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 The battle for control of South Africa’s state isn’t just about personalities

The battle for control of South Africa’s state isn’t just about personalities

12th June 2017 It is probably no consolation to Brian Molefe, the CEO of South Africa’s power utility Eskom, that his woes are evidence that President Jacob... 

 The perversion of paleontology by apartheid’s advocates still lingers

The perversion of paleontology by apartheid’s advocates still lingers

9th June 2017 In 1925, Jan Smuts was both a prominent politician and an advocate for science. Just after the first of his two terms as prime minister of the... 

 Southern Africa has an integration plan: but it’s short of sector specifics

Southern Africa has an integration plan: but it’s short of sector specifics

8th June 2017 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has placed industrialisation at the centre of its regional integrated development plan and a... 

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 How South Africa can fix the fact that one in four of its children go hungry

How South Africa can fix the fact that one in four of its children go hungry

7th June 2017 The most recent data shows that 27.4% of South African children under the age of five are too short for their age or suffer from stunting. Children... 

 South Africa’s in a recession. Here’s what that means

South Africa’s in a recession. Here’s what that means

7th June 2017 South Africa has been rocked by news that it has slipped into a recession after its gross domestic product (GDP) declined 0.7% during the first... 

 Democracy is looking sickly across southern Africa

Democracy is looking sickly across southern Africa

6th June 2017 Politics are in shambles across the world. Populism and political gambles are making headlines from London to Washington. Southern Africa is no... 

 South Africa urgently needs to rethink its approach to housing

South Africa urgently needs to rethink its approach to housing

5th June 2017 The recent protests over housing shortages in Gauteng, South Africa’s richest province and economic hub, have put the spotlight on the problem and... 

 France and Africa: Macron’s rhetoric shouldn’t be confused with reality

France and Africa: Macron’s rhetoric shouldn’t be confused with reality

31st May 2017 The 2017 French election was watched with great nervousness by millions across Francophone Africa. That’s because the French president remains a... 

 Eskom CEO saga highlights massive systems failure in South Africa

Eskom CEO saga highlights massive systems failure in South Africa

30th May 2017 South Africa has, in the past, been credited with taking on innovative corporate governance standards and integrated reporting. So it’s... 

 Democracy is taking root in Africa. But that doesn’t mean it works all the time

Democracy is taking root in Africa. But that doesn’t mean it works all the time

29th May 2017 The questions that I get asked most often by students, policy makers and political leaders are: “can democracy work in Africa?” and “is Africa... 

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