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Latest Raymond Suttner

On whom do we rely for our democratic future?

Raymond Suttner

Who is the custodian of our democratic and transformational project, who do we look to in order to see it through and safeguard its integrity and... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

Ramaphoria index falling


This month we are celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. I suspect that the country will celebrate more the older Mandela than... 

Latest Econ3x3

Creating jobs, reducing poverty III: Barriers to entry and growth in the informal sector – and business cycle vulnerabilities


Introduction The previous article discussed the size and impact of the South African informal sector, also distinguishing key policy-relevant... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

DRC wins the battle for stability, but not yet the war

Institute for Security Studies

Successful conflict management is hard to find anywhere these days – and often least so in Central Africa. It is all the more important then to... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

Anticipation builds around Zimbabwe’s elections

South African Institute of International Affairs

President Emmerson Mnangagwa literally looms large above the bustling streets of Harare: his smiling face beams down from giant billboards all over... 

Latest Sydney Majoko

Govt moving to accelerate measures to boost township economy


One of the most frustrating realities of government operations is the red tape that entrepreneurs experience when they seek assistance. The slow... 

Latest Saliem Fakir

Enviro rights entail more than just the environment


It is important to review where we have come from over the past 20 years and how much has been achieved in that time. South Africa's Constitution... 

Latest The Conversation

Constitutional Court strikes a blow for South Africa’s criminal justice system

The Conversation

The decision by South Africa’s Constitutional Court nullifying former president Jacob Zuma’s appointment of the country’s prosecutions boss three... 

Latest CCRED

Quarterly Competition Review


In the developing world, disease and poverty are interdependent making access to essential medicines at affordable prices even more critical. 80%... 

Latest Real Economy

Tipping point?


The dust has well and truly settled on of the tenth Brics summit, hosted in Johannesburg last month. While the event was generally viewed as... 

Other Opinions

Nigerian joblessness at all-time high? Checking a politician’s claims

Other Opinions

Joining the presidential race, former Nigerian vice-president Atiku Abubakar took aim at the ruling party for what he said was its poor management... 

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