Reforming the public sector in sub-Saharan Africa
Though the New Public Sector Management (NPM) concept offers attractive public sector reform strategies, it has failed to nurture efficiency, transparency and accountability in Africa. To... Read More
Education in South Africa – can it right the wrongs of the past?
Can education help right the wrongs of the past, especially when the majority of the population was affected by those wrongs?
From Abuja with love
If South Africa is really keen to assist its partner, Nigeria, in curbing terrorism it might consider initiating and consolidating negotiations and diplomacy with Boko... Read More
South Africa – chaos in parliament, violence in communities
South Africa is at a critical stage in its history. In order to avert violent conflict, all political parties must endeavour to settle their differences,... Read More
New members of the GCCT
TransConflict is pleased to announce six new members of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, from South Sudan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Nigeria, respectively.
The dangers of climate change in Southern Africa
Climate change has had adverse effects on development and security in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, culminating in environmental and human insecurity.
Land reform and black empowerment in South Africa – lessons from Zimbabwe
The South African government can draw valuable lessons from the Zimbabwe predicament by engaging in a more cautious, yet speedy, land reform; which is essential... Read More
Xenophobic attacks in South Africa – redefining apartheid
Conflict mapping manifests that there is a disturbing nexus between the phenomena of xenophobia and apartheid in South Africa; both deeply-grounded in exclusionary practices and evoking cultural... Read More
Economic wealth as a driver of xenophobia in South Africa
Deep-seated income inequalities and poverty are driving xenophobic violence in South Africa, which is targeting in particular shops owned by foreign nationals.
Visual media as an impetus to youth violence in South Africa
Visual media serves an impetus to violence in South Africa, with people constantly exposed to violent video games, news, movies and YouTube clips.
The Youth Bulge Theory – assessing its implications for South Africa
The relationship between the State and youth is a delicate matter; one that is a potential threat to peace and security in the Southern Africa. Understanding the obstacles... Read More