Good governance, development and democracy are needed to improve the human conditions in Africa. All three must encapsulate the running of post-colonial states, bringing along the people, promoting participation, justice, and human rights. The African renaissance will not happen unless governance, development and democracy come together as one for the sake of progress of Africa. This book argues that governance, development and democracy must be about fundamentally transforming the African polity, its economy, its social conditions, and its relations with former colonial powers.
Siphamandla Zondi is a professor and the head of the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, and coordinates the Department’s Institute for Strategic and Political Affairs, which analyses national, continental and international affairs including decision-making, leadership, norms, values, and agency. He oversees the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation and the Centre for Mediation in Africa. Between 2004 and 2016, he worked as the head of the Africa programme of the Institute for Global Dialogue associated with University of South Africa, and later as the head of the Institute itself. His intellectual interests lie in the area of Africa’s international relations, building decolonization theory, and transformation of the modern world and its systems.
Serges Djoyou Kamga is an Associate Professor at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI), UNISA. He is a member of the building committee of the Cross-cultural Human Rights Centre, a consortium of one European, ten Chinese, and four African universities aimed at bringing Southern concepts and ideas in the area of human rights to Northern audiences. His areas of interest include leadership and African renaissance, development and human rights, human rights from a cross-cultural perspective, and disability rights.