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 South Africans are feeling more and more unsafe

South Africans are feeling more and more unsafe

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th October 2018 Crime in South Africa is rising, and understandably, people feel unsafe – in their streets, their parks and their homes. Solutions to crime don’t... 

Here’s how SA can tackle homelessness

Here’s how SA can tackle homelessness

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th October 2018 A walk through Johannesburg’s metropolitan area highlights the glaring reality of homelessness in South Africa. Reasons for why and how people... 

 Perspectives on National Health Insurance Bill

Perspectives on National Health Insurance Bill

15th October 2018 In late June 2018, the Department of Health issued the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment (MSA) Bill for public... 

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 The role of women in West Africa’s violent extremist groups

The role of women in West Africa’s violent extremist groups  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th October 2018 Women’s involvement in Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad Basin is well known. However their role in the activities of the Group for the Support... 

South Africa won't create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact

South Africa won't create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact

12th October 2018 Nearly a week has passed since South Africa’s 2018 jobs summit. The two-day gathering produced some useful agreements between the social partners:... 

Electrically mobile

Electrically mobile 

By: Terence Creamer     12th October 2018 Following a somewhat questionable hiatus in September, petrol and diesel prices resumed their sheer climbs in October, leaving motorist with the... 

South Africa's economy is in a mess. New finance minister must hit the road running

South Africa's economy is in a mess. New finance minister must hit the road running

11th October 2018 The latest reshuffling of South Africa’s finance minister, following the resignation of Nhlanhla Nene and appointment of Tito Mboweni, may have... 

Moral courage and decency irrelevant as South Africa's finance minister resigns

Moral courage and decency irrelevant as South Africa's finance minister resigns

11th October 2018 South Africa’s once-lauded, lately beleaguered Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, has had his resignation accepted by President Cyril Ramaphosa. His... 

 With SADC’s poor record of instilling democracy in member states, can it help stabilise Comoros?

With SADC’s poor record of instilling democracy in member states, can it help stabilise Comoros?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th October 2018 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) inherited a world of trouble when it accepted the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a... 

South Africa's stimulus package shows power is finely balanced in the ANC

South Africa's stimulus package shows power is finely balanced in the ANC

10th October 2018 The economic stimulus package announced by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa shows that he and his political allies are, contrary to much... 

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