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 Africa must call for climate change solidarity at the UN

Africa must call for climate change solidarity at the UN

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th September 2017 The African Union (AU) has developed an insurance mechanism to help member countries in the case of extreme weather conditions and natural... 

Kenya's fresh election ruling: just another instalment in a highly contested process

Kenya's fresh election ruling: just another instalment in a highly contested process

11th September 2017 Kenya’s 2017 general election has been one of the most litigated general elections since the country’s first multiparty poll in 1992. Just weeks... 

Do only 14% of South Africans read books?

Do only 14% of South Africans read books?

By: Africa Check     11th September 2017 “Do you know that reading statistics show that only 14% of South Africans are readers of books?” South Africa’s basic education minister said in a... 

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December ANC conference: what are realistic expectations?

December ANC conference: what are realistic expectations?

By: Raymond Suttner     11th September 2017 Most commentators and sections of business see December 2017 as a decisive moment for the country, insofar as someone other than Jacob Zuma is... 

A shift in thinking is needed to counter South Africa's startling rise in poverty

A shift in thinking is needed to counter South Africa's startling rise in poverty

8th September 2017 South Africa urgently needs new policy ideas to reverse the alarming increase in poverty among its population. New figures reveal an increase of... 

 Kenyatta, Odinga more keen than ever to win

Kenyatta, Odinga more keen than ever to win

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th September 2017 Kenya’s Supreme Court has been widely – and rightly – hailed for its bold, historic and unprecedented decision last week to annul the 8 August... 

Mayor’s claim – undocumented foreigners make up 80% of Joburg inner city – ‘absurd’

Mayor’s claim – undocumented foreigners make up 80% of Joburg inner city – ‘absurd’

By: Africa Check     8th September 2017 The mayor of Johannesburg does not mince his word when it comes to the state of the inner city. Herman Mashaba has often spoken of his plans to... 

Can the 'Township Economy' be liberated?

Can the 'Township Economy' be liberated?

8th September 2017 Dormitory-style, underserviced, insecure, overcrowded and noisy. This characterises living conditions in the majority of South Africa’s townships.... 

Point of no return

Point of no return

By: Terence Creamer     8th September 2017 Hardly a day goes by when there isn’t a new and disturbing headline about governance, or the lack thereof, at one of South Africa’s State-owned... 

Cyril Ramaphosa's leaked emails: echoes of apartheid-era dirty tricks

Cyril Ramaphosa's leaked emails: echoes of apartheid-era dirty tricks

7th September 2017 A routine smear. This is the view of the overwhelming majority of commentators and analysts about last weekend’s “revelations” in the Sunday... 

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