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How South Africa can stop political interference in who gets prosecuted

How South Africa can stop political interference in who gets prosecuted

27th June 2017 South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority has been embroiled in an almost decade-long battle over the prosecution of President Jacob Zuma on... 

South Africa's Jacob Zuma is fast running out of political lives

South Africa's Jacob Zuma is fast running out of political lives 

26th June 2017 Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, South Africa’s scandal-ridden president, Jacob Zuma, may well have escaped yet again with his political... 

South Africa's central bank row points to dangerous levels of intolerance

South Africa's central bank row points to dangerous levels of intolerance

23rd June 2017 What kind of financial system is sure to collapse if the central bank cares about people’s well-being? The recommendation by South Africa’s Public... 

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A public protector's job is to make sure people stick to the law - not to change it

A public protector's job is to make sure people stick to the law - not to change it

23rd June 2017 South Africa’s Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has directed a parliamentary portfolio committee to initiate proceedings to amend a clause in... 

There are dangers behind giving South African MPs the right to a secret ballot

There are dangers behind giving South African MPs the right to a secret ballot

23rd June 2017 It happened as many suspected it would. South Africa’s Constitutional Court ordered that, despite the Constitution’s silence on the matter, the... 

The DRC can learn from Lumumba as its internal crisis deepens

The DRC can learn from Lumumba as its internal crisis deepens

22nd June 2017 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a vast country rich in natural resources including the world’s largest reserves of cobalt, and... 

Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending South Africa on a wild goose chase

Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending South Africa on a wild goose chase

21st June 2017 South Africa’s Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has ignited a flaring grass fire with recommendations around a R1.2bn bailout paid to a local... 

The threat to South Africa's democracy runs deeper than state capture

The threat to South Africa's democracy runs deeper than state capture

21st June 2017 A recently released report written by a group of South African social scientists, “Betrayal of the Promise”, considers the widespread capture of... 

Corrupt state owned enterprises lie at the heart of South Africa's economic woes

Corrupt state owned enterprises lie at the heart of South Africa's economic woes

20th June 2017 The prevailing economic crisis sweeping through South Africa is a direct result of economic mismanagement largely shaped by the looting of state... 

What will decide the Kenyan election? A dose of faith, tribe and hard cash

What will decide the Kenyan election? A dose of faith, tribe and hard cash

15th June 2017 After accepting his nomination as the presidential candidate of the main opposition coalition recently, Raila Odinga likened himself to Joshua, the... 

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