Beira battled climate change, then came Idai
Beira Long before Cyclone Idai roared in and tore apart Mozambique's seaside city of Beira, the mayor dreamed of protecting his people from climate change. ...Read More
Why does Africa hate the commoner and the poor?
This week, I saw a video clip of Dr Azza Mashumba, head of the paediatrics division at the Parirenyatwa hospital, Zimbabwe, complaining about how government systems in the health care sector are costing lives. ...Read More
Has South Africa’s lawlessness passed the point of no return?
In a radio discussion about the failure, inability, refusal or a combination of these factors, by some residents of Soweto to pay for the electricity they consume, and when a man was asked during the same discussion if he was aware that the prevalent phenomenon of illegal electricity connections is a crime, his response was simply to say that “everything is illegal in South Africa.” ...Read More
A Rising Tide of Global Corruption
Transparency International is out with its annual global corruption index and the news is not good. Around the world, according to the group’s sophisticated scoring system, democratic institutions are embattled by a rising tide of corruption. ...Read More