Richard Calland is one of South Africa’s most incisive political analysts. Now an associate professor in public law at UCT, he led IDASA’s political and economic governance programmes for over fifteen years, is a founder member of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) and is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He is also the co-founding partner of The Paternoster Group: African Political Insight, and is a long-time retained advisor to Massmart.
Richard is a regular commentator in the press and on TV and radio, and his earlier publications include Thabo Mbeki’s World, Anatomy of South Africa, The Vuvuzela Revolution, The Zuma Years and Make or Break. His latest book, The Presidents: From Mandela to Ramaphosa, Leadership in the Age of Crisis, was co-authored with Mabel Sithole, and released in 2022.