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DR Congo: Six reasons why President Joseph Kabila will not relinquish power on 23 December 2018

National elections are scheduled for 23 December 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is likely that Joseph Kabila, who has managed to delay polls since his mandate ended in 2016, will continue to do so.

Business Day, 28 July 2017

Senior Researcher Nick Branson's Briefing Note on "Land, Law and Traditional Leadership in South Africa" was quoted in an article by Jakkie Cilliers for Business Day on the ruling style of President Jacob Zuma

African Nationalists, Democrats and Fighters: finding room for compromise in SA’s metros

South Africa's municipal elections will be the most competitive to date. The African National Congress (ANC) faces a challenge in four of the country’s eight metropolitan municipalities.

Land, Law and Traditional Leadership in South Africa

Land remains an emotive fault line in South Africa. This Briefing Note examines the ANC's record on land reform, outlines the winners and losers under the current dispensation, and offers a series of policy provocations.

10 things to watch in Africa in 2016

Rising debt, the ever-growing prominence of social media and a battle for the soul of the ANC are just some of the things Jamie Hitchen and Nick Branson are expecting to see in Africa in the year ahead.

Waiting for the green revolution: Land reform in South Africa

This Briefing Note assesses the progress of the land reform programme and emphasises the importance of – and opportunity in – a bolder approach in South Africa.