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A democracy or a kleptocracy? How South Africa stacks up

A democracy or a kleptocracy? How South Africa stacks up

7th February 2019 South Africans have been held spellbound by the torrent of evidence of corruption emerging from two parallel commissions of inquiry – into state... 

Weighing up the costs of treating 'lifestyle' diseases in South Africa

Weighing up the costs of treating 'lifestyle' diseases in South Africa

6th February 2019 Economic growth, accompanied by a fall in infectious diseases over the past two decades, has changed the profile of the biggest threats to the... 

Is South Africa on the cusp of a major shift in energy policy?

Is South Africa on the cusp of a major shift in energy policy?

5th February 2019 South Africans go to the polls this year. And for the first time the country’s energy future is becoming a significant subject of contestation.... 

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Why delays to fixing health care are bad news for South Africans

Why delays to fixing health care are bad news for South Africans

5th February 2019 The release of a final report about the state of competition in South Africa’s private health sector has been delayed again. It was compiled by an... 

Lessons from Nigeria on how public engagement can curb corruption

Lessons from Nigeria on how public engagement can curb corruption 

31st January 2019 Government corruption is a global challenge and a major obstacle to economic and social development. It compromises the delivery of valuable... 

CEO's exit underscores how few South African women hold top jobs

CEO's exit underscores how few South African women hold top jobs

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st January 2019 The CEO of one of South Africa’s top four banks – Absa – announced this week that she is retiring after 10 years in this role. Employment equity at... 

South African diplomacy on Zimbabwe can remain quiet -- but it must get tough

South African diplomacy on Zimbabwe can remain quiet -- but it must get tough

28th January 2019 Cries of moral outrage have greeted the brutal crackdown by the Zimbabwean security forces on nationwide protests sparked by a sudden, massive,... 

South Africa's war on graft is picking up speed. But will anyone go to jail?

South Africa's war on graft is picking up speed. But will anyone go to jail?

28th January 2019 South Africa’s latest pursuit of truth has gone up a gear as it enters a new phase in which the stakes are raised for all the protagonists. After a... 

Explainer: South Africa's central bank -- ownership, mandate and independence

Explainer: South Africa's central bank -- ownership, mandate and independence

24th January 2019 In recent months, various debates about the South African Reserve Bank have focused broadly on three aspects – its shareholding, its mandate and... 

Why Ramaphosa can't stop the ANC's decline, even with a win at the polls

Why Ramaphosa can't stop the ANC's decline, even with a win at the polls

23rd January 2019 In recent months there has been conjecture that if South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa wins a suitably large majority of the upcoming national... 

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