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South Africa


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
Tom Goodfellow Urban transport

What do informal transport associations tell us about political trajectories in Africa?

Tom Goodfellow explores what informal transport associations tell us about political trajectories in Africa, and Uganda in particular.

Radio France International, 15 August 2016

Senior Researcher Nick Branson was interviewed by RFI on the fourth anniversary of the death of 34 striking miners at Markinana.

Foreign Policy, 1 August 2016

Our Senior Researcher Nick Branson 's Briefing Note "South Africa’s watershed elections: Awry, the Beloved Country?" was featured in the Foreign Policy's Democracy Lab Weekly Brief.

The Times (South Africa), 29 July 2016

Senior Researcher, Nick Branson, was quoted on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act, which has been overturned by South Africa's constitutional court.

South Africa’s watershed elections: Awry, the Beloved Country?

This Briefing Note examines the backdrop to the municipal elections that are likely to be a watershed in South Africa’s democratic development.

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.

Daily Maverick, 28 June 2016

Senior researcher, Nick Branson, had an op-ed in the Daily Maverick on the subject of the Expropriation Bill in South Africa.

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.