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South African news station ANN7 is on the skids: why it won't be missed

South African news station ANN7 is on the skids: why it won't be missed

2nd February 2018 The closure of any media outlet is normally mourned by all journalists, because of the loss of jobs, diversity and competition. But the... 

 A wind of change blows through Southern Africa

A wind of change blows through Southern Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd February 2018 It was an eventful 2017 for the Southern African region. The end of an era, it seemed, as political dinosaurs shuffled off the stage. In September,... 

It’s déjà vu all over again

It’s déjà vu all over again

By: Terence Creamer     2nd February 2018 For those of us in the media, Eskom is the gift that keeps on giving. For ten years, hardly a week has gone by without the embattled power utility... 

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Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die

Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die

1st February 2018 Under the presidency of Jacob Zuma, South Africa has been trying to implement a massive new nuclear programme. The initiative stood against a... 

 A new dawn for African migrants

A new dawn for African migrants  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st February 2018 It has taken over 25 years, but the African Union (AU) has at last endorsed the idea of free movement of people in Africa. On 29 January, the AU... 

No evidence that a child is kidnapped every 30 seconds in South Africa

No evidence that a child is kidnapped every 30 seconds in South Africa

By: Africa Check     1st February 2018 A picture of a young child, shoved into a box with her mouth duct-taped shut, accompanies a terrifying viral post shared on Facebook. “STOP HUMAN... 

 Mugabe: Mnangagwa's permanent friend

Mugabe: Mnangagwa's permanent friend

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st January 2018 It is not usual for a person who has seized power through a military coup to heap praise upon his deposed predecessor. Zimbabwe’s new president,... 

Top job for South African gives African countries sway at the IMF

Top job for South African gives African countries sway at the IMF

30th January 2018 South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, has been selected as the first sub-Saharan African to serve as chair of the International... 

 Mugabe: Mnangagwa's permanent friend

Mugabe: Mnangagwa's permanent friend

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th January 2018 It is not usual for a person who has seized power through a military coup to heap praise upon his deposed predecessor. Zimbabwe’s new president,... 

Is South Africa seeing a return to the rule of law? More evidence is needed

Is South Africa seeing a return to the rule of law? More evidence is needed

29th January 2018 It appears as if the Gupta family, known for being politically connected to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and accused of “state capture”,... 

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