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Latest Raymond Suttner

State capture and beyond

Raymond Suttner

Remedying the problems we currently face in South Africa may be more complicated, taxing and difficult than much current debate seems to envisage.... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

Conservative streak prevailed at ANC policy conference


At the end of the policy conference of the African National Congress (ANC), President Jacob Zuma declared that the ruling party was more united... 

Latest Econ3x3

The Transkei Wild Coast: still waiting for something to happen


The Wild Coast, in the former Transkei Bantustan, is characterised by natural beauty and great poverty. Since 1994 rural land administration has... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

Downstream costs of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam


The government of Ethiopia is currently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once complete, the GERD will be the largest... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

Women entrepreneurs need more than a quick fix


As part of the G20 initiatives last week, the World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, or We-Fi, was launched. This was an idea... 

Latest Sydney Majoko

Reimagining the township economy


Whether one considers it as being positive or negative, the theme of radical economic transformation has been thrust onto our political discourse.... 

Latest Saliem Fakir

Is science losing its authority?


Scientists have, for a long time, been held in high esteem. Yet scientist struggle to effectively mediate evidenced-based outcomes in highly... 

Latest The Conversation

ICC ruling on South Africa and al-Bashir: pragmatism wins the day


The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally handed down it’s highly anticipated judgment on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese... 

Latest CCRED

CCRED Quarterly Review


The Centre for Competition Regulation and Economic Development's Quarterly Review analyses developments in competition policy and jurisprudence... 

Latest Real Economy

Undocumented capture?


Arguably one of the most telling statements made at last week’s Eskom results presentation was the public assurance given by interim CEO Johnny... 

Other Opinions

Fair markets can drive growth and economic transformation


South Africa has been mulling over the need for structural economic reforms to promote growth and employment; but progress is lagging. There is no... 

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