South Africa at Crossroads: Land Reform and Redistribution

Written by: Cooper Stewart Controversy erupted in U.S.-South African relations recently when U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sharply criticized South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to enact his plan for distributing land to the country’s black majority. Although Pompeo and Ramaphosa both believe that land redistribution will impact the South African economy, they are…

A New Era for South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa’s Moderate Position On Land Reform

Written by: Caitlin Attaway In February, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected to fill the vacant South African presidency after Jacob Zuma was forced to resign by the African National Congress (ANC) amid claims of corruption. President Ramaphosa has been as longtime ANC member, first elected as a Member of Parliament in 1994 (the first democratic elections…