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Liver transplant from HIV+ living donor to negative recipient: key ethical issues

Liver transplant from HIV+ living donor to negative recipient: key ethical issues

5th October 2018 South Africa has a dire shortage of organ donors. This means that doctors struggle to find suitable donor organs for critically ill patients who... 

South Africa’s white right, the Alt-Right and the alternative

South Africa’s white right, the Alt-Right and the alternative

5th October 2018 There has been a global rise in populism, especially of the right wing variety. In South Africa this has manifested in the increasingly strident... 

Mandela and military force: the moment dictated the means

Mandela and military force: the moment dictated the means

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      5th October 2018 In the winter of 1998 Lesotho was roiled by protests after a controversial election. Frustrated opposition parties, which won only a single... 

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Recovery is the key word

Recovery is the key word

By: Terence Creamer     5th October 2018 “It’s still in the morning, it’s not a midnight special,” President Cyril Ramaphosa jested ahead of his speech at the Union Building last month to... 

 Time to put meat on the bones of South Africa’s foreign policy

Time to put meat on the bones of South Africa’s foreign policy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th October 2018 Last week was South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first real chance to present himself to the international community. Throughout his packed... 

South African law needs a zero tolerance approach to racist utterances

South African law needs a zero tolerance approach to racist utterances

4th October 2018 A “selfie” video rant has landed a South African man, Kessie Nair, in hot water. Nair faces six counts of crimen injuria and two of incitement to... 

Zimbabwe: troubled nation now faces tough foreign policy choices

Zimbabwe: troubled nation now faces tough foreign policy choices

4th October 2018 The toxic presidency of Mugabe may be over, but the new Zimbabwean government of Emmerson Mnangagwa must quickly make some hard foreign policy... 

Digging up the numbers on informal mining in Nigeria

Digging up the numbers on informal mining in Nigeria

By: Africa Check     4th October 2018 Millions of people in Nigeria survive on artisanal and small-scale mining, the country’s minister of mines and steel, Abubakar Bwari, reportedly... 

Why has manufacturing employment declined so rapidly?

Why has manufacturing employment declined so rapidly?

By: Econ3x3      3rd October 2018 The manufacturing sector has performed poorly and employment has fallen sharply. Policy has tended to push manufacturing onto a more... 

Victim surveys show that crime in South Africa may be dropping, yet fear is rising

Victim surveys show that crime in South Africa may be dropping, yet fear is rising

3rd October 2018 South Africans consistently rank crime among their top concerns, second only to unemployment. Between 2003 and 2015, 79% of people surveyed... 

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