Camaren Peter

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The ‘Thief-in-Chief’: Searching for the Roots

<b>Grand Theft Corruption</b><p>The narrative is clear. The president of South Africa sits at the centre of a ring of operators – clandestine, criminal and …

South Africa: Learning from Failure, Building a New Future!

The recent parliamentary vote of no confidence in the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, failed – albeit narrowly – to yield enough votes to …

The Politics of Patronage: Rents, Power and Transformation

<b>What is Developmental Neopatrimonialism?</b><p>The African political condition has a label. <i>Neopatrimonialism</i>, as it is termed, refers to a system of rule by …

The ‘Shadow State’: What does it mean in South Africa?

<b>Background</b><p>The recent “Betrayal of the Promise” report, to which I contributed, stated outright that a ‘shadow state’ was now in operation in South …

The ANC in Freefall: Tipping Point or Turning Point?

It is now beyond doubt that the ANC is spiralling out of control, twisting in the ever widening gyre, displaced from its once undisputed heights as …

Radical Economic Transformation: Bureaucratic Hurdles to an Innovative State

It is well-established that from the perspective of black professionals and entrepreneurs transformation in the private sector has failed; that with …

Radical Economic Transformation in South Africa: How Radical Are You Prepared to Be?

South Africa has reached a tipping point, and change beckons. Anathema to some, in particular the upper middle classes, this change goes by the name …

Building Active Citizenry: The Key to a Participatory Democracy

Protesters marching from District 6 to Parliament in Cape Town<p>Yesterday, on Friday 7 April 2017, South Africans took to the streets in their tens of …

South Africa: Markets Reel, South Africans Grin and Bear It!

Embattled President Jacob Zuma waited until just before midnight to make his most unpopular decision ever in the history of democratic South African …

The Helen Zille Twitter Controversy: Oh The Irony!

Helen Zille’s latest twitter comments, and her subsequent Daily Maverick article, both waxed lyrical about the ‘benefits’ of colonial infrastructure …

Re-Thinking Trump: What’s Left?

<b>Revelling in Contradictions</b><p>There are many on the left who are of the view that Donald Trump is merely a distraction from the real political …

The Urban Sustainability Challenge in Africa

According to the revised World Urbanisation Prospects data in 2011[i], the average national level of urbanisation in Africa is projected to reach …

Globalisation and Dislocation: The Marginal, Youthful Majorities of Urban Africa

Urban growth has exploded in African cities. While the national levels of urbanisation in Africa are relatively low in comparison to the rest of the …

#FeesMustFall 2016: Consolidate, Cooperate or Disintegrate!

<i>This is not an historical analysis of the #FeesMustFall movement that draws on personal analogies from past experiences, or the experiences of</i> …