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 Taiwan has lost all its friends in Africa – except eSwatini

Taiwan has lost all its friends in Africa – except eSwatini

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st May 2018 You have to feel for Taiwan. Last week the tiny island state lost yet another African ally, Burkina Faso, to its very big brother Beijing. This... 

How the SKA telescope is boosting South Africa's knowledge economy

How the SKA telescope is boosting South Africa's knowledge economy

31st May 2018 We’re living in a time when data and knowledge have become key resources for economic development. Developed economies have recognised this and... 

Local government in South Africa is in crisis. How it can be fixed

Local government in South Africa is in crisis. How it can be fixed

30th May 2018 Most of South Africa’s 257 municipalities are in a disastrous financial position. According to the country’s Auditor General, only 33 (13%) are in... 

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Land reform and hunger in South Africa: why the two go hand in hand

Land reform and hunger in South Africa: why the two go hand in hand

30th May 2018 The land reform debate in South Africa is dominated by a political agenda. This is a pity because other more relevant economic viewpoints on the... 

 Will Kabila stand again?

Will Kabila stand again?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th May 2018 There is a new video doing the rounds on social media and television stations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It’s a two-minute... 

Buhari’s 2018 Democracy Day speech: 7 main claims under scrutiny

Buhari’s 2018 Democracy Day speech: 7 main claims under scrutiny

By: Africa Check     30th May 2018 President Muhammadu Buhari gave his second Democracy Day speech on 29 May 2018 to commemorate Nigeria’s return to civil rule in 1999. Buhari... 

Apartheid’s long shadow still falls across our schools

Apartheid’s long shadow still falls across our schools

29th May 2018 One of the biggest tragedies of the dysfunction in the South African school system is that it is black children who suffer disproportionately. In a... 

How do we understand Nelson Mandela@100?

How do we understand Nelson Mandela@100?

By: Raymond Suttner     29th May 2018 The centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth is an opportunity to reflect on the character of his life.  One of the features of being a leader,... 

South Africa needs to reverse corporate capture of agricultural policy

South Africa needs to reverse corporate capture of agricultural policy

29th May 2018 South Africans are embroiled in heated debates about the expropriation of agricultural land. But very little space is being devoted to how the... 

 Herdsmen crisis underscores Nigeria’s complex security threats

Herdsmen crisis underscores Nigeria’s complex security threats

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th May 2018 In April, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced that he would run for a second term in the 2019 presidential election. This came despite... 

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