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South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

8th February 2018 South Africa’s 2018 State of the Nation address by the president of South Africa has been postponed. This unprecedented step makes it clear that... 

Axing ANN7 in South Africa may send wrong signal for media freedom

Axing ANN7 in South Africa may send wrong signal for media freedom

7th February 2018 At first glance the announcement by video entertainment and pay-television company Multichoice that it will be dropping controversial news channel... 

South African news station ANN7 is on the skids: why it won't be missed

South African news station ANN7 is on the skids: why it won't be missed

2nd February 2018 The closure of any media outlet is normally mourned by all journalists, because of the loss of jobs, diversity and competition. But the... 

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Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die

Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die

1st February 2018 Under the presidency of Jacob Zuma, South Africa has been trying to implement a massive new nuclear programme. The initiative stood against a... 

Top job for South African gives African countries sway at the IMF

Top job for South African gives African countries sway at the IMF

30th January 2018 South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, has been selected as the first sub-Saharan African to serve as chair of the International... 

Is South Africa seeing a return to the rule of law? More evidence is needed

Is South Africa seeing a return to the rule of law? More evidence is needed

29th January 2018 It appears as if the Gupta family, known for being politically connected to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and accused of “state capture”,... 

Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and statistics

Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and statistics

25th January 2018 Public discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall... 

Why shaking up South Africa's power utility matters for the economy

Why shaking up South Africa's power utility matters for the economy

24th January 2018 South Africa’s power utility Eskom has seen a remarkable leadership shake up in the past few days. Almost the entire board has been replaced with... 

Stability in southern Africa hinges on how leaders gain and lose power

Stability in southern Africa hinges on how leaders gain and lose power

23rd January 2018 While each country in Southern Africa has its own politics, recent developments involving presidents provide interesting contrasts across the... 

Ramaphosa should end the presidential merry-go-round in South Africa

Ramaphosa should end the presidential merry-go-round in South Africa

17th January 2018 The large majority of South Africans, including members of the governing African National Congress (ANC), will be glad to see the back of Jacob... 

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