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 Should Africa back World Trade Organisation reforms?

Should Africa back World Trade Organisation reforms?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th December 2018 There is an air of resignation to failure at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva. Long-stuck trade negotiations and a recent eruption of a... 

[WATCH] A reflection on 2018

[WATCH] A reflection on 2018

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     14th December 2018 Almost a year ago, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec national conference of the ruling... 

Wood for the trees

Wood for the trees

By: Terence Creamer     14th December 2018 With so many urgent problems to deal with at Eskom, it has become difficult to see wood for the trees. As is to be expected in a crisis, the focus... 

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South Africa's electoral body has its work cut out to ensure legitimate 2019 poll

South Africa's electoral body has its work cut out to ensure legitimate 2019 poll

13th December 2018 South Africa is among relatively few African countries that hold regular democratic elections with high levels of integrity, enabling citizens to... 

 Police murder-suicide reveals South Africa’s dark underbelly

Police murder-suicide reveals South Africa’s dark underbelly

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th December 2018 On 26 November a South African police officer shot and killed his wife and her brother in a Durban divorce court before turning the gun on himself.... 

Two done, one to go

Two done, one to go

13th December 2018 A year ago, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected President of the ANC by 52% vs 48%. As analysed here previously, Ramaphosa is now standing much stronger... 

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

12th December 2018 When you think of a country’s water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers.... 

 'Changing mindsets' on AU reform

'Changing mindsets' on AU reform

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th December 2018 Despite the efforts that had gone into the African Union (AU) reforms, ‘The pace at which we’re doing things is not sufficient,’ AU Commission... 

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

11th December 2018 As the entrails of the era under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to... 

No, Kenya’s capital Nairobi doesn’t rake in KSh10bn a year from Murang’a water

No, Kenya’s capital Nairobi doesn’t rake in KSh10bn a year from Murang’a water

By: Africa Check     11th December 2018 Kenya’s young county governments are under pressure to make ends meet. As a result, some are laying claim to the national resources in their... 

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