SA FM View Point with Ashraf Garda – 13 Nov 2018

In this interview with Ashraf Garda on SA FM (South African Broadcasting Corporation), I discuss the rising wave of populism around the world and the future of politics in South Africa. I argued that while the rise of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) as a political party is impressive, the world is yet to get a firm grasp on what their governing style might be. I predict that while they will gain an increasing share of votes in the forthcoming elections, they are still quite far from becoming the dominant party in the country.
On the continental level, I complained about the absence of credibility in the continent’s leaders, ranging from Joseph Kabila in the DR Congo to Paul Biya in Cameroon and Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. Our continent needs a new brand of leaders.