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Littering in South Africa is the expression of wider selfish – and costly -- culture

Littering in South Africa is the expression of wider selfish – and costly -- culture

10th May 2018 It is common when municipal workers go on strike in South Africa to resort to upturning garbage cans and strewing litter around city centres. Their... 

 Public trust must be SA police’s top priority

Public trust must be SA police’s top priority

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th May 2018 For General Khehla Sitole, the new South African Police Service (SAPS) national commissioner, ‘stamping the authority of the state’ is the top... 

Why it's wrong to blame South Africa's woes on Mandela's compromises

Why it's wrong to blame South Africa's woes on Mandela's compromises

9th May 2018 If he were alive today, Nelson Mandela would probably be puzzled to find that it has become popular among South Africans frustrated with the pace... 

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Explainer: who will be doing what under South Africa's new 'Twin Peaks' model

Explainer: who will be doing what under South Africa's new 'Twin Peaks' model

9th May 2018 South Africa has started implementing a new regulatory regime for the financial sector. Known as Twin Peaks, the approach was first adopted in... 

 How to ensure communities living near mining activities get a better deal

How to ensure communities living near mining activities get a better deal

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      9th May 2018 The South African government and the Chamber of Mines are in the process of formulating a new Mining Charter. The charter serves as a blueprint for... 

Yes, South Africa spends as much on VIP protection & security as on land reform

Yes, South Africa spends as much on VIP protection & security as on land reform

By: Africa Check     9th May 2018 Compensation for land has “never in fact been prioritised in national budgets previously”, Gwen Ngwenya, the head of policy for the Democratic... 

Experiencing Cote d’Ivoire

Experiencing Cote d’Ivoire

8th May 2018 This opinion piece is written by Nompendulo Mkatshwa In January 2017 I set off from Johannesburg, South Africa to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Even... 

How South Africa should tackle the redistribution of land in urban areas

How South Africa should tackle the redistribution of land in urban areas

8th May 2018 Land debates are reverberating across South Africa after the country’s parliament resolved to accelerate land redistribution through expropriation... 

 Empowering young women to stand up for conflict resilience

Empowering young women to stand up for conflict resilience

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th May 2018 Young women are increasingly at risk of harm during violent conflicts, as seen in the disturbing trend of mass kidnappings, sexual assaults and... 

For 15 years South Africans in North West have been getting angrier. Here's why

For 15 years South Africans in North West have been getting angrier. Here's why

7th May 2018 Recent violent protests in Mahikeng in South Africa’s North West province have prompted widespread commentary about what’s behind them, as well as... 

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