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 Political bias within the system weakens SA criminal justice

Political bias within the system weakens SA criminal justice

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st September 2018 The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation – the Hawks – is supposed to be an independent investigative agency, and a key part of South... 

Facilitators of State capture in SA

Facilitators of State capture in SA

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     21st September 2018 The State capture commission of inquiry is under way. The picture that is beginning to emerge is that of a South Africa where, by the time former... 

Promise amid the gloom

Promise amid the gloom

By: Terence Creamer     21st September 2018 Analogies between the state of South Africa and Bafana Bafana were easy to make after the team’s disappointing draw with Libya in Durban earlier... 

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 Indebted Africa returns to the International Monetary Fund

Indebted Africa returns to the International Monetary Fund  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th September 2018 Despite – or is it perhaps because of – increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary... 

South Africa's top court legalises the private use of marijuana. Why it's a good thing

South Africa's top court legalises the private use of marijuana. Why it's a good thing

20th September 2018 South Africa’s Constitutional Court has passed down a judgment that makes it legal for adults to cultivate and smoke marijuana in their homes. The... 

The British Council's Mandela exhibition: history or corporate whitewash?

The British Council's Mandela exhibition: history or corporate whitewash?

19th September 2018 The “Mandela and Me” exhibition at the British Council in London marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth in 1918. The exhibition is sponsored... 

 Looting could make South Sudan peace efforts impossible

Looting could make South Sudan peace efforts impossible

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th September 2018 South Sudan’s government, opposition and rebel groups have signed an agreement that lays the foundation for a transition government. But many doubt... 

Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

18th September 2018 A commission of inquiry into corruption in South Africa is underway. How it goes about its work, and delivers on its mandate, will have profound... 

Number of qualified primary school teachers and grade 6 literacy in Nigeria higher than claimed

Number of qualified primary school teachers and grade 6 literacy in Nigeria higher than claimed

By: Africa Check     18th September 2018 Nigeria’s ailing education system is shown in the bad shape of its public schools, the head of an educational charity said recently. The Nation... 

Building mutual solidarity in a time of callousness

Building mutual solidarity in a time of callousness

By: Raymond Suttner     17th September 2018 There is no doubt that the current ANC leadership faces great challenges. Having relieved the country of the burden of the Jacob Zuma presidency,... 

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