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South Africa's commissions of inquiry: what good can they do?

South Africa's commissions of inquiry: what good can they do?

9th November 2018 South Africans might be forgiven for expecting two key commissions of inquiry currently underway to change the country. Some of these expectations,... 

Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?

Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?

7th November 2018 Present indications are that South African voters are not gearing up to “do a Brazil” in the face of a mounting economic crisis and high levels of... 

How the First World War rewarded white South Africans, but not black compatriots

How the First World War rewarded white South Africans, but not black compatriots

7th November 2018 The outbreak of the First World War, coming little more than a decade after the Anglo-Boer war ended, presented white South Africans with a... 

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Explainer: lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank

Explainer: lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank

5th November 2018 The South African Reserve Bank placed VBS, a small mutual bank, under curatorship in March this year against a backdrop of a serious liquidity... 

South African voters are moving beyond party loyalty: they want delivery

South African voters are moving beyond party loyalty: they want delivery

1st November 2018 The attention of South Africans has recently been firmly fixed on issues of good governance – or more specifically on its failures. This is due... 

South African universities shouldn't be playing the global rankings game

South African universities shouldn't be playing the global rankings game 

1st November 2018 Once again, Times Higher Education’s annual global university rankings have drawn a lot of attention from the media and in the higher education... 

Kewpie: understanding what it meant to be queer in District Six under apartheid

Kewpie: understanding what it meant to be queer in District Six under apartheid

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st October 2018 Across many parts of Africa homosexuality is often referred to as “unAfrican” - a western imposition that will undermine a traditional African. It... 

Did South Africa's investment summit mark a game-changing moment?

Did South Africa's investment summit mark a game-changing moment?

30th October 2018 To some observers, South Africa’s recent investment summit led by the president Cyril Ramaphosa, seemed like much ado about nothing. Several of the... 

ANC will go to the polls with only one major asset: its president Ramaphosa

ANC will go to the polls with only one major asset: its president Ramaphosa

29th October 2018 It is common cause that the performance of South Africa’s government, led by the African National Congress (ANC), has been worse than abysmal.... 

South Africa's jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues

South Africa's jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues

26th October 2018 South Africa recently hosted a Jobs Summit that brought key stakeholders –government, business and labour – under one roof to find better ways of... 

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