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A democracy or a kleptocracy? How South Africa stacks up

A democracy or a kleptocracy? How South Africa stacks up

7th February 2019 South Africans have been held spellbound by the torrent of evidence of corruption emerging from two parallel commissions of inquiry – into state... 

 AU summit 32: Egypt takes the wheel at the AU

AU summit 32: Egypt takes the wheel at the AU

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th February 2019 On 2 February, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi held a cabinet meeting to review final preparations for his chairmanship of the African Union... 

EFF carrying of stones was an ill-advised gamble

EFF carrying of stones was an ill-advised gamble

6th February 2019 It was painful to see the death of Mlungisi Madonsela at the Durban University of Technology  (DUT) on Tuesday, the 5th February. My heart is with... 

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Weighing up the costs of treating 'lifestyle' diseases in South Africa

Weighing up the costs of treating 'lifestyle' diseases in South Africa

6th February 2019 Economic growth, accompanied by a fall in infectious diseases over the past two decades, has changed the profile of the biggest threats to the... 

 AU summit 32: Big powers back on the Peace and Security Council?

AU summit 32: Big powers back on the Peace and Security Council?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th February 2019 At its summit this week, the African Union (AU) will elect five new states to the 15-member Peace and Security Council (PSC) for a three-year term.... 

Has SA’s President Ramaphosa kept his 2018 State of the Nation promises?

Has SA’s President Ramaphosa kept his 2018 State of the Nation promises?

By: Africa Check     6th February 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to deliver South Africa’s annual State of the Nation address tomorrow night in Cape Town. And Africa Check will... 

Is South Africa on the cusp of a major shift in energy policy?

Is South Africa on the cusp of a major shift in energy policy?

5th February 2019 South Africans go to the polls this year. And for the first time the country’s energy future is becoming a significant subject of contestation.... 

Why delays to fixing health care are bad news for South Africans

Why delays to fixing health care are bad news for South Africans

5th February 2019 The release of a final report about the state of competition in South Africa’s private health sector has been delayed again. It was compiled by an... 

 AU summit 32: Maghreb’s changing politics of migration

AU summit 32: Maghreb’s changing politics of migration

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th February 2019 Irregular migration by people from the Maghreb is rising. Countries of the region that were previously transit spaces, have become zones of... 

No, 60 days of the ‘average’ Kenyan wage won’t buy you a new iPhone XS

No, 60 days of the ‘average’ Kenyan wage won’t buy you a new iPhone XS

By: Africa Check     5th February 2019 If the average Kenyan wants to buy a snazzy new iPhone XS smartphone, they’ll have to stop paying all other living expenses for 60 days, a story by... 

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