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30 April 2017
Opinion
 
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24 Apr 2017
 
 
Is Nairobi’s governor right that the city ‘never had’ a development plan before him?
AFRICA CHECK
Kenya’s capital Nairobi is often referred to as the “Green City in the Sun”. But residents say the city has lost some of its lustre, as service delivery and ageing infrastructure struggle to keep...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
President Zuma’s track record: 7 claims about #progress fact-checked
AFRICA CHECK
The South African presidency took stock of government’s progress under President Jacob Zuma in celebration of his 75th birthday on 12 April. A series of tweets – under the hashtag #progress –...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille shows us how to understand mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
12 Apr 2017
 
Deeper into the Morass
JP LANDMAN
Before we talk political economy, let's first go technical and unpack the S&P and Fitch downgrades. S&P has downgraded South Africa's foreign currency debt and Fitch both the foreign and local...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille's tweets and mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
Do dairy products increase your risk of cancer? The verdict is out
AFRICA CHECK
Dairy products such as milk, yoghurt and cheese “are bad for you”, stated a March article in the wellness section of a South African trade union’s website. The Solidarity piece listed 5 “shocking”...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
Kenya’s budget speech: Do claims about power, investment & roads add up?
AFRICA CHECK
As the keeper of Kenya’s public purse, cabinet secretary Henry Rotich explained to the National Assembly on 30 March how the hundreds of billions in Kenya’s 2017/18 budget will be disbursed. He...
 
 
Deeper into the morass
JP LANDMAN
Before we talk political economy, let's first go technical and unpack the S&P and Fitch downgrades. (I would like to give recognition to Elna Moolman at Macquarie Equities, the number one rated...
 
 
 
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