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Remembering South Africa's catastrophe: the 1948 poll that heralded apartheid

Remembering South Africa's catastrophe: the 1948 poll that heralded apartheid

25th May 2018 In the backdrop of extensive media coverage of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel – commemorated by Palestinians as the... 

 Leapfrogging won’t solve Africa’s economic woes

Leapfrogging won’t solve Africa’s economic woes

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th May 2018 If Africa is to accelerate its economic growth rapidly enough to absorb its huge unemployed pool and reduce poverty, it will first have to abandon... 

‘Essential foundation’

‘Essential foundation’

By: Terence Creamer     25th May 2018 In a new book published by the World Bank and UCT Press, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan for crafting a new social compact with business, labour... 

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Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

24th May 2018 In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy. The aim was to phase out smaller low cost housing projects of a... 

 From Djibouti to Jeddah, the Western Indian Ocean needs security

From Djibouti to Jeddah, the Western Indian Ocean needs security

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th May 2018 Crimes like piracy, illegal fishing and the smuggling and trafficking of firearms, narcotics and people continue to threaten security in the... 

 Strengthening Africa-Europe ties in the city of dragons

Strengthening Africa-Europe ties in the city of dragons

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      24th May 2018 Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana – with a population of just 250,000 – is symbolised by dragons and is one of the greenest cities in Europe.... 

12 years without an execution: Is Zimbabwe ready to abolish the death penalty?

12 years without an execution: Is Zimbabwe ready to abolish the death penalty?

23rd May 2018 At the end of 2017, the world watched with keen interest as President Robert Mugabe was deposed after 37 years of ruinous rule, and replaced by... 

 Can new leaders revive West Africa’s fight against organised crime?

Can new leaders revive West Africa’s fight against organised crime?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd May 2018 West Africa is often portrayed as a continental hotbed for organised crime. The region has been struggling to address the many challenges posed by... 

 How to break the impasse between opposing camps in ivory trade debate

How to break the impasse between opposing camps in ivory trade debate

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      23rd May 2018 Elephants are in an extremely precarious state in both Africa and Asia. Demand for ivory from Africa has caused significant declines in wild... 

Health minister quoted outdated TB stats for Nigeria, South Africa

Health minister quoted outdated TB stats for Nigeria, South Africa

By: Africa Check     23rd May 2018 Nigeria’s fight against tuberculosis (TB) suffered a setback when a laboratory that analysed TB samples burned down in March 2018. Nigeria’s junior... 

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