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 With SADC’s poor record of instilling democracy in member states, can it help stabilise Comoros?

With SADC’s poor record of instilling democracy in member states, can it help stabilise Comoros?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th October 2018 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) inherited a world of trouble when it accepted the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a... 

South Africa's stimulus package shows power is finely balanced in the ANC

South Africa's stimulus package shows power is finely balanced in the ANC

10th October 2018 The economic stimulus package announced by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa shows that he and his political allies are, contrary to much... 

 Good mental healthcare should be part of peacebuilding

Good mental healthcare should be part of peacebuilding

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th October 2018 The negative impact of armed conflict on the mental health of combatants is well documented. But it wasn’t until about two decades ago that... 

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Cameroon presidential poll underscores the need for term limits

Cameroon presidential poll underscores the need for term limits

9th October 2018 The official results of Cameroon’s October 7, 2018 presidential election are due in two weeks. But they’re not expected to yield any surprises.... 

Survey shows a majority of South Africans support land reform

Survey shows a majority of South Africans support land reform

9th October 2018 Unequal access to land in South Africa continues to prevent citizens from enjoying human dignity, rights and security. The ongoing debates and... 

Slowly improving co-ordination

Slowly improving co-ordination

9th October 2018 An acquaintance in the Union Buildings once had this profound observation of leaders since the advent of democracy: “Mandela gave us freedom, Mbeki... 

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for campaigns against sexual violence

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for campaigns against sexual violence

8th October 2018 Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in trying to end sexual violence during war and armed... 

 Nene and the complex truth of State capture

Nene and the complex truth of State capture

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th October 2018 The Zondo Commission of Inquiry’s slow reveal has gripped South Africans. The 2016 Public Protector’s report on State capture was revelatory but... 

Breaking with Zumaism

Breaking with Zumaism

By: Raymond Suttner     8th October 2018 The hope has been repeatedly expressed that the onset of Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency of the ANC and the country would represent a break with the... 

Liver transplant from HIV+ living donor to negative recipient: key ethical issues

Liver transplant from HIV+ living donor to negative recipient: key ethical issues

5th October 2018 South Africa has a dire shortage of organ donors. This means that doctors struggle to find suitable donor organs for critically ill patients who... 

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