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Latest Raymond Suttner

ANC in minority: trying to understand the path(s) ahead

Raymond Suttner

The South African public may be somewhat bewildered by the results of the general election. This despite many having wanted, and polls predicting,... 

Latest Ebrahim Fakir

Electoral Politics: From competition and contest to potential conflict

Politics 360 - Ebrahim Fakir

South Africa is scheduled to hold an election in 2024. It is a much-anticipated one, since speculation is rife that the ANC may likely lose its... 

Latest Econ3x3

What does Saudi Arabian membership of BRICS mean for South African agricultural exports?


The inclusion of Saudi Arabia in the BRICS alliance presents a significant opportunity for South Africa to expand its livestock exports,... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

Rampant cobalt smuggling and corruption deny billions to DRC

Institute for Security Studies

The country’s extractive reform strategy doesn’t address the impact of illegal cobalt mining on people, the environment and the economy. The... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

What are the South Africans doing in Eastern DRC?

South African Institute of International Affairs

Four years into a protracted war between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Rwandan supported M23 rebel group, the eastern DRC is... 

Latest Real Economy

Reality check


Regardless of composition, there are certain realities that South Africa’s new government cannot avoid. The first is an unemployment rate so high... 

Latest Saliem Fakir

Climate and development investment platforms as tools for transformation


It takes a while but, slowly, one gets to see the possibility of things. Climate action has long been the mainstay of a specific tradition, which... 

Latest The Conversation

AI can make African elections more efficient – but trust must be built and proper rules put in place

The Conversation

Time magazine has dubbed 2024 a “super election year”. An astonishing 4-billion people are eligible to vote in countries across the world this... 

Other Opinions

Cutting new cabinet down to size is crucial

Other Opinions

The composition and size of the next cabinet is going to be critical to determining whether the next government succeeds. Its task will be mammoth:... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

The Health of the People Must be the Supreme Law

Political Insight - Aubrey Matshiqi

Cicero, the highly gifted orator and lawyer - he of the heydays of the Roman Empire, once argued that the health of the people, the health of... 

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