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17 May 2017
 
 
 
 
South Africa’s Agoa eligibility likely to come under pressure before 2025, trade expert warns
TRADE
A leading trade expert is urging those South African businesses currently benefiting from preferential market access to the US under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to begin to “wean”...
 
 
Sudan's Bashir goes to Riyadh, no word on Trump meeting – minister
POLITICS
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir will travel to Saudi Arabia on Friday but there is no confirmation he will meet with US President Donald Trump, who will also visit the country, Foreign Minister...
 
 
11 May 2017
 
Final push for peace in Somalia?
SAIIA
Despite global efforts to combat terrorism in Somalia, al-Shabaab’s attacks continue and the group still controls large parts of the country. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has been...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
Africa eyes its prized Continental Free Trade Area
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Former Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi didn’t like it when the African Union (AU) set tight deadlines that might never be achieved. At a debate about intra-African trade at the AU summit in...
 
 
26 Apr 2017
 
Famine creeps in on Africa while the world's media looks elsewhere
THE CONVERSATION
Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year. Chief among these has been Donald Trump’s rise to US president and his continuing efforts to establish...
 
 
Europe’s Elections: a Yardstick for Populism
SAIIA
Sunday saw French citizens vote in the first stage of their presidential elections, with a second run-off stage for the two lead candidates Emmanuel Macron (of En Marche!) and Marine Le Pen (of the...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
South Africa must look beyond individuals to solve the current crisis
THE CONVERSATION
When the axe finally fell on the embattled South Africa’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, the reactions played out as many people had predicted. The country was hit...
 
 
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
 
New survey data shows Zuma cost the ANC dearly in the 2016 election
THE CONVERSATION
President Jacob Zuma cost the ruling African National Congress millions of votes in the country’s local government elections in 2016. Core ANC voters stayed away, were repelled by the party – or...
 
 
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...
 
 
31 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Will Zuma’s attempts to Zanufy South Africa backfire?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘The ANC is using the Zanu-PF tactics of remaining in power,’ South Africa’s Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) declared this week. ‘When Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF realised that it was likely to lose power, as...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
What makes the rand so volatile: global or home-made factors?
ECON3X3
Exchange-rate volatility can complicate decisions concerning trade and investment and constrain a country’s economic growth. Understanding what contributes to a currency’s volatility is an...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3 million
DROUGHT
The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three-million, the Red Cross said on Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens. Kenya is one...
 
 
Numsa endorses anti-xenophobia march in Johannesburg, slams Mayor Mashaba
POLITICS
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday endorsed a march by the United Front against xenophobia in a bid to quell the recent upsurge of violent attacks on foreign...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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