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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... 

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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... 

Connecting the dots between the hike in South Africa's VAT and inflation

Connecting the dots between the hike in South Africa's VAT and inflation 

26th March 2018 South Africa is bracing itself for the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) in many years. The hike is part of the government’s efforts to... 

Zuma trial means that his toxic legacy will haunt South Africa for some time

Zuma trial means that his toxic legacy will haunt South Africa for some time

23rd March 2018 The latest instalment in South Africa’s longest running political soap opera played out dramatically on 16 March when Shaun Abrahams, the head of... 

Why the state of emergency in Ethiopia could destabilise the Horn of Africa

Why the state of emergency in Ethiopia could destabilise the Horn of Africa

20th March 2018 Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sent shock waves through the region when he abruptly tendered his resignation. Desalegn said... 

Ramaphosa makes noises about backing small business. It's about time

Ramaphosa makes noises about backing small business. It's about time

19th March 2018 South Africa’s new president, Cyril Rampahosa, is promising to free up and propel the country’s small business sector and its natural partner... 

How investigative journalists helped turn the tide against corruption in South Africa

How investigative journalists helped turn the tide against corruption in South Africa

16th March 2018 Every year South African investigative journalists are recognised for their hard work when the winners of the Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative... 

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