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 Cashing in on value chains to drive growth in SADC

Cashing in on value chains to drive growth in SADC

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      21st August 2017 As the 37th SADC Summit kicks off, the longstanding question of how to best spur industrial growth and development in the region is at the top of... 

Resilience has become a way of life in Sierra Leone, now mourning hundreds lost in mudslide

Resilience has become a way of life in Sierra Leone, now mourning hundreds lost in mudslide

21st August 2017 A nation “once again… gripped by grief”. This was how Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone, described the effects of the mudslide that... 

 The fight against corruption in Africa is on

The fight against corruption in Africa is on

18th August 2017 The African Union (AU) has marked 2018 as the year for ‘Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation’.... 

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 Will Kenya always be the country of the future?

Will Kenya always be the country of the future?

18th August 2017 Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week’s general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15... 

SA’s secret-ballot debate: 6 ANC achievements scrutinised

SA’s secret-ballot debate: 6 ANC achievements scrutinised 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th August 2017 South Africa’s much-anticipated debate on a motion of no confidence in the president was heavy on rhetoric, but light on claims about President... 

Auctions steam ahead

Auctions steam ahead

By: Terence Creamer     18th August 2017 South Africa may be on the global sidelines currently with regard to the procurement of new renewable generation capacity, chiefly because of... 

Enviro rights entail more than just the environment

By: Saliem Fakir     18th August 2017 It is important to review where we have come from over the past 20 years and how much has been achieved in that time. South Africa's Constitution... 

What the lack of accountability for Marikana says about Zuma's government

What the lack of accountability for Marikana says about Zuma's government

17th August 2017 Five years ago this week 44 people were killed in the course of an industrial dispute at a platinum mine in South Africa’s North West Province... 

 Marikana demands truth, justice and accountability

Marikana demands truth, justice and accountability

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th August 2017 Five years ago today members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) shot dead 34 mineworkers and injured 78. Some of the injured are... 

 South Africa must move beyond its organised crime clichés

South Africa must move beyond its organised crime clichés

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th August 2017 Organised crime is a serious and growing menace in South Africa. And with its debilitating social and economic effects on the country, it requires... 

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