Alexander O'Riordan

The real parasites in South Africa are institutions such as the moribund royal households that are maintained in luxury by taxpayers without delivering any meaningful public good.


The endorsement of a leftist party is a vote against global lenders imposing governance prescriptions on countries in crisis. If Greece successfully pushes back against its lenders, it will open the door to countries of the Global South to restructure their relationships with lenders such as the World Bank and IMF.

In last week’s elections in Namibia, the ruling South West African People’s Organisation (SWAPO) won a landslide 80 percent of the vote up from 75 percent. How did the independence party achieve this?


In a commitment to gender equity Namibia’s government will introduce a new system to achieve 50 percent representation of women in leadership positions. Will it really change the socio-economic, political structures and mind-set in the country?