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Breaking Eskom’s Death Spiral – a fresh take

This paper argues that South Africa suffered a major democratic reversal after the election of Jacob Zuma as President of the country in 2009 and especially from 2012 when the project of Radical Economic Transformation was pursued with vigor in State Owned Companies.

Defining ‘State Capture’ in South Africa: Democracy, Bureaucratic Autonomy and Elite Populism

This paper argues that South Africa suffered a major democratic reversal after the election of Jacob Zuma as President of the country in 2009 and especially from 2012 when the project of Radical Economic Transformation was pursued with vigor in State Owned Companies.

PUBLIC POLICY IN THE AGE OF STATE CAPTURE

NEW THINKING ON PUBLIC POLICY GAPP will be running a regular blog on pressing public policy issues, showcasing key new proposals, new literatures and the work of experts. We seek to do something novel, however. Public policies must be considered in terms of their internal coherence (logical principle), their legal/constitutional compliance (lawfulness principle) or in [...]