About Richard Calland
Richard Calland is one of South Africa’s most incisive political analysts. He led IDASA’s political and economic governance programmes for over a decade, is a founder member of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC), and is now an associate professor in public law at the University of Cape Town, where he teaches constitutional law and heads the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit. A regular commentator in the press and on TV and radio, his column ‘Contretemps’ has appeared in the Mail & Guardian since 2001. His earlier publications include Thabo Mbeki’s World: The Politics and Ideology of the South African President, Anatomy of South Africa: Who Holds the Power? and The Vuvuzela Revolution: Anatomy of South Africa’s World Cup.