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Latest Raymond Suttner

25 years of democracy: ruptures and continuities

Raymond Suttner

How is it that what seemed so promising in the inauguration of South African democracy, 25 years ago, has turned sour?  Should those who were... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

ANC manifesto: we’ve heard that all before


Before I start, let me say this: I have spent the past two days thinking about what to say about the election manifesto of the African National... 

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

Helping Africa help refugees

Institute for Security Studies

Refugee management in Africa is hindered by scarce resources, social tensions, and cumbersome regulatory processes. Donors, international and... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

Towards healthy ecosystems in 2019

South African Institute of International Affairs

I spent the early part of December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, witnessing the complex discussions on climate change unfold at COP24. This was my... 

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

Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a real difference

The Conversation

Women are gaining ground in politics around the world. Last year, the so-called “pink wave” saw a record number of women elected to Congress in the... 

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

Listen to the customer?


One of the most hotly contested technical points debated during the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) nationwide hearings into... 

Other Opinions

Battle of the titans: Fact-checking arch-rivals in race for Nigeria’s presidency

Other Opinions

This week, Nigerians will elect a president. They are spoilt for choice: the official list has 73 names for the presidency, though some have since... 

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