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25 years of democracy (Part 5): xenophobia repudiates foundational values of democratic South Africa

Raymond Suttner

Why is xenophobia so important? Some readers may believe that the title of this article places too much weight on xenophobia.  It comprises a set... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

Post-Sona blues


The 2019 State of the Nation address (Sona) will be remembered for two things in the main: the anger with which some social partners greeted the... 

Latest Econ3x3

The informal economy: Is policy based on correct assumptions?


We analyse the emphasis in informal-sector and informal-economy policy, highlighting who runs the risk of being missed. We then interrogate... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

The AU urges Mozambique to get its act together

Institute for Security Studies

Mozambique is under fire for not upholding democratic principles such as the separation of powers and for the continued political violence in the... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

BAPA+40: Learning from the Global South

South African Institute of International Affairs

One word to describe the current state of multilateralism is ‘contested’. Within existing international institutions, like the United Nations,... 

Latest Sydney Majoko

Govt moving to accelerate measures to boost township economy


One of the most frustrating realities of government operations is the red tape that entrepreneurs experience when they seek assistance. The slow... 

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

Irrigating Africa: can small-scale farmers lead the way?

The Conversation

We often hear that irrigation in Africa is too limited, and that the key to a “green revolution” on the continent is to expand to levels seen in... 

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

Premature Deindustrialisation?


Despite the ongoing transition to one where industrial activity is increasingly supported by digitalisation, automation and artificial... 

Other Opinions

No proof for ‘12-million jobs’ in Nigeria’s rice industry, as presidential aide claimed

Other Opinions

Rice has become a staple food in Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country, making the industry a priority for governments wanting to improve their... 

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