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South Africa's race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal

South Africa's race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal

14th December 2017 South Africans are fond of debating whether public or private sector failings are the bigger problem. It does not take too long to realise that... 

Why changes to South Africa's labour laws are an assault on workers' rights

Why changes to South Africa's labour laws are an assault on workers' rights

13th December 2017 The biggest changes to South Africa’s labour laws since 1995, shortly after the country’s first democratic elections, are currently being... 

South Africa needs a fresh approach to its stubbornly high levels of inequality

South Africa needs a fresh approach to its stubbornly high levels of inequality

12th December 2017 It is widely accepted that South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world – the top 10% of the population earn about 60% of all... 

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South Africa's communist party strips the ANC of its multi-class ruling party status

South Africa's communist party strips the ANC of its multi-class ruling party status

8th December 2017 The South African Communist Party (SACP) has broken with history and challenged the governing African National Congress (ANC) in an election. The... 

The ANC leadership race will go down to the wire: here's why

The ANC leadership race will go down to the wire: here's why

7th December 2017 The suspense is tangible as the African National Congress (ANC) – South Africa’s former liberation movement that’s turned into a tired governing... 

Snags that could cast doubt on ANC's choice of new leaders

Snags that could cast doubt on ANC's choice of new leaders

6th December 2017 South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) holds its highly contested national elective conference for its top six leaders, between... 

The EU-Africa summit is now the AU-EU summit. Why the upgrade matters

The EU-Africa summit is now the AU-EU summit. Why the upgrade matters

5th December 2017 African and European heads of government gathered last week in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for their 5th summit since 2000. For the first time, the... 

History explains why South Africans on the left argue for free passes for the rich

History explains why South Africans on the left argue for free passes for the rich

5th December 2017 In a society like South Africa in which one racial group has dominated another, poor people are ignored in economic debates by those who claim to... 

A clean break with Mugabe's past will have to wait - even beyond elections

A clean break with Mugabe's past will have to wait - even beyond elections

4th December 2017 Who would have thought that this year would end with Robert Mugabe having lost the presidency of both the governing Zanu-PF and Zimbabwe? None... 

Why elections don't always equal democracy: the case of Kenya

Why elections don't always equal democracy: the case of Kenya

4th December 2017 Kenya’s transition to a multiparty democracy in 1991 was one of the most promising cases of political change in Africa. Before then, the Kenya... 

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