Widespread electricity and other infrastructural problems, organised crime on high levels of governments and serious economic and politcal challenges – in his contribution to INDABA 116/22 Neeshan Balton presents a realistic but disenchanted assessment. A few weeks after the crucial congress of the African National Congress in December, he will discuss with the auditorium options for the political future of the country. Is South Africa on the way to become a “failing state” – and what could be done to avoid this scenario?
Neeshan Balton is the Executive Director of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in Johannesburg (www.kathradafoundation.org). In 2018, he presented the Keynote lecture at the EU Africa Conference organised by the VIDC (vidc.org) and SADOCC in Vienna.