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 The mysterious allure of the Southern African Development Community

The mysterious allure of the Southern African Development Community

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th August 2017 Some eyebrows were raised when South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma announced last weekend that Comoros had been admitted as the Southern African... 

Do mothers & newborns run a higher risk of dying in Nairobi, as governor Sonko said?

Do mothers & newborns run a higher risk of dying in Nairobi, as governor Sonko said?

By: Africa Check     25th August 2017 Nairobi’s second governor, the colourful Mike Sonko, took office on 21 August. In his inaugural speech outlining his priorities for the Kenyan... 

Nuclear scenarios

Nuclear scenarios

By: Terence Creamer     25th August 2017 For attentive followers of developments in South Africa’s not-always-transparent energy sector, a section in Jackkie Cilliers’ new book, ‘Fate of... 

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Has South Africa’s labour movement become a middle class movement?

Has South Africa’s labour movement become a middle class movement?

24th August 2017 Do South African trade unions still represent the working class? The South African labour landscape has undergone massive changes in the past few... 

 Is Congo-Brazzaville constructing a fractured ‘new republic’?

Is Congo-Brazzaville constructing a fractured ‘new republic’?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th August 2017 The highly contested 2015 constitutional referendum in the Republic of the Congo set in motion a process of institutional reform which the... 

Explainer: Grace Mugabe and the intricacies of diplomatic immunity

Explainer: Grace Mugabe and the intricacies of diplomatic immunity

23rd August 2017 Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, has been granted diplomatic immunity and allowed to leave South Africa after allegedly attacking and injuring... 

 Why allowing the sale of horn stockpiles is a setback for rhinos in the wild

Why allowing the sale of horn stockpiles is a setback for rhinos in the wild  

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      23rd August 2017 A South African court has ordered the government to release a permit to the world’s largest rhino breeder, John Hume. The permit will allow him to... 

No credible candidate in the overcrowded race for the presidency of the ANC

No credible candidate in the overcrowded race for the presidency of the ANC 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     23rd August 2017 In recent months and weeks, Lindiwe Sisulu, Mathews Phosa, Baleka Mbete and Jeff Radebe have entered the race for the presidency of the African... 

Three-year settlement agreement in metals and engineering sector a major achievement

Three-year settlement agreement in metals and engineering sector a major achievement 

22nd August 2017 The three-year wage settlement reached in the metals and engineering sector, without a strike, represents a major achievement by all involved,... 

Grace Mugabe: why diplomatic immunity isn’t always an ‘out of jail’ ticket

Grace Mugabe: why diplomatic immunity isn’t always an ‘out of jail’ ticket 

22nd August 2017 Grace Mugabe, the wife of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, is accused of assaulting a young woman while on a visit to South Africa. A week... 

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