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Latest Raymond Suttner

Breaking with Zumaism

Raymond Suttner

The hope has been repeatedly expressed that the onset of Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency of the ANC and the country would represent a break with the... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

State capture – again


In my last interview with, I argued that there is an Askari element in the African National Congress (ANC). This Askari element consists... 

Latest Econ3x3

Why has manufacturing employment declined so rapidly?


The manufacturing sector has performed poorly and employment has fallen sharply. Policy has tended to push manufacturing onto a more... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

Climate change and poverty in Africa

Institute for Security Studies

Human activity has caused the temperature of the Earth and its atmosphere to rise by about 1°C above pre-industrial levels, triggering fundamental... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

Here’s how SA can tackle homelessness

South African Institute of International Affairs

A walk through Johannesburg’s metropolitan area highlights the glaring reality of homelessness in South Africa. Reasons for why and how people... 

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

Why the World Bank's optimism about global poverty misses the point

The Conversation

The World Bank’s latest annual report on poverty and shared prosperity has an unsurprisingly positive message that only 10% of the world’s... 

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

Supportive climate


South Africans were naturally preoccupied on October 8 with whether or not Nhlanhla Nene’s offer to resign as Finance Minister would be accepted by... 

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Hamba Kahle uMama Agnes "Aunty Aggie" Msimang

Other Opinions

Our mother and comrade Agnes Msimang has passed away. Aunty Aggie dedicated her life to the struggle for liberation, 

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