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19 May 2017
 
 
Zuma says spate of women and child murders "a crisis"
VIOLENCE
President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that a spate of violent attacks against women and children represented a national "crisis" as he visited the family of a three-year old girl who was raped and...
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
Peacebuilding in Africa: why the media matters
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The appointment of United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres in January has many wondering how he will take forward the recommendations of three major UN reviews on peacebuilding,...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
Outrage over Helen Zille's colonialism tweets
POLITICS
The former leader of South Africa's main opposition party has sparked public outcry over a series of social media posts that suggested colonialism brought benefits to the country. "For those...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Politicians must account for the deaths of 94 psychiatric patients in South Africa
THE CONVERSATION
The local government minister for health in Gauteng, South Africa’s wealthiest province, resigned on Tuesday 31 January just before the release of a report into the deaths of 94 mental health...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
Interviews for Dlamini Zuma’s job skirt the divisive issues
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Up until the last moment, many thought it wouldn’t happen – and then it did. The live question-and-answer session – broadcast from Addis Ababa to the continent, with the five candidates vying for...
 
 
05 Oct 2016
 
SA: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa lauds the two day working visit to Republic of Vietnam
STATEMENT
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday 04 October 2016, concluded his working visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam ahead of his scheduled working visit to the Republic of Singapore from...
 
 
16 Aug 2016
 
Opposition court challenge could make Speaker of Parliament interim Zambian president: Constitution
POLITICS
Zambian Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini is likely to become interim President if the main opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) party files a Constitutional...
 
 
Is South Africa home to more than a million asylum-seekers? The numbers don’t add up
AFRICA CHECK
With more than 3,2-million refugees and asylum seekers displaced in 2015 alone, is it possible that South Africa is home to the highest number of asylum seekers in the world? When Africa Check was...
 
 
01 Apr 2016
 
Pikitup: Pikitup reintroduces day shift in Soweto and east of Johannesburg
STATEMENT
PIKITUP, the City of Johannesburg’s waste management entity is reintroducing day shifts in areas serviced mainly by our Avalon, Central Camp, and Zondi Depots in Soweto and Norwood Depot in the...
 
 
10 Feb 2016
 
SA: Petitions Committee investigates allegations of maladministration and financial irregularities against Knysna Municipality
STATEMENT
The Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings, after having listened to a petition of maladministration and financial irregularities against Knysna municipality which was submitted...
 
 
13 Jan 2016
 
AfriForum: Illegal garbage dumping in Middelburg; AfriForum takes action
STATEMENT
AfriForum’s Middelburg branch on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 launched a clean-up project to clean up an illegal dumping area on the corner of SADC Street and Lillian Ngoyi Street. This follows after...
 
 
What (else) to expect in Africa in 2016?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Africa starts the New Year with many burning issues that escalated in 2015 and need urgent action. The crisis in Burundi, where grave human rights violations are continuing, and the war in South...
 
 
13 Oct 2015
 
Another president's son caught with his hand in the cookie jar?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
This is probably the last thing Guinea’s President Alpha Condé needed smack in the middle of a very heated election campaign. In mid September, as the acrimony between Condé and his opponents...
 
 
02 Oct 2015
 
Burkina Faso coup leader taken into custody, to face trial
COUP
The leader of the recent failed coup in Burkina Faso was taken into custody on Thursday by government forces in order to face trial, local media reported. General Gilbert Diendere had taken refuge...
 
 
23 Sep 2015
 
SA: Communications Committee to fill SABC Board vacancies
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Communications is determined to fill three positions left vacant after resignations of former members of the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation....
 
 
 
                       
 
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