South Africa


South Africa’s Violence Deeply Rooted From Its Apartheid Era

Despite South Africa’s Apartheid ending over 20 years ago, criminality has embedded itself in the fabric of its society. Discrimination, murder, and rape are common; its President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country is one of “the most unsafe places in the world to be a woman.” The country is struggling […]


Tensions Between South Africa And Nigeria Impede Regional Economic Cooperation 1

From 4-6 September, leaders from governments, businesses, and civil society met in Cape Town, South Africa for the 28th World Economic Forum. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa concluded the Forum on an uplifting note by remarking that “this is Africa’s century” and that “the future is great”. However, underlying the […]


To Boycott Or Not To Boycott?  Rwanda, DRC And Malawi Withdraw From WEF in South Africa

Much speculation has arisen surrounding the recent withdrawal of Rwanda, DRC and Malawi from the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF), which was launched on 4 September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Reports have suggested that the decision to withdraw was in response to xenophobic attacks which have […]


Prevalence Of Gender-Based Violence In South Africa And What Can Be Done About It

In the midst of discourse surrounding a number of xenophobic attacks occurring in South Africa, conversations around femicide and gender-based violence have also been re-sparked. According to official government numbers, about 137 sexual offences are committed a day, and over 30 women were killed by their spouses in the month […]


Nigerians Evacuated From South Africa After Attacks 1

Around 200 Nigerians have left South Africa amid fears of xenophobic violence. There has recently been a wave of violent attacks on foreign people, their businesses and property. Riots started in early September, where several stores owned by immigrants were targeted across Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounding areas. At least 10 […]


Why More Government Action Is Needed To Stop Xenophobic Violence In South Africa

The past two weeks have seen a resurgence in xenophobic violence in South Africa. Many have taken to the streets in Pretoria and Johannesburg in order to protest and loot shops which were thought to be owned by foreign nationals. The events have led to at least 12 deaths and […]


Robert Mugabe Dies At 95

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died. The 95-year-old was periodically receiving hospital treatment in Singapore for ill health and old age. His death was announced by his successor and erstwhile deputy, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, via Twitter. Describing Mugabe as an “an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated […]


Xenophobia In South Africa Needs To Be Tamed 1

Xenophobia in South Africa is deplorable as the Road Freight Association has reported over 200 foreign truck drivers have been killed since March 2018. It is inhumane to note the attackers are drivers from the All Truck Drivers Foundation (ATDF). In response, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said that the root […]


Zuma Alleges That Accusations Of Corruption Stem From Widespread Conspiracy

Former South African President Jacob Zuma has alleged before the Zondo Commission that charges against him of corruption and state capture stem from a conspiracy 30 years in the making. Zuma’s proffered counteraccusations include a poisoning attempt against him, a plot implicating the U.S. and the U.K., and spies working […]


Global Enterprise Experience And Social Entrepreneurship

Modern problems require modern solutions. Global Enterprise Experience provides a unique experience to university students to create a business proposal for a profitable company that solves a global solution. Teams of 8 work from all across the global facing challenges with communication, access and resources. Teaching entrepreneurship programmes like these […]