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Nelson Mandela’s “obstinacy” – #Mandela’s leadership part 2

Nelson Mandela’s “obstinacy” – #Mandela’s leadership part 2

By: Raymond Suttner     11th June 2018 Nelson Mandela was notoriously stubborn or obstinate both words that are generally used to connote negative qualities.  But the dictionaries... 

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa can help resolve the Gaza crisis

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa can help resolve the Gaza crisis

8th June 2018 The gunning down by the Israeli army of protesting Palestinians at the Gaza border in May has drawn international condemnation. There’s also been... 

The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical -- and that's a problem

The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical -- and that's a problem

8th June 2018 History may soon be a compulsory school subject until Grade 12 in South Africa. A task team established by the country’s minister of basic... 

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Policy posers

Policy posers 

By: Terence Creamer     8th June 2018 South African energy policymakers would be well advised to take note a few recent reports as they move to finalise the long-awaited update to the... 

Biography of an ancestral river: a call to arms against exploitation in South Africa

Biography of an ancestral river: a call to arms against exploitation in South Africa

7th June 2018 Respected South African academic and author Jacklyn Cock’s deep love for the Kowie river is the key thread that runs throughout her new book,... 

 Can Africa’s borders really become bridges?

Can Africa’s borders really become bridges?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th June 2018 ‘Good fences make good neighbours,’ the American poet Robert Frost wrote in 1915. This remark has been widely misinterpreted to mean that Frost was... 

Patience with Ramaphosa's presidency is waning among South Africans

Patience with Ramaphosa's presidency is waning among South Africans 

6th June 2018 South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has just crossed 100 days in office with increasing signs that his honeymoon period is already over.... 

 Who benefits as DRC’s neighbours jostle for influence?

Who benefits as DRC’s neighbours jostle for influence?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th June 2018 Last week, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government spokesperson Lambert Mende Omalanga publicly demanded an explanation from French... 

What happened to the concept and praxis of African Renaissance?

What happened to the concept and praxis of African Renaissance?

6th June 2018 The miracle of Africa’s renaissance in the 21st century must be realised.  

Do 200 000 abortions – many a ‘repeat’ – take place in SA each year?

Do 200 000 abortions – many a ‘repeat’ – take place in SA each year?

By: Africa Check     5th June 2018 An MP seeking to introduce changes to South African abortion law claimed 200 000 abortions took place each year, many of them “repeats”. Official... 

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