Roger Southall is professor of sociology and research associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute, University of the Witwatersrand. His publications include Democracy in Africa: Moving Beyond a Difficult Legacy (Human Sciences Research Programme, 2005); (edited with Henning Melber) Legacies of Power: Leadership Change and Former Presidents in African Politics (IPG, 2006); (co-edited with John Daniel) Zunami! The 2009 South African Elections (Jacana, 2009); and, as co-editor, several editions of the annual "state of the nation" survey of South Africa.
South Africa's massacre: peeling the onion
The shooting dead of striking miners by armed police at Marikana exposes hard truths about post-apartheid South...
South Africa's political duel: Zuma vs Malema
South Africa's president has outgunned his young, ambitious rival and cleared the road to re-election. But the...
South Africa’s media: the Zimbabwe precedent
South Africa’s liberation from apartheid promised, as one of democracy’s essential supports, a climate of media...
Jacob Zuma: a year of drift
The South African president’s achievement on his anniversary in power is to leave his country rudderless and his...
South Africa’s election: a tainted victory
Zimbabwe: the death of “quiet diplomacy”