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Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

18th September 2018 A commission of inquiry into corruption in South Africa is underway. How it goes about its work, and delivers on its mandate, will have profound... 

Does South Africa have a microplastics problem? Our research says yes

Does South Africa have a microplastics problem? Our research says yes

17th September 2018 The dangers of plastics, and more specifically microplastics, is increasingly grabbing the world’s attention. A growing body of research shows that... 

Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix 

17th September 2018 Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of Australia where nuclear power is banned. All the largest... 

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South Africans come off second best as politicians play havoc with coalitions

South Africans come off second best as politicians play havoc with coalitions

14th September 2018 For the past two years political party coalitions have become the “new normal” in South African politics. They became a key feature in 2016 after... 

South Africa won't become less violent until it's more equal

South Africa won't become less violent until it's more equal 

13th September 2018 The release of crime statistics in South Africa always triggers great angst among ordinary citizens, and obfuscation on the part of the South... 

Peace prospects are much higher in the Horn of Africa. But obstacles remain

Peace prospects are much higher in the Horn of Africa. But obstacles remain

12th September 2018 It’s just five months since Abiy Ahmed took over as Ethiopian Prime Minister yet the pace of change in the Horn of Africa has been simply... 

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... 

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... 

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