Insights of rating agencies and thinking on the ground (Polity, 15 July 2018, reprinted Daily Maverick)

When Cyril Ramaphosa became state president, he inherited leadership in a state with a massive debt. Continue reading

Response to Sisonke Msimang on Mandela’s alleged domestic violence: debate  crucial but present readers with all relevant facts

It is important that we analyse Nelson Mandela with integrity, revealing any evidence that may assist us to understand him as a full human being. Continue reading

Lessons from Mandela’s leadership (Part 5, Polity, 9 July 2018, reprinted Daily Maverick)


This series has repeatedly referred to the problem of celebrating Nelson Mandela without articulating the qualities that attached to him, that ought to be admired in the month or centenary of his birth. Continue reading

Nelson Mandela’s leadership and gender practices (#MandelaLeadershipSeries Part 4, Polity 2 July 2018, reprinted in Daily Maverick)

The centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth continues to be dominated by celebration of a person, the character of whose greatness is not probed.  Continue reading