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28 March 2017
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27 Mar 2017
 
 
Gordhan recall may herald reshuffle, policy swings – IRR analysts
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
This morning South Africa’s Presidency released a 38-word statement recalling the Minister of Finance from an international investment promotion roadshow. The statement read as follows: “President...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
How many SA municipalities lose more than 37% of their water? We don’t know
AFRICA CHECK
In his 10th State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma made a number of claims relating to the country’s water situation. Among those, the president specifically mentioned water losses in...
 
 
Mining: staving off the jobs bloodbath
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Gory imagery – such as ‘jobs bloodbath’ – has become common in descriptions of South Africa’s unemployment crisis, conveying not only the failure to create the employment the country needs, but...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
Africa offers a point of cooperation for Xi and Trump
THE CONVERSATION
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time at Trump’s opulent Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida in early April. There’s no indication yet that they will...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
Fact-checked: Kenyatta’s 2017 State of the Nation Address
AFRICA CHECK
Up for re-election in August, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta gave a sometimes impassioned defence of his record, pegging it against his 2013 manifesto. Africa Check is working through his claims...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Empathise, dammit! [[[or damn it!]]]
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Much has been written about the incomprehension of the liberal-left over their countrymen's support of Donald Trump. They have been accused of being smug and knowing. The championing of identity...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
Government Incentives – Paying it Forward
KPMG
Growth, Growth, & More Growth! South Africa’s current economic growth is sluggish.  The Medium Term Budget Speech in 2016 cited a required increase of R28 billion in government revenue for the...
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
No, there is no ‘miracle recipe’ that cures diabetes
AFRICA CHECK
A Philippine doctor claims to have discovered a recipe – consisting of sweet peppers, eggs and sea salt – that eliminates diabetes “in five minutes”. But it has not been scientifically proven. “Dr...
 
 
 
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