In a recent online dialogue discussion session, held on 23 May 2022, the In Transformation Initiative (ITI) and invited participants from the spheres of the public and private sectors, foreign affairs, policymakers and members of civil society to engage in discussion on a number of recent developments in the realm of foreign affairs in South […]
Short-term gains for the economy only a temporary reprieve
Feature image: Mary-Anne Gontsana/GroundUp South Africa’s current economic figures are better than expected. Despite the devastation of Covid-19 and the July riots in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, growth rates are up, tax revenues are higher than expected and exports are booming. This is largely due to the fact that the middle class, ironically, now has greater […]
Can the youth drive renewal in the ANC?
Photo Credit: ANC1912.org.za Historically, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has played a crucial role in the party and in the country. However, since being disbanded in 2018 due to a crisis in leadership, the ANCYL has not been able to get back on its feet. “Renewal of the ANC is tied to the renewal of […]
How to address the elephants in the room?
Discussions about spectrum allocation and the megawatt ceiling for South Africa’s new energy plan are difficult and important. However, honest debates about the very sensitive issues that hamper the implementation of good policies in South Africa are equally crucial. This was the sentiment among analysts who gathered on 8 June for the third or fourth […]