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25 April 2017
                       
 
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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...
 
 
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...
 
 
More connected, but more disconnected
REAL ECONOMY: TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY
Few would deny that national and global affairs are more unsettled than they have been for years. Typically, people point to the Brexit vote, or the shock election of President Donald Trump as the...
 
 
09 Mar 2017
 
 
 
African leaders lament Trump govt's plan to reduce foreign aid
POLITICS
Members of the Pan African parliament have reportedly decried the USs' plan to implement major reductions in foreign aid. According to South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), president of...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - March 07, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Parliament to consider final SABC inquiry report Trump signs new Muslim travel ban excluding Iraq And, Dlamini to face Scopa over grants crisis
 
 
 
                       
 
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