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It's time to stop the appropriation of South Africa's visual archive

It's time to stop the appropriation of South Africa's visual archive

2nd October 2018 In an interview published in the New York Times, American visual artist Hank Willis Thomas describes his work as “collaborative storytelling”. He... 

Why do people work? Respect trumps money in South Africa case study

Why do people work? Respect trumps money in South Africa case study

1st October 2018 In South Africa, more than 50% of working age adults don’t have jobs. But is the country asking the right questions when it comes to understanding... 

 How serious is the African Union about democracy?

How serious is the African Union about democracy?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st October 2018 Most African countries now hold regular elections, albeit often flawed and contested. Fewer coups on the continent are largely the result of the... 

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Mining, EWC and wealth extraction – the unexplored possibilities

Mining, EWC and wealth extraction – the unexplored possibilities

1st October 2018 South Africa’s land politics – and particularly the contentious drive towards Expropriation without Compensation (EWC) – is ultimately not about... 

South Africa's ruling ANC can no longer count on union ally to win elections

South Africa's ruling ANC can no longer count on union ally to win elections

28th September 2018 South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), may have to fight next year’s general election without hundreds of thousands... 

Spectator Index tweet exaggerates Nigeria’s suicide rate

Spectator Index tweet exaggerates Nigeria’s suicide rate

By: Africa Check     28th September 2018 Popular for the facts and figures it tweets, the Spectator Index posted a list of the suicide rates in different countries earlier this year. The... 

On the mend?

On the mend?

By: Terence Creamer     28th September 2018 Business confidence is at debilitating low levels and trust between government and business remains fragile after the abusive Zuma years.... 

 Check the stats, Ramaphosa – 62 people murdered on SA farms & smallholdings last year

Check the stats, Ramaphosa – 62 people murdered on SA farms & smallholdings last year

By: Africa Check     27th September 2018 Speaking in New York, South Africa’s president claimed that farmers are not being killed in his country. Cyril Ramaphosa was commenting on a tweet... 

 Forecasting for peace

Forecasting for peace

27th September 2018 Sub-Saharan Africa has made important peace and security gains over the past two decades. Large-scale political violence has declined and fewer... 

Land reform debate: what's missing according to South African farmers

Land reform debate: what's missing according to South African farmers

27th September 2018 Land reform remains one of South Africa’s most pressing unresolved issues. Attempts to address skewed ownership and economic participation... 

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