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Mining, EWC and wealth extraction – the unexplored possibilities

Mining, EWC and wealth extraction – the unexplored possibilities

1st October 2018 South Africa’s land politics – and particularly the contentious drive towards Expropriation without Compensation (EWC) – is ultimately not about... 

South Africa's ruling ANC can no longer count on union ally to win elections

South Africa's ruling ANC can no longer count on union ally to win elections

28th September 2018 South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), may have to fight next year’s general election without hundreds of thousands... 

Spectator Index tweet exaggerates Nigeria’s suicide rate

Spectator Index tweet exaggerates Nigeria’s suicide rate

By: Africa Check     28th September 2018 Popular for the facts and figures it tweets, the Spectator Index posted a list of the suicide rates in different countries earlier this year. The... 

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On the mend?

On the mend?

By: Terence Creamer     28th September 2018 Business confidence is at debilitating low levels and trust between government and business remains fragile after the abusive Zuma years.... 

 Check the stats, Ramaphosa – 62 people murdered on SA farms & smallholdings last year

Check the stats, Ramaphosa – 62 people murdered on SA farms & smallholdings last year

By: Africa Check     27th September 2018 Speaking in New York, South Africa’s president claimed that farmers are not being killed in his country. Cyril Ramaphosa was commenting on a tweet... 

 Forecasting for peace

Forecasting for peace

27th September 2018 Sub-Saharan Africa has made important peace and security gains over the past two decades. Large-scale political violence has declined and fewer... 

Land reform debate: what's missing according to South African farmers

Land reform debate: what's missing according to South African farmers

27th September 2018 Land reform remains one of South Africa’s most pressing unresolved issues. Attempts to address skewed ownership and economic participation... 

 Africa, and the world, need safer seas and shipping

Africa, and the world, need safer seas and shipping

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th September 2018 Most of the world’s trade is by sea, but this has not made it any easier to achieve safer and environmentally friendly shipping, or good labour... 

Yes, neighbourly South Africa helps keep Zimbabwe’s lights on

Yes, neighbourly South Africa helps keep Zimbabwe’s lights on

By: Africa Check     26th September 2018 After an hour and a half of answering questions in parliament, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa wasted little time on a question from the... 

Freedom and ethics – then and now

Freedom and ethics – then and now

By: Raymond Suttner     26th September 2018 What did it mean to join the liberation struggle against apartheid, in the difficult times and what does it mean now?  Joining the liberation... 

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