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What Archbishop Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony

What Archbishop Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony 

5th October 2017 Archbishop Emeritus Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu’s 86th birthday on October 7 is a good occasion to reflect on the man’s contributions to South... 

Shale gas in South Africa: game-changer or damp squib?

Shale gas in South Africa: game-changer or damp squib?

5th October 2017 Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, has in the past few decades made available the gas in previously ‘tight’... 

Trump's Africa policy is still incoherent, but key signals are emerging

Trump's Africa policy is still incoherent, but key signals are emerging

4th October 2017 Africa’s leaders, along with everyone else interested in US-Africa relations, have waited eight months for US President Donald Trump’s... 

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 Zimbabwe’s succession Rubik’s Cube

Zimbabwe’s succession Rubik’s Cube

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th October 2017 Whenever President Robert Mugabe’s busy travel schedule out of Zimbabwe permits, he takes the opportunity to address scheduled ‘Presidential Youth... 

Are we measuring poverty and inequality correctly? Comparing earnings using tax and survey data

Are we measuring poverty and inequality correctly? Comparing earnings using tax and survey data

By: Econ3x3      4th October 2017 Calculating the earnings Gini coefficient with survey data from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) may lead to an underestimation of... 

Britain's Labour Party and South Africa's ANC: why the stark contrast of fortunes?

Britain's Labour Party and South Africa's ANC: why the stark contrast of fortunes?

3rd October 2017 Compare the state of two political parties which share a close past connection but which today face distinctly different futures. I’m referring to... 

Why the dream of a prosperous, united nation continues to elude South Africa

Why the dream of a prosperous, united nation continues to elude South Africa

3rd October 2017 The goal of one united South African nation living prosperously under a constitutional democracy remains elusive. This is in spite of the... 

 Why is Chad part of Trump’s travel ban?

Why is Chad part of Trump’s travel ban?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd October 2017 Since taking office in January, United States (US) President Donald Trump has made more than his fair share of inexplicable decisions. But the... 

The ANC and future without the ANC

The ANC and future without the ANC  

By: Raymond Suttner     2nd October 2017 The violence in the ANC Eastern Cape elective conference shocked many people, even though violence (and murder) has become a common feature of the... 

How land reform and rural development can help reduce poverty in South Africa

How land reform and rural development can help reduce poverty in South Africa

2nd October 2017 South Africa will need to review its land reform policy, with an eye to boosting productive land use among the rural poor, if it is to push back... 

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