From then to now – the heritage of corruption 

By Lesedi Masoko “The existent level of corruption in developing countries across Africa, is high because it is entrenched in its historical roots of colonialism.” This is the view of scholars Luis Angeles and Kyriakos C. Neanidis, written in their 2014 journal article titled The Persistent Effect of Colonialism on Corruption. On this Heritage Day Read more >

Corruption hampers growth and development in Africa

By Pregala Pillay and Chris JonesSource: Stellenbosch University African Anti-Corruption Day, commemorated annually on 11 July, wants to give prominence to the anti-corruption fight on the continent, marking an important step towards the Africa we want. It would not be farfetched to assume that we all want a prosperous Africa, based on inclusive growth and Read more >

Mining takes heavy toll on SA’s black families

•  A cemetery in Phola, a black residential area near Witbank, from which some graves were relocated to make way for coal mining. Image: Supplied South Africa’s mining sector has been in a state of upheaval for some years – not least because of the controversy surrounding the disbursement and use of mining royalties, those Read more >