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Can the 'Township Economy' be liberated?

Can the 'Township Economy' be liberated?

8th September 2017 Dormitory-style, underserviced, insecure, overcrowded and noisy. This characterises living conditions in the majority of South Africa’s townships.... 

Point of no return

Point of no return

By: Terence Creamer     8th September 2017 Hardly a day goes by when there isn’t a new and disturbing headline about governance, or the lack thereof, at one of South Africa’s State-owned... 

Cyril Ramaphosa's leaked emails: echoes of apartheid-era dirty tricks

Cyril Ramaphosa's leaked emails: echoes of apartheid-era dirty tricks

7th September 2017 A routine smear. This is the view of the overwhelming majority of commentators and analysts about last weekend’s “revelations” in the Sunday... 

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 Has China’s global ambitions outgrown Brics?

Has China’s global ambitions outgrown Brics?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      7th September 2017 Has China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) usurped Brics as China’s flagship forum? And if so, what does this mean for future Brics co-operation?... 

Do 45% of Nigerian women get married before their 18th birthday?

Do 45% of Nigerian women get married before their 18th birthday?

By: Africa Check     7th September 2017 Though the legal age of marriage is supposed to be 18 years, 45% of Nigerian women are married before then, US-based online publication Sahara... 

Obsession with growth won't help South Africa's economic recovery

Obsession with growth won't help South Africa's economic recovery

6th September 2017 Faced with a growing economic crisis, South Africa’s new Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, has come up with a 14 point plan to turn the country’s... 

 Protecting livelihoods is key to mining the DRC’s riches

Protecting livelihoods is key to mining the DRC’s riches

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th September 2017 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the potential to become Africa’s richest economy, going by the quantities of its natural resources.... 

Brics: Stepping into the Breach

Brics: Stepping into the Breach

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      6th September 2017 Global headlines in the run-up to the 9th Brics summit were dominated by the North Korean missile crisis and the stand-off in Doklam, high in the... 

No – heart disease is not SA’s leading cause of death, as Health24 tweeted

No – heart disease is not SA’s leading cause of death, as Health24 tweeted

By: Africa Check     6th September 2017 UPDATE: After we published this report, Health24 responded, saying that their statement was “definitely incorrect”. “While we acknowledge that the... 

Kenya's Supreme Court has given an impossible deadline for the repeat election

Kenya's Supreme Court has given an impossible deadline for the repeat election

5th September 2017 The Kenyan Supreme Court has found that the August 8 presidential election result is invalid. It blames the electoral commission, not the declared... 

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