Klaus Kotzé

Kotzé recently completed his PhD at The Centre for Rhetoric Studies (UCT) on the subject of BRICS and its strategies of persuasion.

South Africa’s Zuma Pursuing a Treasonous Strategy

CAPE TOWN/SOUTH AFRICA, 12JUN2009 - Jacob Zuma, Presdent of South Africa, at the Closing Plenary : Africa's Roadmap: From Crisis to Opportunity held during the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 12, 2009, cc World Economic Forum, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Zuma,_2009_World_Economic_Forum_on_Africa-9.jpg

Former president Zuma has made a habit of subverting the constitutional order for political gain, and the destabilizing consequences are now on open display.

South Africa: A Return to Statism amid COVID-19?

SouthAfricaFlag, cc Flickr flowcomm, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

South Africa take heed: “a virus is harmful, but the destruction of rights is fatal.”

Assessing South Africa’s Response to COVID-19

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After years of decay and deficiency, South Africa’s executive has stood up to the COVID-19 pandemic.

South African Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities

RamaphosaKrem, cc Kremlin.ru, modified, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/58107

In crisis lies opportunity, and nowhere is that more true than in South Africa’s foreign policy prospects.

The Center Holds in South Africa Elections

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South Africa’s recent general election has bucked the international trend toward populism by consolidating its democracy at the political center.

South Africa’s Energy Conundrum

Ramaphosa3, cc Flickr ITU Pictures, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

President Ramaphosa inherited a dire national energy outlook, but one that’s not without its own opportunities.

2019: Towards a New World (Dis)Order

Bricssummit, modified, Kremlin.ru, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/58104

The BRICS model of mutually respectful state-to-state cooperation can serve as a valuable template for the post-US global order.

The Road Ahead: Examining South Africa’s New International Strategy

Ramaphosa, cc Flickr, ITU Pictures, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

It’s time for President Ramaphosa to break with recent past and reassert the moral and multilateral imperatives in South African foreign policy.

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