judicial Service Commission. Justice Koome is set to become Kenya’s 15th Chief Justice.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as the first woman and the first African director general of the World Trade Organisation is a win for women globally.
The changes proposed by the initiative are were well-addressed in the country’s 2010 Constitution.