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Latest Raymond Suttner

De Lille crisis reveals DA factionalism and extreme centralisation


This time last year the DA had reason to be happy with their change of political fortunes. The local government elections of 2016 had seen it take... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

ANC leadership race really a contest between Ramaphosa and Zuma


Twelve months ago, I had no doubt that  the national conference of the African National Congress (ANC) would elect Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as... 

Latest Econ3x3

Poor land governance stifles rural development and have knock-on effects in urban areas


Several researchers in the REDI3x3 project focused on poverty in rural areas in the Eastern Cape, which contains two former apartheid homelands,... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

The African Union finally wakes up to Trump


The reaction of the African Union (AU) to United States (US) President Donald Trump’s latest utterances during a discussion in the White House... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

Role of the Youth in APRM’s quest for good governance, development and democracy


The revitalisation of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is evidence of African governments’ renewed commitment to strengthening good... 

Latest Sydney Majoko

The changing face of the township economy


In the late 90s and early 2000s, whenever a township dweller spoke of his or her  family being in business, it meant one of two things: they either... 

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

Ramaphosa should end the presidential merry-go-round in South Africa


The large majority of South Africans, including members of the governing African National Congress (ANC), will be glad to see the back of Jacob... 

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

2017: Good, bad, ugly?


By this time next week, our general dismal assessment of 2017 will either have been confirmed, or entirely overhauled. If Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma... 

Other Opinions

ANC job creation boast ignores SA’s increased unemployment rate


In one of his first duties as newly-elected president of the African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa gave the party’s traditional “January... 

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