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South Africa is learning the ropes of coalition politics - and its inherent instability

South Africa is learning the ropes of coalition politics - and its inherent instability

14th May 2018 South Africa’s politics has entered largely uncharted terrain. Following the municipal elections in 2016 several political parties swiftly... 

Rapprochement between two leaders isn't enough to fix Kenya's deep divisions

Rapprochement between two leaders isn't enough to fix Kenya's deep divisions

11th May 2018 In his latest state of the nation address Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta called for opening a new chapter of national unity and reconciliation.... 

Littering in South Africa is the expression of wider selfish – and costly -- culture

Littering in South Africa is the expression of wider selfish – and costly -- culture

10th May 2018 It is common when municipal workers go on strike in South Africa to resort to upturning garbage cans and strewing litter around city centres. Their... 

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Why it's wrong to blame South Africa's woes on Mandela's compromises

Why it's wrong to blame South Africa's woes on Mandela's compromises

9th May 2018 If he were alive today, Nelson Mandela would probably be puzzled to find that it has become popular among South Africans frustrated with the pace... 

Explainer: who will be doing what under South Africa's new 'Twin Peaks' model

Explainer: who will be doing what under South Africa's new 'Twin Peaks' model

9th May 2018 South Africa has started implementing a new regulatory regime for the financial sector. Known as Twin Peaks, the approach was first adopted in... 

How South Africa should tackle the redistribution of land in urban areas

How South Africa should tackle the redistribution of land in urban areas

8th May 2018 Land debates are reverberating across South Africa after the country’s parliament resolved to accelerate land redistribution through expropriation... 

For 15 years South Africans in North West have been getting angrier. Here's why

For 15 years South Africans in North West have been getting angrier. Here's why

7th May 2018 Recent violent protests in Mahikeng in South Africa’s North West province have prompted widespread commentary about what’s behind them, as well as... 

A three-pronged new deal could help South Africa's economic woes

A three-pronged new deal could help South Africa's economic woes

7th May 2018 South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has impressed many since taking over the country’s reigns earlier this year. But unless the citizens... 

South Africa must look to history to level the playing field for school kids

South Africa must look to history to level the playing field for school kids

4th May 2018 South Africa’s history of segregation has left its footprints in many places. Take the case of semi-rural Franschoek in the country’s Western Cape... 

Mnangagwa's Zimbabwe inches forward – but where is it headed?

Mnangagwa's Zimbabwe inches forward – but where is it headed?

3rd May 2018 The five months since the fall of Robert Mugabe have been far from easy for his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Zimbabwe’s new government has made... 

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