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Head of the Centre for Development and Enterprise Ann Bernstein

Can SA really afford a basic income grant? The short answer is no

22nd June 2022 While superficially appealing, it would significantly undermine the quest for faster growth and more jobs SA is in the throes of a serious debate... 

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Our constitutional democracy is far too valuable to be led by spies and conspiracy theorists and factionalists

20th June 2022 So, there is certainly no doubt that the recently published reports on the Phala Phala Farm scandal of the president have not only thrown the... 

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South Africa ‘most dangerous country in the world to drive in’? Testing widely reported claim by driver education company

By: Africa Check     15th June 2022 Buckle up, South African TV channel eNCA told viewers in May 2022 as it reported a troubling statistic. “South Africa is the most dangerous country... 

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Comair downed by competition, but no such pressure on Transnet

14th June 2022 Two events last week affecting our transport logistics framework shine a harsh light on the differences between a largely liberalised market and... 

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Nigeria elections 2023: As president Muhammadu Buhari nears exit, has he kept his promises? We tracked 20 of them

By: Africa Check     14th June 2022 Nigeria’s election season is in full swing, with the main parties having nominated their flagbearers across the different levels of government.... 

Centre for Development and Enterprise head Ann Bernstein

Magical thinking about the BIG question does more harm than good

13th June 2022 Aspectre haunts SA’s public finances: a large new spending commitment in the form of a basic income grant (BIG). SA’s social safety net is... 

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Reserve Bank warns that risk of FATF grey listing is high

10th June 2022 South Africa is facing grey listing by the international Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global money laundering and terrorist financing... 

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The last hurrah: Kenya’s president mangles the numbers in his final national day address – again

By: Africa Check     7th June 2022 Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta gave his final address on a national holiday as the country marked 59 years of self-rule after colonialism on 1... 

The Battle for leadership of the ANC in Johannesburg

The Battle for leadership of the ANC in Johannesburg

3rd June 2022 The Conference of the African National Congress Conference Johannesburg Region due to take place on 4-5 June 2022 edges near. The City of... 

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Act against those who sabotage our economy and livelihoods

27th May 2022 Congratulations to energy regulator Nersa, as well as Operation Vulindlela, for getting two 100MW private sector solar plants approved. That’s... 

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