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20 February 2017
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Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African...
 
 
Barack Obama: an enduring legacy for advocates of democracy in Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
American President Donald Trump’s February 13 calls to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma are his first signals of interest in sub-Sahara Africa. Trump reportedly...
 
 
‘Regrettable mayhem’ and SONA 2017
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘I must declare upfront that the mayhem that transpired in this House last Thursday is highly regrettable.’ That’s how Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring...
 
 
Correct? Nigeria’s Kogi state had no working fire engine when I took over – governor
AFRICA CHECK
During a meeting with Nigeria’s top firefighting official, the governor of Kogi state said that before he took office in January 2016, the territory did not have a functional fire engine. Yahaya...
 
 
Watching brief
REAL ECONOMY: GREEN MANUFACTURING
The closure and possible liquidation of an Eastern Cape wind-tower manufacturing facility only four years after it opened raises serious questions about whether business can truly rely on...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
Yet another commodity boom might pass us by
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
The unexpected uptick in commodity prices should provide a great boost to South Africa's mining industry, says the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in a paper published yesterday. "Retrenchments,...
 
 
Africa: Governance Peer Reviews still offer Africa a major opportunity
SAIIA
This year's African Union (AU) January summit, appropriately themed around the potential of the continent’s youth, sought to position the continental body to meet the challenges of the coming...
 
 
Not #healthyliving: Why these City of Joburg tweets are nonsense
AFRICA CHECK
Known for its quips and humorous tweets, the City of Joburg’s content on Twitter regularly brings a smile to many of its 438,000 followers. Besides providing information about municipal matters...
 
 
 
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