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29 May 2017
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29 May 2017
 
 
Democracy is taking root in Africa. But that doesn’t mean it works all the time
THE CONVERSATION
The questions that I get asked most often by students, policy makers and political leaders are: “can democracy work in Africa?” and “is Africa becoming more democratic?”. As we celebrate Africa Day...
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26 May 2017
 
Populism on the rise as South Africa and Namibia gear up to elect new presidents
THE CONVERSATION
Both South Africa and Namibia’s governing parties are set to hold elective congresses before the end of this year. Those who win the leadership contests will each lead their respective parties into...
 
 
Gender-based violence in South Africa: what’s missing and how to fix it
THE CONVERSATION
Valencia Farmer was 14 years old when she was brutally gang raped and murdered. She was stabbed 53 times. That was in 1999 and her killer was only sentenced for the crime 17 years later. Sihle...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
The WHO’s new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries
THE CONVERSATION
Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus is the first African to be elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 70 year history. The WHO is the United Nations body that directs its...
 
 
24 May 2017
 
Constitutional Court judges face much more than legal questions in Zuma case
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa has been treated to an overdose of legal arguments as its Constitutional Court grapples with whether or not a parliamentary vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma should be...
 
 
23 May 2017
 
How President Zuma blew the chance to steal a march on his opponents
THE CONVERSATION
As the dust was starting to settle on South African President Jacob Zuma’s recent controversial reshuffle of his cabinet, a new storm erupted. The country’s High Court ordered him to give the...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
South African protesters echo a global cry: democracy isn't making people's lives better
THE CONVERSATION
Recent violent protests in South Africa have refocused attention on the growing number of demonstrations over government failure to provide basic services, such as water and electricity. The...
 
 
17 May 2017
 
 
 
The South African government hasn't given up the fight for nuclear
THE CONVERSATION
Nuclear energy in South Africa is a highly contested issue; so much so that a court recently ruled against the government’s plans to issue a contract for the construction of eight new nuclear power...
 
 
 
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