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Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

8th February 2019 During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making.... 

State of the Facts: Verifying Cyril Ramaphosa’s #SONA2019 claims

State of the Facts: Verifying Cyril Ramaphosa’s #SONA2019 claims 

By: Africa Check     8th February 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his second state of the nation address in parliament on 7 February. It was also the fifth – and... 

Action louder than words

Action louder than words

By: Terence Creamer     8th February 2019 Organised business is responding positively and proactively to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to place higher growth at the heart of his... 

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South Africans are finally set to know who funds their political parties

South Africans are finally set to know who funds their political parties

7th February 2019 South African President Ramaphosa has finally signed into law a new bill aimed at regulating the funding of political parties. It was approved by... 

A democracy or a kleptocracy? How South Africa stacks up

A democracy or a kleptocracy? How South Africa stacks up

7th February 2019 South Africans have been held spellbound by the torrent of evidence of corruption emerging from two parallel commissions of inquiry – into state... 

 AU summit 32: Egypt takes the wheel at the AU

AU summit 32: Egypt takes the wheel at the AU

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th February 2019 On 2 February, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi held a cabinet meeting to review final preparations for his chairmanship of the African Union... 

EFF carrying of stones was an ill-advised gamble

EFF carrying of stones was an ill-advised gamble

6th February 2019 It was painful to see the death of Mlungisi Madonsela at the Durban University of Technology  (DUT) on Tuesday, the 5th February. My heart is with... 

Weighing up the costs of treating 'lifestyle' diseases in South Africa

Weighing up the costs of treating 'lifestyle' diseases in South Africa

6th February 2019 Economic growth, accompanied by a fall in infectious diseases over the past two decades, has changed the profile of the biggest threats to the... 

 AU summit 32: Big powers back on the Peace and Security Council?

AU summit 32: Big powers back on the Peace and Security Council?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th February 2019 At its summit this week, the African Union (AU) will elect five new states to the 15-member Peace and Security Council (PSC) for a three-year term.... 

Has SA’s President Ramaphosa kept his 2018 State of the Nation promises?

Has SA’s President Ramaphosa kept his 2018 State of the Nation promises?

By: Africa Check     6th February 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to deliver South Africa’s annual State of the Nation address tomorrow night in Cape Town. And Africa Check will... 

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