EnergySourceAug 30, 2022
The Just Energy Transition Partnership with South Africa will hinge on domestic reform
By Christopher Cassidy
The JETP's impact lies not in its financial heft, but in its stipulations for domestic reform. The agreement could prime South Africa to take advantage of future investment in its energy sector and eventually decarbonize at speed.
ReportDec 7, 2021
An Alliance of Democracies: From concept to reality in an era of strategic competition
By Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig, and Jonas Parello-Plesner
With the rules-based democratic order under threat, the United States and its allies need new entities that facilitate cooperation not just across the transatlantic, but among larger groups of democracies worldwide.
AfricaSourceSep 24, 2021
Make way for Wakanda: The UN Security Council needs an African seat
By Rama Yade
The Security Council was built on the principle of sovereignty and equality of all nations. Its democratization and reformation are overdue—and must consider Africa.
ReportOct 23, 2020
States on the cusp: Overcoming illicit trade’s corrosive effects in developing economies
By Mark Shaw, Tuesday Reitano, Simone Haysom, Peter Tinti
The report “States on the cusp” explores the complex ways in which the illicit trade in otherwise licit goods (including alcohol, pharmaceuticals, luxury goods, cigarettes, electronics, and much more) threatens the stability, security, and prosperity of vulnerable states around the world, especially in the Global South. This groundbreaking study at the nexus of illicit trade, organized crime, and official corruption proposes actionable solutions for combating illicit trade and bringing states back from the cusp of functionality.
Blog PostAug 20, 2020
#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism, Aisha Abdool Karim
DFRLab's Research Assistant, Tessa Knight sits down with Aisha Abdool Karim, journalist for the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism to discuss South Africa's fight against COVID-19 and the disinformation surrounding it.
AfricaSourceJun 24, 2020
Pandemic policing: South Africa’s most vulnerable face a sharp increase in police-related brutality
By Katie Trippe
South Africa is one of several nations facing an international outcry over increases in COVID-19 related violence against civilians by security forces bent on enforcing quarantine measures. Since South Africa instituted a country-wide lockdown on March 27, the number of violent incidents by police against civilians has reportedly more than doubled with poor and vulnerable populations most affected.
Millennium Leadership Fellow
Senior Researcher, University of Johannesburg