Articles in the media


Lebo Mosebua, Zizipho Masiza and Khensani Ntlemo: South Africa at 30: Reflections on democracy, progress and challenges. IOL, 23 April.

David Monyae: China wants to increase investment in SA. IOL, 15 April.

David Monyae. Iran’s admission to Brics gives us a glimpse of a troubling alternative world order. Sunday Times, 31 March 2024.

Sizo Nkala: AU has no capacity to end the year-long civil war. The African, 24 March.

David Monyae: The United Arab Emirates is a welcome new addition to BRICS. Timeslive, 17 March.

Sizo Nkala and Khensani Ntlemo: China’s non-interference principle and military coups in Africa. SOAS China Institute, 28 February.

David Monyae: The Saudis will add heft to BRICS. Timeslive, 10 March.

Sizo Nkala and Khensani Ntlemo. China’s Non-Interference Principle and the Military Coups in Africa: A Clash With the African Union? China Institute, SOAS, University of London, 28 February.

Sarah Ntlemo. South Africa-China relations face criticism. The African, 20 February.

David Monyae. 2024. Carlson’s interview with Putin exposes Western media bias. The African, 15 February.

Chidochashe Nyere, Hellen Adogo and Gideon Chitanga. Africa-China relations under scrutiny: building a community with a shared future. The African, 13 February.

David Monyae. Africa should beware the second coming of Trump’s terrifying world. Sunday Times, 4 February.

Emmanuel Matambo and David Monyae. South Africa’s moral victory at the ICJ — the West was also on trial. Daily Maverick, 1 February.

David Monyae. Martin Luther King Jr: Can the US live up to his ideals and values? The African, 22 January.

Emmanuel Matambo, South Africa-China Relations at 26: What explains the growth and strength, Pan African Review,  16 January.


David Monyae, Nation’s shift to the right has implications for BRICS, IOL, 26 November.

David Monyae, First step to ease tension between Beijing and Washington, The African, 19 November.

David Monyae, Africa must move up the EV value chain, Business Day, 4 September.

Sizo Nkala, SA-China relations go beyond economic cooperation, Sunday Tribune, 20 August.

Sizo Nkala, 100 days of escalating conflict requires serious attention, Sunday Tribune, 30 July.

Edmund Terem Ugar, Reimagining the 4IR for Africa, The Joburg Post.

Sizo Nkala. BRICS expansion will accelerate creation of a new world order. Independent Online, 11 June.

Sizo Nkala. Powerhouses Nigeria and SA shape the economy of continent. Independent Online, 4 June.

Nkala Sizo. Leaders’ priorities misplaced when ‘continent is burning’. Independent Online, 28 May.

Sizo Nkala. AU’s failure opened door to non-African peace mediators. The African, 21 May.

David Monyae. African liberators shirk their responsibility to serve. The African, 12 May.

David Monyae. BRICS stands tall as new world order emerges. The African, 9 May.

Sizo Nkala. Pan-African dream a mirage as conflicts, economic pain rule. Independent Online, 7 May.

Sizo Nkala. Free trade area in danger of being a ‘paper tiger’. The African, 30 April.

Sizo Nkala. Sudan fighting likely to destabilise region reeling from conflicts in Ethiopia, South Sudan. The African, 24 April.

Khensani Ntlemo. The Bleak Reality of Youth Unemployment in Post-Apartheid SA. Independent Online, 20 April.

David Monyae. Forging Palestine-Israel peace without America. The African, 20 April.

Sizo Nkala. Rise in military power grabs retards Africa’s democracy project. Independent Online, 16 April.

Emmanuel Matambo. Kamala Harris’ visit to Zambia. The Pan African Review, 11 April.

Sizo Nkala. Pan-Africanism spirit remains elusive in North Africa. Independent Online, 9 April.

Sizo Nkala. Rwanda’s contradictory relationship with Western powers. The African, 2 April.

David Monyae. Democracy Summit: Africa’s disdain for West’s ‘lecture on democracy’. The African, 20 March.

Nkala Sizo. BRICS now the voice for South-South co-operation. Independent Online, 19 March 2023.

David Monyae. Republican resolution an ‘arrogant’ disregard for SA’s Sovereignty. The African, 6 March.

Sizo Nkala. Voter apathy a key factor in disputed elections outcome. Independent Online, 5 March.

Sizo Nkala. Joint military exercises should be seen in context of tensions between major powers. Independent Online, 29 January.

Sizo Nkala. Expulsion of Israeli diplomat raises political temperature. Independent Online, 25 February 2023.

Sizo Nkala. South Africa emerges as favoured destination for political exiles. New Zimbabwe, 21 February.

Emmanuel Matambo. Janet Yellen’s African trip fans the flames of the ‘debt trap’ narrative. Mail & Guardian, 17 February.


