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Xenophobic discourse and disease

Xenophobic discourse and disease

By: Raymond Suttner     21st November 2018 Recently, Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi expressed his concern about the influx of illegal immigrants because of the strain this was placing... 

We the people reject the rise of neo-fascism in South Africa

We the people reject the rise of neo-fascism in South Africa

21st November 2018 We THE People! They’re prepping for a race war. And they see Trump as their ‘ray of hope’ 

Children in Africa struggle to get justice. Here's how to improve their access

Children in Africa struggle to get justice. Here's how to improve their access

21st November 2018 Millions of children throughout Africa don’t have access to justice that’s needed to realise their rights. Simply put, they don’t receive the... 

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Policies in South Africa must stop ignoring families' daily realities

Policies in South Africa must stop ignoring families' daily realities

21st November 2018 What is “a family”? In South African law, the answer – or rather, answers – are broad. For example, it’s not considered unusual or unacceptable for... 

 Mozambique’s apparent Islamist insurgency poses multiple threats

Mozambique’s apparent Islamist insurgency poses multiple threats

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st November 2018 The apparent Islamist insurgency in Mozambique’s northernmost province, Cabo Delgado, had gone quiet – until last Wednesday night’s attack in the... 

South African court resets power balance between villagers, mines and chiefs

South African court resets power balance between villagers, mines and chiefs

20th November 2018 South Africa’s Constitutional Court recently passed an important judgment that’s fundamentally challenged the power imbalance between mining... 

Does Gauteng make up a third of South Africa’s GDP? And is it Africa’s seventh biggest economy?

Does Gauteng make up a third of South Africa’s GDP? And is it Africa’s seventh biggest economy?

By: Africa Check     20th November 2018 South Africa’s Gauteng province beat several other African locations to host the Africa Investment Forum, premier David Makhura said in early... 

The Judging of Nelson Mandela

The Judging of Nelson Mandela

19th November 2018 The Judging of Nelson Mandela – Afzal Moolla 

Some smart ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa's cities

Some smart ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa's cities

19th November 2018 About 23% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to toilets while 31% with toilets use one’s that aren’t connected to a formal... 

 How alike is land reform in Namibia and South Africa?

How alike is land reform in Namibia and South Africa?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th November 2018 While land reform has dominated South Africa’s headlines, it has also emerged as a major polarising issue in Namibia ahead of next year’s national... 

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