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25 February 2017
Opinion
 
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24 Feb 2017
 
 
Why Gordhan's silence on South Africa's nuclear option is a good sign
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan said very little about the energy sector in his recent budget speech. The word “energy” came up only once compared with 2016, when it was used...
 
 
There’s more to Cameroon’s protest than meets the eye
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
For three activists from western Cameroon who joined a call for the recognition of their linguistic preferences, last week didn’t bring any good news. The lawyer, teacher and journalist have been...
 
 
Contested terrain
REAL ECONOMY: RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
While the recent chaos-ridden State of the Nation address was long on rhetoric and short on detail (as well as new ideas), President Jacob Zuma nevertheless arguably succeeded in placing the...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
Supporting families is essential for inclusive economic growth in SA
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A recent study by Save the Children South Africa found that in 2015, the loss in human capital due to experiences of violence in childhood was estimated to be approximately R238 billion (or 6% of...
 
 
Trump and Africa: Making China great again
SAIIA
If the first two months are anything to go by, 2017 will be an unusual year for Africa as two of its largest trading partners – China and America – are undergoing major political and economic...
 
 
 
 
Afrikaans schools produced 16% of SA’s maths distinctions – not 88%
AFRICA CHECK
Afrikaans schools produce almost all of South Africa’s mathematics distinctions, according to author and Afrikaner activist, Dan Roodt. “88% of maths distinctions in S. Africa come from Afrikaans...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
 
 
No data shows that 800 000 Nigerians live in South Africa
AFRICA CHECK
Xenophobic unrest has flared up in parts of South Africa once again, with incidents of looting and violence reported in Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Nigerian government is said to have asked the...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
Replacing South Africa's finance minister, or his deputy, would carry a heavy cost
THE CONVERSATION
Many see the decision by South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) to send the disgraced former CEO of the power utility Eskom to parliament as the precursor to another attack on the...
 
 
 
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