Steven is director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy and writes a weekly column for Business Day newspaper and BDlive.

Pandemic exposes myth of ‘First World’ superiority


One of the planet’s — and Africa’s — deepest prejudices is being demolished by the way countries handle Covid-19.

People do not want solutions promoted in books written by zealots


If we rely on common sense rather than ideology, we will recognise that markets are essential, but not the only way to ...

Ducking and diving on land is part of ANC’s delicate dance


Ramaphosa faction is caught between retaining majority support and appeasing investors