from Breakingviews:

South Africa needs neighbors’ growth rates

May 2, 2014

By Martin Hutchinson
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from David Rohde:

Honor Mandela by stopping a genocide

By David Rohde
December 11, 2013

As South Africans cheered President Barack Obama’s speech at the funeral of Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a nation of 4.6 million people 2,500 miles north was being torn apart by religious hatred.

from Breakingviews:

Mandela’s successors can shape his economic legacy

By Edward Hadas
December 10, 2013

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Banking disunion

By Mike Peacock
December 10, 2013

The full Ecofin of 28 EU finance ministers meets after Monday’s Eurogroup meeting of euro zone representatives didn’t seem to get far in unpicking the Gordian Knot that is banking union. Ireland’s Michael Noonan talked of “wide differences”.

from The Great Debate:

Mandela and De Klerk: Essential partners

By Princeton N. Lyman
December 9, 2013

When Nelson Mandela and South African President F.W. De Klerk began their historic negotiations to end apartheid, each man professed respect for the other. Indeed their relationship appeared not only professional, but personal.

from The Great Debate:

On meeting Mandela

By Joyce Purnick
December 7, 2013

Journalists are not easily impressed. We pride ourselves on our skepticism. (Most advisable of us, may I add.)

from India Insight:

Reactions from India to the death of Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela, who emerged from 27 years in apartheid prisons to help guide South Africa to democracy, died on Thursday.

from Reihan Salam:

Mandela’s heirs face a rocky economic future

By Reihan Salam
December 6, 2013

The death of Nelson Mandela is being mourned across the world, and for good reason. As the first president of post-apartheid South Africa, he served as a symbol of national reconciliation and as a defender of South Africa’s new and fragile liberal constitution. It is also true, however, that the movement he led, the African National Congress, has not lived up to lofty expectations, and that at least some of the responsibility lies with the great man himself.

from Breakingviews:

Mandelanomics was too conventional to shine

December 5, 2013

My Martin Hutchinson
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Nicholas Wapshott:

What Mandela meant

By Nicholas Wapshott
December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela will be remembered as the person who, more than any other, brought an end to apartheid, the heartless policy of “separate development” in which white, black and South Asian South Africans were obliged to live apart. It is part of his towering achievement that the very notion of racial segregation is anathema to democrats throughout the civilized world. He will be mourned as a freedom fighter and the father of his nation, whose wisdom, patience and courage tormented his oppressors and finally drove them to accept that racial discrimination should have no place in a system of government.