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Explainer: Grace Mugabe and the intricacies of diplomatic immunity

Explainer: Grace Mugabe and the intricacies of diplomatic immunity

23rd August 2017 Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, has been granted diplomatic immunity and allowed to leave South Africa after allegedly attacking and injuring... 

 Why allowing the sale of horn stockpiles is a setback for rhinos in the wild

Why allowing the sale of horn stockpiles is a setback for rhinos in the wild

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      23rd August 2017 A South African court has ordered the government to release a permit to the world’s largest rhino breeder, John Hume. The permit will allow him to... 

No credible candidate in the overcrowded race for the presidency of the ANC

No credible candidate in the overcrowded race for the presidency of the ANC

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     23rd August 2017 In recent months and weeks, Lindiwe Sisulu, Mathews Phosa, Baleka Mbete and Jeff Radebe have entered the race for the presidency of the African... 

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Three-year settlement agreement in metals and engineering sector a major achievement

Three-year settlement agreement in metals and engineering sector a major achievement

22nd August 2017 The three-year wage settlement reached in the metals and engineering sector, without a strike, represents a major achievement by all involved,... 

Grace Mugabe: why diplomatic immunity isn’t always an ‘out of jail’ ticket

Grace Mugabe: why diplomatic immunity isn’t always an ‘out of jail’ ticket 

22nd August 2017 Grace Mugabe, the wife of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, is accused of assaulting a young woman while on a visit to South Africa. A week... 

Can the Zambian intervention resuscitate the Commonwealth?

Can the Zambian intervention resuscitate the Commonwealth? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd August 2017 In the dying days of the British Empire, as Whitehall mandarins grasped for new ways to maintain their global influence, the Commonwealth of... 

 Protecting participation for civil society

Protecting participation for civil society

22nd August 2017 A decade after the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) was launched; the AU and EU are laying the groundwork to renegotiate their relationship in... 

Do formal residents use 65% of Cape Town’s water, with half going to gardens & pools?

Do formal residents use 65% of Cape Town’s water, with half going to gardens & pools?

By: Africa Check     22nd August 2017 Cape Town’s wet winter is much drier than usual and city officials are pleading with residents to help build up the city’s water reserves.... 

Elections are only part of the story in Kenya's history of post-poll violence

Elections are only part of the story in Kenya's history of post-poll violence

21st August 2017 Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance are contesting the country’s general election results in the Supreme Court.... 

“Jailbird”, Sergeant Joubert and me

“Jailbird”, Sergeant Joubert and me

By: Raymond Suttner     21st August 2017 Recently a relative phoned and said “Bertie Joubert” sends regards. I asked who this was and he said he is the warder who got me a... 

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