Charles Matseke and Koffi Kouakou. Russian roulette in Mali. Independent Media, 4 February 2022.

David Monyae. Africa must be more proactive in its relationship with China. Business Day Live, 6 December 2021.

David Monyae. China’s prosperity vision offers Africa a new growth platform. Independent Media, 5 February 2022.

David Monyae. Digital currencies can yield major dividends for Africa. Sunday Times, 6 February 2022.

David Monyae. No place for great power games. China Daily, 24 February 2022.

Sizo Nkala. EU-Africa Summit and its implications for China-Africa relations. Business Day, 28 February 2022.

David Monyae. The war in Ukraine will have more of an impact on Africa than you think. Sunday Times, 20 March 2022.

David Monyae. Nourishing partnership. China Daily, 21 March 2022.

Emmanuel Matambo, Obituary: Rupiah Banda. Mail & Guardian. 22 March 2022.

Koffi Kouakou, Ukraine Russia: Selective compassion fuels racism. Independent Media, 25 March 2022.

Charles Matseke and Koffi Kouakou. Implications of the presidential elections for Africa. Independent Media. 10 April 2022.

David Monyae and Sizo Nkala. AU-EU Collaboration is a positive step to protect African digital sovereignty. Daily Maverick. 6 May 2022.

Emmanuel Matambo. Early Hurdles for Zambia’s Daunting Fight against Corruption. Pan Africa Review. 23 May 2022.

Koffi Kouakou. Celebrating Africa Day is worth it. Independent Media (IOL). 25 May 2022.

Quincy Kholonyane and David Monyae. Marcos victory a test for the US. Independent Media (IOL). 28 May 2022.

Emmanuel Matambo. Does Ramaphosa have what it takes to fight xenophobia? Pan African Review, 12 June 2022.

Monyae, D and Hinshaw, J. Guns central to my myth of the US being a tough, frontier nation.  Independent Media (IOL). 12 June 2022.

Monyae, D and Eyita-Okon, E. Road to COP27: Host Egypt faces challenges due to global tensions. Independent Media (IOL).19 June 2022.

Monyae, David and Zhu Ming. China-Africa Co-operation in Space Technology. Independent Media (IOL). 3 July 2022

Nkala, Sizo and Maswabi, Goitseone. How Africa can Achieve Data Sovereignty. The African. 12 July 2022.

Monyae, David. Universal Suffrage would give the PAP the legitimacy it so desperately needs. The African. 19 July 2022. .

Kouakou, Koffi. Decolonising the South African Passport. The African. 20 July 2022.

Monyae, David. Eduardo dos Santos: Kingpin of Angola’s Political Elite. The African. 22 July 2022.

Nkala, Sizo. The long, traumatic road on Chile’s journey to freedom. Independent Media (IOL). 31 July 2022.

Monyae, David. Data Sovereignty and African integration: The time is now. The African. 12 August 2022.

Nkala, Sizo. Russia remains strategically important for the continent. Independent Media (IOL). 15 August 2022.

Nkala, Sizo. Blinken visit: US’ new African policy is old wine in a new bottle. The African. 18 August 2022.

Monyae, David. Japan walks the talk in building relations with Africa. The African. 26 August 2022.

Nkala, Sizo. US military adventures jeopardising global security. Independent Media (IOL). 14 September 2022.

Monyae, David. SA’s tough balancing act amid soaring global tensions. The African. 16 September 2022.

Monyae, David. BRICS claims stake of global economy influence. The African. 23 September 2022.

Monyae, David. Remaining clear-eyed. China Daily. 23 September 2022.

Nkala, Sizo. Ruto administration statements carry significant weight. Independent Media (IOL). 24 September 2022.


Charles Matseke. Land reform in South Africa. Peer-reviewed article. The Thinker, Vol 88 No 3, September.

David Monyae. The challenges ahead for Hakainde Hichilema after his 15-year quest for the Zambian presidency. Daily Maverick, 30 August.

Charles Matseke and Koffi KouaKou. Rwandan troops for African solutions in Mozambique. IOL News, 14 August.

Emmanuel Matambo and David Monyae. Reflections on Kenneth Kaunda’s life, and politicisation of his funeral. New Zimbabwe, 7 July.

David Monyae. The Communist Party of China – China-Africa Relations. CGTN, 2 July.

David Monyae and Emmanuel Matambo. Kenneth Kaunda was one of Africa’s foremost post-colonial pioneers who put bigger interests ahead of personal ambition. Daily Maverick, 30 June.

David Monyae. Namibia: Beware the new scramble for Africa under the guise of reparations for colonial atrocities. Daily Maverick, 7 June.

David Monyae and Emmanuel Matambo. BRICS building blocks look shaky as fragmented Covid-19 response undermines foundations of solidarity. Daily Maverick, 13 May.