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The Revolutionary Mining Charter is irrational and divisive

The Revolutionary Mining Charter is irrational and divisive

23rd June 2017 On June 15, 2017, the Mineral Resources Minister announced to South Africa and the whole world the birth of the Reviewed Broad-Based Economic... 

South Africa's central bank row points to dangerous levels of intolerance

South Africa's central bank row points to dangerous levels of intolerance

23rd June 2017 What kind of financial system is sure to collapse if the central bank cares about people’s well-being? The recommendation by South Africa’s Public... 

A public protector's job is to make sure people stick to the law - not to change it

A public protector's job is to make sure people stick to the law - not to change it

23rd June 2017 South Africa’s Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has directed a parliamentary portfolio committee to initiate proceedings to amend a clause in... 

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There are dangers behind giving South African MPs the right to a secret ballot

There are dangers behind giving South African MPs the right to a secret ballot

23rd June 2017 It happened as many suspected it would. South Africa’s Constitutional Court ordered that, despite the Constitution’s silence on the matter, the... 

 Is Southern Africa facing a food security disaster?

Is Southern Africa facing a food security disaster?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd June 2017 A rapidly growing population in Southern Africa means an increasingly higher food demand. And although domestic food production is expected to rise... 

Damage control mode

Damage control mode 

By: Terence Creamer     23rd June 2017 There is now absolutely no question that the country’s toxic politics is dragging the economy down and that most, if not all, the pain is... 

The DRC can learn from Lumumba as its internal crisis deepens

The DRC can learn from Lumumba as its internal crisis deepens

22nd June 2017 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a vast country rich in natural resources including the world’s largest reserves of cobalt, and... 

 Will South Africa be at the 29th AU summit?

Will South Africa be at the 29th AU summit?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd June 2017 The 29th African Union (AU) summit that takes place in Addis Ababa from 27 June to 4 July is likely to be the first in many years without a South... 

WHO figure wrong: 11% of births in sub-Saharan Africa to teen mothers – not 50%

WHO figure wrong: 11% of births in sub-Saharan Africa to teen mothers – not 50%

By: Africa Check     22nd June 2017 The World Health Organization has withdrawn the claim from their French website as a result of this fact-check. “The 50% is definitely wrong, and... 

Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending South Africa on a wild goose chase

Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending South Africa on a wild goose chase

21st June 2017 South Africa’s Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has ignited a flaring grass fire with recommendations around a R1.2bn bailout paid to a local... 

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