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Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

Updated 7 hours ago A commission of inquiry into corruption in South Africa is underway. How it goes about its work, and delivers on its mandate, will have profound... 

Number of qualified primary school teachers and grade 6 literacy in Nigeria higher than claimed

Number of qualified primary school teachers and grade 6 literacy in Nigeria higher than claimed

By: Africa Check     Updated 7 hours ago Nigeria’s ailing education system is shown in the bad shape of its public schools, the head of an educational charity said recently. The Nation... 

Building mutual solidarity in a time of callousness

Building mutual solidarity in a time of callousness

By: Raymond Suttner     17th September 2018 There is no doubt that the current ANC leadership faces great challenges. Having relieved the country of the burden of the Jacob Zuma presidency,... 

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Does South Africa have a microplastics problem? Our research says yes

Does South Africa have a microplastics problem? Our research says yes

17th September 2018 The dangers of plastics, and more specifically microplastics, is increasingly grabbing the world’s attention. A growing body of research shows that... 

Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

17th September 2018 Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of Australia where nuclear power is banned. All the largest... 

 Political infighting endangers SADC’s hard work in Lesotho

Political infighting endangers SADC’s hard work in Lesotho

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th September 2018 Infighting in Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party could scupper Lesotho’s reconciliation and political reform... 

Biko Legacy As Relevant As Ever

Biko Legacy As Relevant As Ever

17th September 2018 The murder of Bantu Steven Biko at the hands of the apartheid police 41 years ago inflicted a devastating loss not just on the Biko family, but on... 

South Africans come off second best as politicians play havoc with coalitions

South Africans come off second best as politicians play havoc with coalitions

14th September 2018 For the past two years political party coalitions have become the “new normal” in South African politics. They became a key feature in 2016 after... 

 Women claim their place in Somalia’s politics

Women claim their place in Somalia’s politics

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th September 2018 Women’s participation in Somali politics has traditionally been low, and a controversial topic in the country. Somali society typically ascribes to... 

Tax revenue and development spend: does Kenya’s majority leader get his numbers right?

Tax revenue and development spend: does Kenya’s majority leader get his numbers right?

By: Africa Check     14th September 2018 The leader of the majority party in Kenya’s national assembly wasted no time in trading punches with his TV host as he waded into a national... 

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