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South Africa's economy is badly skewed to the big guys: how it can be changed

South Africa's economy is badly skewed to the big guys: how it can be changed

14th March 2018 The South African economy looks uncomfortably the same to the one inherited when the country transitioned from apartheid to democracy in 1994.... 

 Silencing the Guns by 2020 – ambitious but essential

Silencing the Guns by 2020 – ambitious but essential

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th March 2018 The African Union (AU) Commission’s decision to ‘silence the guns by 2020’ is a welcome one. Although the vision is clearly ambitious, even limited... 

What led to world's worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

What led to world's worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

13th March 2018 South Africa has had the biggest listeriosis outbreak in the world that resulted in more than 180 deaths to date. The Conversation Africa’s health... 

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 Port deal underscores Djibouti's reliance on Ethiopia

Port deal underscores Djibouti's reliance on Ethiopia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th March 2018 When Djibouti makes international headlines, it is usually in connection with the many superpowers that have built military bases on its shore.... 

Survey shows Zuma and ANC's mutual dance to the bottom

Survey shows Zuma and ANC's mutual dance to the bottom

12th March 2018 Opinion polls in South Africa have clearly shown the sharp decline in citizens’ approval of Jacob Zuma’s performance as president over the past... 

Contestations in Ramaphosa era: what is an emancipatory route?

Contestations in Ramaphosa era: what is an emancipatory route? 

By: Raymond Suttner     12th March 2018 The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president in December evoked high expectations from a range of quarters in South African society, because it... 

Land debate in South Africa is clouded by misrepresentation and lack of data

Land debate in South Africa is clouded by misrepresentation and lack of data

9th March 2018 South Africa’s parliament has passed a resolution to amend the constitution and allow expropriation without compensation. The decision has... 

 US and China inch towards awkward cooperation in Africa

US and China inch towards awkward cooperation in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th March 2018 United States (US) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on his first official trip to Africa this week, visiting Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Chad and... 

 Women-friendly trade: what can governments do better?

Women-friendly trade: what can governments do better?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      9th March 2018 It’s a familiar sight at border posts: women with baskets groaning under the weight of fresh produce, cheap manufactured goods or handicrafts ready... 

Radebe’s inbox

Radebe’s inbox

By: Terence Creamer     9th March 2018 Having initially exercised some restraint in his retention of Dipuo Peters as Energy Minister from May 2009 to July 2013, former President Jacob... 

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