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 What will Ramaphosa say about the state of the nation?

What will Ramaphosa say about the state of the nation?

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      4th February 2019 When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his first State of the Nation Address on 7 February, he will face a country weary of corruption and... 

Zuma’s “nine wasted years” and the question of “renewal”

Zuma’s “nine wasted years” and the question of “renewal” 

By: Raymond Suttner     4th February 2019 A row has broken out in ANC ranks over claims by Cyril Ramaphosa (on which he sometimes wavers) and Tito Mboweni that the period of Jacob Zuma’s... 

 South Africa again mesmerised by a Zimbabwe crisis

South Africa again mesmerised by a Zimbabwe crisis

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st February 2019 Almost two decades after the start of the Zimbabwe crisis, South Africa is once again standing silently on the sidelines, seemingly mesmerised, as... 

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Did President Museveni get his facts right about Uganda’s development?

Did President Museveni get his facts right about Uganda’s development?

By: Africa Check     1st February 2019 Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement has made big strides since 1986, President Yoweri Museveni said in a New Year’s Day message to the... 

Gaping wound

Gaping wound 

By: Terence Creamer     1st February 2019 The World Bank’s latest South Africa Economic Update contains a fact box headlined ‘What is the state of human capital in South Africa?’ that is... 

Opinion: In supporting Maduro, we again show our love for dictators

Opinion: In supporting Maduro, we again show our love for dictators

1st February 2019 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Polity.... 

Lessons from Nigeria on how public engagement can curb corruption

Lessons from Nigeria on how public engagement can curb corruption 

31st January 2019 Government corruption is a global challenge and a major obstacle to economic and social development. It compromises the delivery of valuable... 

CEO's exit underscores how few South African women hold top jobs

CEO's exit underscores how few South African women hold top jobs

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st January 2019 The CEO of one of South Africa’s top four banks – Absa – announced this week that she is retiring after 10 years in this role. Employment equity at... 

 Do Africa’s youth prefer the ballot to the bullet?

Do Africa’s youth prefer the ballot to the bullet?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st January 2019 On 7 January, a group of young military officers in Libreville, Gabon, tried to overthrow the government of President Ali Bongo Ondimba. The... 

ANC manifesto: we’ve heard that all before

ANC manifesto: we’ve heard that all before 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     31st January 2019 Before I start, let me say this: I have spent the past two days thinking about what to say about the election manifesto of the African National... 

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