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Latest Raymond Suttner

ANC recovery and democratic recovery-not the same thing


There is no doubt that very many South Africans feel more positive about political developments since the election of Cyril Ramaphosa to the ANC... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

We should be less euphoric about the Ramaphosa moment


In his State of the Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke about  a new dawn, hope and renewal. Quoting from the song Thuma Mina (send... 

Latest Econ3x3

The sudden jump in the unemployment rate in 2015: Is there a break in the QLFS data?


This article argues that there is a time-series break in StatsSA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) in the first quarter of 2015. The principal... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

Leapfrogging won’t solve Africa’s economic woes

Institute for Security Studies

If Africa is to accelerate its economic growth rapidly enough to absorb its huge unemployed pool and reduce poverty, it will first have to abandon... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

Strengthening Africa-Europe ties in the city of dragons

South African Institute of International Affairs

Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana – with a population of just 250,000 – is symbolised by dragons and is one of the greenest cities in Europe.... 

Latest Sydney Majoko

Listeriosis shows fragility of township economy


When the impact of the listeriosis outbreak is eventually analysed, it is quite possible that the township economy will be mentioned only as a... 

Latest Saliem Fakir

Enviro rights entail more than just the environment


It is important to review where we have come from over the past 20 years and how much has been achieved in that time. South Africa's Constitution... 

Latest The Conversation

Remembering South Africa's catastrophe: the 1948 poll that heralded apartheid


In the backdrop of extensive media coverage of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel – commemorated by Palestinians as the... 

Latest CCRED

Quarterly Competition Review


In the developing world, disease and poverty are interdependent making access to essential medicines at affordable prices even more critical. 80%... 

Latest Real Economy

‘Essential foundation’


In a new book published by the World Bank and UCT Press, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan for crafting a new social compact with business, labour... 

Other Opinions

Health minister quoted outdated TB stats for Nigeria, South Africa

Other Opinions

Nigeria’s fight against tuberculosis (TB) suffered a setback when a laboratory that analysed TB samples burned down in March 2018. Nigeria’s junior... 

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