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 Amnesty just one step towards silencing the guns

Amnesty just one step towards silencing the guns

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd October 2017 Last month the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) kicked off its amnesty period for the surrender of illegally owned arms. 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

29th September 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... 

 Connecting Africa’s ships, ports and people

Connecting Africa’s ships, ports and people

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th September 2017 Today South Africa celebrates World Maritime Day, with the theme of ‘connecting ships, ports and people’. Maritime trade is Africa’s lifeblood, and... 

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Stay woke

Stay woke

By: Terence Creamer     29th September 2017 For all the wrong reasons, Eskom’s profile has remained high despite the stabilisation in electricity supply over the past year and a bit. Most of... 

What the South African KPMG saga says about shareholder activism

What the South African KPMG saga says about shareholder activism

28th September 2017 Accounting and consulting firm, KPMG South Africa, is reeling after it was exposed to have played a part in the Gupta inspired state capture... 

 #WhatWouldMagufuliDo? We’re just finding out

#WhatWouldMagufuliDo? We’re just finding out

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th September 2017 There was a time in late 2015 and early 2016 – when Tanzania’s President John Magufuli had only just been elected – that the man they call ‘The... 

Do South African women earn 27% less than men?

Do South African women earn 27% less than men?

By: Africa Check     28th September 2017 “Women earn 27% less than men,” the South African distributor of Korean car maker Hyundai recently tweeted. Based on this disparity, Hyundai South... 

Decolonising research methodology must include undoing its dirty history

Decolonising research methodology must include undoing its dirty history

27th September 2017 Maori anthropologist Linda Tuhiwai Smith, in her seminal work Decolonising Methodologies, argues that Re-search is a dirty word. 

The thin line between electoral credibility and political stability in Kenya

The thin line between electoral credibility and political stability in Kenya

26th September 2017 After a Supreme Court ruling that invalidated Kenya’s August 8 presidential election, the country now finds itself in a moral predicament between... 

South Africa's ruling ANC faces dreadful choices as voters grow more sceptical

South Africa's ruling ANC faces dreadful choices as voters grow more sceptical

26th September 2017 South Africa’s governing African National Congress is caught between the mythological monsters Scylla and Charybdis as it heads towards its crucial... 

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