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Is South Africa's opposition party ready to challenge for power in 2019 elections?

Is South Africa's opposition party ready to challenge for power in 2019 elections?

10th April 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA), South Africa’s main political opposition party, has held its national congress and declared its readiness for the... 

Steinhoff's board behaved badly. Why it needs to be held to account

Steinhoff's board behaved badly. Why it needs to be held to account

9th April 2018 It’s becoming clearer by the day that the rot that caused the corporate scandal at furniture retailing giant Steinhoff International goes much... 

Why Zuma's trial matters for South Africa's constitutional democracy

Why Zuma's trial matters for South Africa's constitutional democracy

6th April 2018 Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s court appearance carries huge significance for the country. That’s because his criminal trial is not... 

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Nomzamo from Bizana: remembering Winnie Madikizela as a young woman

Nomzamo from Bizana: remembering Winnie Madikizela as a young woman

5th April 2018 Within hours of Winnie Madikizela’s death debates about her life began to rage. One of the key themes that began to emerge was her relationship... 

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: revolutionary who kept the spirit of resistance alive

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: revolutionary who kept the spirit of resistance alive

4th April 2018 No other woman – in life and after – occupies the place that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela does in South African politics. A stalwart of the African... 

South Africa's 'mother of the nation' who was never first lady

South Africa's 'mother of the nation' who was never first lady

4th April 2018 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – doyen of South Africa’s liberation struggle and the matriarch who was dubbed ‘the mother of the nation’ – took the... 

The Batswana case shows how complex the land issue is in South Africa

The Batswana case shows how complex the land issue is in South Africa

29th March 2018 Land expropriation, a hot topic in South Africa, has taken a new twist. Led by the governing ANC, the push is to now use the pre-colonial period as... 

Ramaphosa has started the clean up job. But can he turn the state around?

Ramaphosa has started the clean up job. But can he turn the state around?

28th March 2018 South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is presently receiving numerous plaudits on how he’s handling the transition from the troubled Jacob... 

How South Africa can align its development plan with the SDGs

How South Africa can align its development plan with the SDGs

28th March 2018 Creating coherent national policies is a challenge for most countries. And now the adoption of the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its sustainable development... 

Why Africa's free trade area offers so much promise

Why Africa's free trade area offers so much promise 

27th March 2018 African leaders have just signed a framework establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, the largest free trade agreement since the... 

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