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 How Namibia can realise its vast development potential

How Namibia can realise its vast development potential

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st October 2017 Namibia has great potential for human development. The country has an abundance of diamonds, gold and uranium, it is already upper-middle-income... 

Police officers' stories shed light on enduring legacy of race in South Africa

Police officers' stories shed light on enduring legacy of race in South Africa

30th October 2017 Many South African police officers might be considered “accidental officers”. This proposition is based on data I gathered during eight months of... 

 Walking an even tighter rope: a mid-term budget review

Walking an even tighter rope: a mid-term budget review

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      30th October 2017 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba was unambiguous on Wednesday when he outlined the current dismal state of the South African economy during his... 

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How do we get rid of Jacob Zuma and rebuild democracy?

How do we get rid of Jacob Zuma and rebuild democracy? 

By: Raymond Suttner     30th October 2017 Every time one thinks we have heard the worst about Zuma and his acolytes or fraudsters or gangster associates there is more that emerges, as with... 

Private security in Africa: time to regulate the bad and harness the good

Private security in Africa: time to regulate the bad and harness the good

By: News24Wire      27th October 2017 A familiar scene plays itself out daily whenever I visit my local 24-hour convenience store in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Despite the early... 

 Kenya grapples with domestic and foreign security threats

Kenya grapples with domestic and foreign security threats

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th October 2017 The current political climate in Kenya has created a complex security challenge for government, stretching the resources of security agencies to... 

FACT-CHECKED: 2 claims about slavery & ‘child prostitutes’ in SA

FACT-CHECKED: 2 claims about slavery & ‘child prostitutes’ in SA

By: Africa Check     27th October 2017 In mid-October 2017, a “Walk for Freedom” was organised in Cape Town, South Africa, by international anti-slavery organisation A21. Close to 1,000... 

Going fission?

Going fission?

By: Terence Creamer     27th October 2017 We know for certain what President Jacob Zuma’s latest Cabinet reshuffle was not. It was not about South Africa, or about good governance. It was... 

Democratic and effective policing

Democratic and effective policing

26th October 2017 Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Sane Dhlamini about democratic and effective policing. Click here to read the column. 

Suttner's View: Will the ANC self-correct?

Suttner's View: Will the ANC self-correct?

26th October 2017 In this episode of Suttner's View, Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Thabi Madiba about whether the African National Congress will... 

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