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From our archives: dismantling Zimbabwe’s 'deep state’

16th November 2017 Are current developments in Zimbabwe unearthing the country's 'deep state'? Our analysis from 2016 has relevance today as events unfold: The... 

Kenya: counting the cost of political brinkmanship

8th November 2017 As the dust settles on Kenya’s divisive repeat elections, there is an understandable urge to move forward, to return to a sense of normalcy. Kenya... 

Walking an even tighter rope: a mid-term budget review

30th October 2017 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba was unambiguous on Wednesday when he outlined the current dismal state of the South African economy during his... 


Beyond the numbers: measuring South-South Cooperation

25th October 2017 Do concepts and definitions matter when the work is already under way? Delegates grappled with this question at a recent symposium in Buenos Aires,... 

Financing infrastructure to reignite South Africa’s growth

19th October 2017 As South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba prepares for his inaugural Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement on 25 October, one issue will weigh... 

Kleptocracy upsets delicate balance of mutual interests in mining sector

17th October 2017 On the eve of the 2017 Johannesburg Mining Indaba, the Chamber of Mines declined an invitation to the opening gala dinner — part of continuing... 

OGP in Africa: Another sharp tool in the governance toolbox

10th October 2017 The recent Open Government Partnership (OGP) High Level Event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly brought sad tidings for OGP... 

AGOA: It’s time to move on

14th September 2017 The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has been the cornerstone of US-Africa trade relations since its inception in 2000. AGOA, which... 

Has China’s global ambitions outgrown Brics?

7th September 2017 Has China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) usurped Brics as China’s flagship forum? And if so, what does this mean for future Brics co-operation?... 

Brics: Stepping into the Breach

6th September 2017 Global headlines in the run-up to the 9th Brics summit were dominated by the North Korean missile crisis and the stand-off in Doklam, high in the... 

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