Dr Ivor Chipkin hosts this deep dive into the reasons that South Africa’s government has evolved into what it is today – and potentially how to rebuild it. Chipkin is the founder of the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) at Wits University, and today runs South Africa’s first global think tank on government, GAPP. He was the key author of Betrayal of the Promise Report on State Capture, a seminal 2017 expose of corruption and the anti-constitutional rule of the Jacob Zuma administration.
He has a Phd from Ecole Normale Superieure, France, was an Oppenheimer Fellow at Oxford, and is author of two books. He is one of the leading scholars on government; thinking about government; and thinking about government policy.
Hosted by Dr Ivor Chipkin, Filling the Gapp is a deep dive into the reasons that South Africa’s government has evolved into what it is today – and potentially how to rebuild it.
The Eastern Cape is one worst-run provinces in South Africa, where some of the gravest effects of decades of corruption have left the province’s health care system broken and unable to deal with the huge surge of Covid-19 infections.