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South African crime stats show police struggling to close cases

South African crime stats show police struggling to close cases

1st November 2017 South Africa’s latest crime statistics released by the country’s police service reflect a continued long-term decline in levels of non-violent... 

South Africa can't afford to see its universities pitch over the precipice

South Africa can't afford to see its universities pitch over the precipice

1st November 2017 For the past two years the actions of government and protesting students have slowly started squeezing South Africa’s universities into a shadow of... 

The 'Africa rising story' was based on faulty logic – here's how to fix it

The 'Africa rising story' was based on faulty logic – here's how to fix it

31st October 2017 Until a couple of years ago, all financial institutions and investment banks were celebrating ‘Africa Rising’, in a symphony of compliments that... 

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With broken institutions and a reeling opposition, what's next for Kenya?

With broken institutions and a reeling opposition, what's next for Kenya?

31st October 2017 I remember walking through the rubble of burnt out buildings some months after Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence. Houses owned by ethnic Kikuyu... 

Police officers' stories shed light on enduring legacy of race in South Africa

Police officers' stories shed light on enduring legacy of race in South Africa

30th October 2017 Many South African police officers might be considered “accidental officers”. This proposition is based on data I gathered during eight months of... 

Private security in Africa: time to regulate the bad and harness the good

Private security in Africa: time to regulate the bad and harness the good

By: News24Wire      27th October 2017 A familiar scene plays itself out daily whenever I visit my local 24-hour convenience store in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Despite the early... 

Gigaba lays bare South Africa's economic woes: will it be enough to trigger change?

Gigaba lays bare South Africa's economic woes: will it be enough to trigger change?

26th October 2017 Wittingly or unwittingly, South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s medium term budget policy statement places him – and champions of the... 

Latest budget underscores desperate state of South Africa's finances

Latest budget underscores desperate state of South Africa's finances

26th October 2017 South Africa’s 2017 medium-term budget policy statement represents a watershed moment in the post-apartheid economic and fiscal position. The best... 

Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador – what went wrong?

Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador – what went wrong?

25th October 2017 At an international conference on non-communicable diseases, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organisation director general, recently... 

South Africa's police: at times proud, at times shamed by the work they do

South Africa's police: at times proud, at times shamed by the work they do

25th October 2017 Police officers are central to modern states and societies, including South Africa. But contrary to popular belief, the standard model of policing... 

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