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South African law needs a zero tolerance approach to racist utterances

South African law needs a zero tolerance approach to racist utterances

4th October 2018 A “selfie” video rant has landed a South African man, Kessie Nair, in hot water. Nair faces six counts of crimen injuria and two of incitement to... 

Zimbabwe: troubled nation now faces tough foreign policy choices

Zimbabwe: troubled nation now faces tough foreign policy choices

4th October 2018 The toxic presidency of Mugabe may be over, but the new Zimbabwean government of Emmerson Mnangagwa must quickly make some hard foreign policy... 

Victim surveys show that crime in South Africa may be dropping, yet fear is rising

Victim surveys show that crime in South Africa may be dropping, yet fear is rising

3rd October 2018 South Africans consistently rank crime among their top concerns, second only to unemployment. Between 2003 and 2015, 79% of people surveyed... 

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It's time to stop the appropriation of South Africa's visual archive

It's time to stop the appropriation of South Africa's visual archive

2nd October 2018 In an interview published in the New York Times, American visual artist Hank Willis Thomas describes his work as “collaborative storytelling”. He... 

Why do people work? Respect trumps money in South Africa case study

Why do people work? Respect trumps money in South Africa case study

1st October 2018 In South Africa, more than 50% of working age adults don’t have jobs. But is the country asking the right questions when it comes to understanding... 

South Africa's ruling ANC can no longer count on union ally to win elections

South Africa's ruling ANC can no longer count on union ally to win elections

28th September 2018 South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), may have to fight next year’s general election without hundreds of thousands... 

Land reform debate: what's missing according to South African farmers

Land reform debate: what's missing according to South African farmers

27th September 2018 Land reform remains one of South Africa’s most pressing unresolved issues. Attempts to address skewed ownership and economic participation... 

South African court frees cannabis from colonial and apartheid past

South African court frees cannabis from colonial and apartheid past

25th September 2018 A ruling by the South African Constitutional Court opens the way for decriminalising private use of cannabis, locally known as “dagga”. It marks a... 

South Africa's top court legalises the private use of marijuana. Why it's a good thing

South Africa's top court legalises the private use of marijuana. Why it's a good thing

20th September 2018 South Africa’s Constitutional Court has passed down a judgment that makes it legal for adults to cultivate and smoke marijuana in their homes. The... 

The British Council's Mandela exhibition: history or corporate whitewash?

The British Council's Mandela exhibition: history or corporate whitewash?

19th September 2018 The “Mandela and Me” exhibition at the British Council in London marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth in 1918. The exhibition is sponsored... 

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