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Trump's comment about South Africa is a reminder that race still matters

Trump's comment about South Africa is a reminder that race still matters

29th August 2018 For a brief moment last week, US President Donald Trump served a useful purpose. He reminded us how important race is as an economic and political... 

 Mediating Africa’s conflicts demands strong partnerships

Mediating Africa’s conflicts demands strong partnerships

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th August 2018 Africa’s peace and security challenges are too complex for either the United Nations (UN) or the African Union (AU) to tackle on their own. Over... 

Zero rated VAT items: how South Africa is going about expanding the list

Zero rated VAT items: how South Africa is going about expanding the list

28th August 2018 South Africa is processing a new report produced by an independent panel that reviewed the current list of items exempted from Value Added Tax... 

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 Islamic clerics can shift Boko Haram’s ideological narrative

Islamic clerics can shift Boko Haram’s ideological narrative

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th August 2018 Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau’s jihad in Nigeria has had a devastating impact on the nation. ‘Fight the infidels … and take their... 

After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here's how

After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here's how

24th August 2018 Three years ago 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the world’s most ambitious set of development goals yet. The 17 Sustainable... 

Reviving regional momentum

Reviving regional momentum

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      24th August 2018 Following the 38th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit which took place on 17-18 August 2018 in Namibia, questions around the... 

Milestones & Opportunities

Milestones & Opportunities

By: Terence Creamer     24th August 2018 Fresh analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), showing that the combined installed base of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) generators... 

Why South Africa's main opposition isn't gaining traction against the ANC

Why South Africa's main opposition isn't gaining traction against the ANC 

23rd August 2018 After more than two decades in power, South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) is in severe trouble. The euphoria around... 

 America’s new Africa chief inherits a rudderless ship

America’s new Africa chief inherits a rudderless ship

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd August 2018 It took 18 months but US President Donald Trump has finally appointed someone permanent to run the Africa division in the State Department. Some... 

South Africa’s role in the lion bone trade: a neglected story

South Africa’s role in the lion bone trade: a neglected story

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      23rd August 2018 Africa’s wild lion population is estimated to be between 20,000 and 30,000. Researchers have good reason to believe that the real number is closer... 

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