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South African court resets power balance between villagers, mines and chiefs

South African court resets power balance between villagers, mines and chiefs

20th November 2018 South Africa’s Constitutional Court recently passed an important judgment that’s fundamentally challenged the power imbalance between mining... 

Some smart ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa's cities

Some smart ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa's cities

19th November 2018 About 23% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to toilets while 31% with toilets use one’s that aren’t connected to a formal... 

Sanctions are being lifted against Eritrea. Here's why

Sanctions are being lifted against Eritrea. Here's why

15th November 2018 The United Nations Security Council is about to lift an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against Eritrea. UN Security Council resolution 1907,... 

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Life in South Africa's economic hub is improving -- but big challenges remain

Life in South Africa's economic hub is improving -- but big challenges remain

14th November 2018 More than 14-million people live in South Africa’s economic hub, the Gauteng City-Region. That’s 25% of the country’s population. A lot of media... 

Why giving South Africans title deeds isn't the panacea for land reform

Why giving South Africans title deeds isn't the panacea for land reform

14th November 2018 The land reform debate in South Africa has become increasingly polarised since Parliament resolved to consider amending the country’s Constitution... 

Why removal of South Africa's tax boss is key to Ramaphosa's chances of success

Why removal of South Africa's tax boss is key to Ramaphosa's chances of success

13th November 2018 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has changed the country’s political landscape significantly since he came to power in February 2018. This... 

South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

12th November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has been working hard to improve South Africa’s economic situation. In October he hosted a jobs summit that’s expected to... 

South Africa's commissions of inquiry: what good can they do?

South Africa's commissions of inquiry: what good can they do?

9th November 2018 South Africans might be forgiven for expecting two key commissions of inquiry currently underway to change the country. Some of these expectations,... 

Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?

Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?

7th November 2018 Present indications are that South African voters are not gearing up to “do a Brazil” in the face of a mounting economic crisis and high levels of... 

How the First World War rewarded white South Africans, but not black compatriots

How the First World War rewarded white South Africans, but not black compatriots

7th November 2018 The outbreak of the First World War, coming little more than a decade after the Anglo-Boer war ended, presented white South Africans with a... 

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