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Cyril Ramaphosa “triumphant”: what does this mean?

Cyril Ramaphosa “triumphant”: what does this mean?

By: Raymond Suttner     29th January 2018 Astonishingly, in one month, much of the formal political terrain in South African politics has changed significantly, though unevenly and with... 

 AU summit 30: Should Africa worry about a growing foreign military presence?

AU summit 30: Should Africa worry about a growing foreign military presence?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th January 2018 The United States in particular, but also France, have had a lot of flak for their military presence in Africa. However a surprising number of... 

 Africa’s Year of Trump: Troubling Questions for the Continent

Africa’s Year of Trump: Troubling Questions for the Continent

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      26th January 2018 One of the enduring images of 2017 was US President Donald J. Trump, a few months into his tenure, squinting bare-eyed at a solar eclipse. During... 

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Surgery not a Band-Aid

Surgery not a Band-Aid

By: Terence Creamer     26th January 2018 Eskom’s debt refinancing is undoubtedly a critical burning platform. The clock is most definitely ticking and the consequences of not closing the... 

World-class events benefit the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     26th January 2018 Most South African townships are built along similar physical lines. They consist of a lot of bland structures that provide for the basic need of... 

Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and statistics

Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and statistics

25th January 2018 Public discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall... 

Did ‘at least 50,000’ Nigerians die from terrorism in 2017?

Did ‘at least 50,000’ Nigerians die from terrorism in 2017?

By: Africa Check     25th January 2018 Attacks linked to Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria have claimed more than 120 lives this year, sparking reprisal attacks in what is seen as a struggle... 

Yes, education & jobs ‘belong to same WhatsApp group’, as SA’s Malema said

Yes, education & jobs ‘belong to same WhatsApp group’, as SA’s Malema said

By: Africa Check     25th January 2018 Reiterating his party’s support for free higher education, the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters told supporters that “education and... 

SASSFE Trustees to meet in Q1 2018

SASSFE Trustees to meet in Q1 2018

24th January 2018 The Trustees of the South African Student Solidarity Foundation for Education (“SASSFE”), are scheduled to hold the Third Meeting of the Trustees... 

Why shaking up South Africa's power utility matters for the economy

Why shaking up South Africa's power utility matters for the economy

24th January 2018 South Africa’s power utility Eskom has seen a remarkable leadership shake up in the past few days. Almost the entire board has been replaced with... 

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