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A strong opposition is the only solution to dislodging Ethiopia's ruling coalition

A strong opposition is the only solution to dislodging Ethiopia's ruling coalition

11th January 2018 The political protests that destabilised Ethiopia’s two largest regional states in 2016 have become a major test for Ethiopia’s ruling People’s... 

Is South Africa's ANC bent on radical policies? Here's why the answer is no

Is South Africa's ANC bent on radical policies? Here's why the answer is no

10th January 2018 When media cover a political party conference decision, it is best to report on the entire resolution, not just the exciting bits. This may reduce... 

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid South Africa remains stuck in whiteness

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid South Africa remains stuck in whiteness 

9th January 2018 Why is it that when the West was turning away from direct colonialism in the mid-20th century, South Africa shifted to apartheid, an intensified... 

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Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe's economy

Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe's economy

8th January 2018 In his inaugural address the new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed that land reform was both historically necessary and... 

South Africa's race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal

South Africa's race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal

14th December 2017 South Africans are fond of debating whether public or private sector failings are the bigger problem. It does not take too long to realise that... 

Why changes to South Africa's labour laws are an assault on workers' rights

Why changes to South Africa's labour laws are an assault on workers' rights 

13th December 2017 The biggest changes to South Africa’s labour laws since 1995, shortly after the country’s first democratic elections, are currently being... 

South Africa needs a fresh approach to its stubbornly high levels of inequality

South Africa needs a fresh approach to its stubbornly high levels of inequality

12th December 2017 It is widely accepted that South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world – the top 10% of the population earn about 60% of all... 

South Africa's communist party strips the ANC of its multi-class ruling party status

South Africa's communist party strips the ANC of its multi-class ruling party status

8th December 2017 The South African Communist Party (SACP) has broken with history and challenged the governing African National Congress (ANC) in an election. The... 

The ANC leadership race will go down to the wire: here's why

The ANC leadership race will go down to the wire: here's why

7th December 2017 The suspense is tangible as the African National Congress (ANC) – South Africa’s former liberation movement that’s turned into a tired governing... 

Snags that could cast doubt on ANC's choice of new leaders

Snags that could cast doubt on ANC's choice of new leaders

6th December 2017 South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) holds its highly contested national elective conference for its top six leaders, between... 

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