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 An attack on Nigeria’s schoolgirls is an attack on education

An attack on Nigeria’s schoolgirls is an attack on education

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th April 2018 On 19 February 2018, militants arrived in trucks at the Government Girls Science and Technology College in Dapchi, Nigeria, wielding guns and... 

Can the ANC recover ground lost under Zuma?

Can the ANC recover ground lost under Zuma?

By: Raymond Suttner     5th April 2018 With the departure of Jacob Zuma as ANC and state president and the positive reception accorded to the initial period of the Cyril Ramaphosa... 

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: revolutionary who kept the spirit of resistance alive

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: revolutionary who kept the spirit of resistance alive

4th April 2018 No other woman – in life and after – occupies the place that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela does in South African politics. A stalwart of the African... 

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South Africa's 'mother of the nation' who was never first lady

South Africa's 'mother of the nation' who was never first lady

4th April 2018 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – doyen of South Africa’s liberation struggle and the matriarch who was dubbed ‘the mother of the nation’ – took the... 

 South Africa and Nigeria are crucial for continental initiatives

South Africa and Nigeria are crucial for continental initiatives

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th April 2018 The impressive turnout at the African Union’s Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 21 March showed the... 

 Africa must maximise the value of donor aid

Africa must maximise the value of donor aid

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd April 2018 There has been a steady decline in the extent to which countries in sub-Saharan Africa are dependent on aid, although aid remains very important... 

SA received R6.1-billion in 2017 from US – not R300-billion, as DA mayor claimed

SA received R6.1-billion in 2017 from US – not R300-billion, as DA mayor claimed 

By: Africa Check     3rd April 2018 South Africa should be wary of losing a major “blesser”, a South African mayor has warned. Executive mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip,... 

For Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936 – 2018)

For Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936 – 2018)

3rd April 2018 Today we grieve, The mother of the nation has breathed her last, 

Oversight opportunity not to be missed

Oversight opportunity not to be missed

By: Terence Creamer     30th March 2018 One of the few positives arising from the disastrous period during which President Jacob Zuma occupied the Union Buildings is the fact that it... 

The Batswana case shows how complex the land issue is in South Africa

The Batswana case shows how complex the land issue is in South Africa

29th March 2018 Land expropriation, a hot topic in South Africa, has taken a new twist. Led by the governing ANC, the push is to now use the pre-colonial period as... 

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