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30 March 2017
                       
 
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29 Mar 2017
 
 
Zille, tweeting and inanity: more reasons for white South Africans to shut up
THE CONVERSATION
It’s remarkable how much of a shitstorm Twitter creates when in the hands of politicians – with serious costs for the rest of us. Helen Zille, premier of the Western Cape province and former leader...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
Wits: Wits University says your legacy will inspire future generations Comrade Kathrada, rest in peace
STATEMENT
The University of the Witwatersrand extends its condolences to the family and friends of struggle veteran Comrade Ahmed Kathrada who passed away at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre this...
 
 
 
 
South Africa: Helen Zille's folly and the simplicities of debate
THE CONVERSATION
It’s remarkable how a South African politician as intelligent as Helen Zille, premier of the Western Cape and former leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), did something so unutterably...
 
 
 
 
'White monopoly capital': an excuse to avoid South Africa's real problems
THE CONVERSATION
The call for radical economic transformation has grown louder following President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address. Accompanying these calls is a line of argument that says “white...
 
 
27 Mar 2017
 
Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?
THE CONVERSATION
The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security. The cornerstone of international refugee law is the principle of...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
The ANC isn't ready to radically transform the South African economy
THE CONVERSATION
There’s nothing radical about trying to fix what doesn’t work by making it work better, which is why the economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa’s governing party, the...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
South Africa's social grants: busting the myth about financial inclusion
THE CONVERSATION
“Financial inclusion” has hit the headlines in South Africa in the wake of a scandal over the distribution of social grants. Mounting evidence suggests the controversial company at the centre of...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Why South Africa’s Constitution is under attack
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Constitution, greatly lauded around the world and the product of Nelson Mandela’s democratic transition of the mid-1990s, is under attack. It’s being blamed in some quarters for the...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
South Africa's future in the ICC is still uncertain
ICC
South Africa has been summoned to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 7 to answer for its failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan during his visit to the...
 
 
13 Mar 2017
 
CW: Corruption Watch responds to CPS claims of defamation
STATEMENT
Corruption Watch (CW) today sent a letter to the attorneys representing Cash Paymaster Services (Pty) Ltd (CPS), Smit Sewgoolam Incorporated, in response to their letter issued on Friday, 10 March...
 
 
DEA: Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on draft Coastal Waters Discharge Permit Regulations
STATEMENT
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, has published the draft coastal waters discharge permit regulations in Government Notice R. 214 in Government Gazette No. 40674 on 10 March...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
Ghana is 60: An African success story with tough challenges ahead
THE CONVERSATION
Black Africa’s first independent nation celebrated its 60th independence anniversary this week. A pioneer in many ways, Ghana was the first country in sub Saharan Africa to secure independence from...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
South Africa needs to be creative to avoid falling off the retirement cliff
THE CONVERSATION
In 1881, Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of united Germany, designed the concept of “retirement”. The ideal time, he said, would be 70 years of age. Back then, people simply didn’t retire....
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
Somali elections: How women still fight for political space in African polls
THE CONVERSATION
The recent Somali elections have been touted as the next step towards peace and stability in the beleaguered East African state. Somalia’s new president, Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed, has...
 
 
02 Mar 2017
 
How South Sudan's warlords triggered extreme hunger in a land of plenty
THE CONVERSATION
A man-made famine? That question has been on the lips a lot in recent days after it was declared in South Sudan. The last time this happened in Africa, or anywhere, was in Somalia in 2011. The...
 
 
 
                       
 
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