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Land claims in South Africa: it’s about the meaning of the land, not just money

Land claims in South Africa: it’s about the meaning of the land, not just money

6th August 2018 Land distribution and people’s access to land have always been high on the political agenda in South Africa. Colonisation and land dispossession... 

 Financial crime undercuts Africa’s economic growth gains

Financial crime undercuts Africa’s economic growth gains

6th August 2018 Financial crime in developing countries, particularly Africa, is on the rise, undermining gains in economic growth and negatively affecting... 

“Expropriation without compensation” Where is the plan for addressing land reform?

“Expropriation without compensation” Where is the plan for addressing land reform?

By: Raymond Suttner     6th August 2018 Democratic and ethical leadership depends, in the first place, on trust. People need to believe and trust what a leader or organisation says... 

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 Zimbabwe’s historic elections: a case of leopards not changing their spots

Zimbabwe’s historic elections: a case of leopards not changing their spots

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd August 2018 Zimbabwe’s general elections on July 30 were being labelled as “historic”. For the first time since independence in 1980, the ballot paper featured... 

 Bongani Mayosi: South Africa’s giant of cardiology and a powerful mentor

Bongani Mayosi: South Africa’s giant of cardiology and a powerful mentor 

3rd August 2018 South Africa’s medical fraternity is mourning the death of renowned academic and cardiologist Professor Bongani Mayosi. Mayosi, who was the Dean of... 

 Heroin hits South Africa along the ‘highway to impunity’

Heroin hits South Africa along the ‘highway to impunity’

3rd August 2018 The volume of heroin being trafficked through Southern and East Africa’s coastal countries has risen dramatically in recent years. This Southern... 

Has anything changed?

Has anything changed?

By: Terence Creamer     3rd August 2018 It would arguably be easier for a novice cyclist to take on Tour de France’s fabled Alpe d'Huez ascent than for the new leadership at Eskom to... 

 Trade-offs in managing tramadol abuse in Central Africa

Trade-offs in managing tramadol abuse in Central Africa

2nd August 2018 Tramadol is increasingly being used as a recreational drug across Central Africa. The illegal trade and non-medical use of this synthetic opioid... 

Better policing can help combat human trafficking

Better policing can help combat human trafficking

2nd August 2018 Global statistics show that just two years ago, there were about 25 million labour trafficking victims in the world – 3.8 million of whom were... 

Does South Africa rank third in the world for online crime, losing R2.2bn a year?

Does South Africa rank third in the world for online crime, losing R2.2bn a year?

2nd August 2018 News site Timeslive has painted a grim picture of online crime in South Africa. “South Africa has the third highest number of cybercrime victims... 

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