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Zuma and allies under pressure: what way forward for the country?


We are in a very confusing moment of post apartheid politics. At one level much of the support base around President Jacob Zuma is under attack or... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

NDZ not Zuma’s candidate in ANC leadership race


Let me start by quoting from the book Dictator, by Robert Harris – a book about Rome and the last 15 years of Cicero: “You have the soldiers but no... 

Latest Econ3x3

Reservation wages found in surveys can be very misleading


The responses of unemployed workers to the typical survey question about their ‘lowest acceptable wages’ are susceptible to error and... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

Local election observers are the ones who count


Election observer missions are under fire after the recent Kenyan elections, which most observers declared free and fair – a verdict overturned by... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

AGOA: It’s time to move on


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

Latest Sydney Majoko

Township pop-up markets one way of tackling spatial problems


The one thing about the township economy that is always going to be a hindrance is space. Owing to the terrible spatial planning of the apartheid... 

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

Lessons from KPMG: be on guard, South Africans are on your case


Moses came down from the mount with tablets inscribed with 10 commandments. Most of us know (most of) them, and most of us fail to live by (most... 

Latest CCRED

August Quarterly Competition Review


In April 2017, the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) conditionally approved a large merger between Brasseries Internationales Holdings (BIH) Ltd... 

Latest Real Economy

Tariff push-back


The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has outlined the process it will be following to assess Eskom’s request for a 19.9% tariff... 

Other Opinions

Gupta-owned Oakbay loses court bid to stop bank from closing its accounts


Investment holding firm Oakbay, owned by the Gupta family that has faced allegations of using ties with South Africa's president to wield undue... 

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