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To zero-rate, or not to zero-rate: why the VAT debate is more complex than it appears

To zero-rate, or not to zero-rate: why the VAT debate is more complex than it appears

7th September 2018 The one percentage point increase in South Africa’s Value Added Tax (VAT) rate, which was implemented in April this year, has raised important... 

Xenophobia in South Africa: why it's time to unsettle narratives about migrants

Xenophobia in South Africa: why it's time to unsettle narratives about migrants

6th September 2018 Foreign nationals have, yet again, been attacked, displaced and had their shops looted in South Africa. This is an unfortunate – but entirely... 

South Africa is paying a heavy price for dysfunctional local government

South Africa is paying a heavy price for dysfunctional local government

4th September 2018 South Africa’s Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, recently painted a bleak picture about the state of... 

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Buthelezi's retirement won't end ethnic 'traditionalism' in South Africa

Buthelezi's retirement won't end ethnic 'traditionalism' in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th August 2018 Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi announced his retirement as president of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in late October 2017. The 90-year-old South... 

Zimbabwe: a future finely balanced between democracy and militarisation

Zimbabwe: a future finely balanced between democracy and militarisation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th August 2018 Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa’s inauguration as Zimbabwe’s second president and commander-in-chief consummated power for the main beneficiary of the... 

Trump's comment about South Africa is a reminder that race still matters

Trump's comment about South Africa is a reminder that race still matters

29th August 2018 For a brief moment last week, US President Donald Trump served a useful purpose. He reminded us how important race is as an economic and political... 

Zero rated VAT items: how South Africa is going about expanding the list

Zero rated VAT items: how South Africa is going about expanding the list

28th August 2018 South Africa is processing a new report produced by an independent panel that reviewed the current list of items exempted from Value Added Tax... 

After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here's how

After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here's how

24th August 2018 Three years ago 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the world’s most ambitious set of development goals yet. The 17 Sustainable... 

Why South Africa's main opposition isn't gaining traction against the ANC

Why South Africa's main opposition isn't gaining traction against the ANC 

23rd August 2018 After more than two decades in power, South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) is in severe trouble. The euphoria around... 

South Africa's criminal justice system is on the mend. But it's just the beginning

South Africa's criminal justice system is on the mend. But it's just the beginning

22nd August 2018 The recent judgment by South Africa’s Constitutional Court that ended the reign of the country’s national prosecutions boss marked the end of... 

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