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19 May 2017
 
 
 
 
We're not leaving SA over junk status – GM
MANUFACTURING
Vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) said on Friday that South Africa's  recent sovereign downgrade to junk status has not influenced its decision to disinvest from the country. In a written...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
Union, artists call for SABC's 90% local content policy to remain
STATE COMPANY
The South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC's) interim board needs to engage in open consultations with relevant entertainment industry role players before deciding to scrap the 90% local...
 
 
09 May 2017
 
Where does Africa feature for Trump, 100 days on?
SAIIA
On 29 April, President Donald J Trump reached 100 days in office as president of the United States. A controversial head of state, whose election campaign and subsequent ascension to power was met...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
 
 
I agree with Mugabe, Zim is 'mischaracterised' - Zuma
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has reportedly said that he agrees with President Robert Mugabe's views that Zimbabwe is "mischaraterised". "Well, I think the president answered that very well in the...
 
 
04 May 2017
 
Zim 'is the most highly developed country in Africa after SA' – Mugabe
POLITICS
Zimbabwe is the most highly developed country in Africa, after South Africa, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said. Mugabe made a surprise appearance on a morning panel on fragile states at...
 
 
02 May 2017
 
DRC violence forces thousands to flee to Angola – UNHCR
VIOLENCE
The United Nation’s refugee agency has reportedly said that about 1 000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring Angola to seek refuge, amid an upsurge of violence between rebels and the government...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
South Africans are learning that they're not that exceptional after all
THE CONVERSATION
There was a time that South Africa looked very different to the rest of Africa. The “rainbow nation” was seen by many – including a lot of its own citizens – to be exceptional, having more in...
 
 
07 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Cult Sister
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
After matric Lesley took a gap year to the United States. Before she left, her mother, in jest or premonition, said: “Don’t get married and don’t join a cult” – but Lesley ended up in what is...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Platinum has best price improvement prospects – Major
JOBURG INDABA
Platinum has better price improvement prospects than virtually any other commodity, Cadiz Corporate Solutions mining director Peter Major said on Thursday. Speaking at a breakfast to publicise the...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
Africa can’t get counter-terrorism wrong again
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
By any measure, Africa’s fight against terrorism has been a failure. Since it launched the fight in earnest nearly three decades ago in 1992, in the aftermath of a wave of violence from Islamist...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
Africa offers a point of cooperation for Xi and Trump
THE CONVERSATION
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time at Trump’s opulent Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida in early April. There’s no indication yet that they will...
 
 
SA’s ruling party on dealing with a divided continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And South Africa –...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Empathise, dammit! [[[or damn it!]]]
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Much has been written about the incomprehension of the liberal-left over their countrymen's support of Donald Trump. They have been accused of being smug and knowing. The championing of identity...
 
 
13 Mar 2017
 
NUMSA: NUMSA responds to the Zambian High Commissioner
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) re-iterates its support for media workers and journalists in Zambia and condemns the rapid decline into tyranny in that country. As NUMSA...
 
 
09 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Impact of Africa on South Africa’s economic performance ‘underestimated’ – IMF
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is currently the main destination for South African exports and its influence on the economic performance of South Africa is being “underestimated by many commentators”,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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