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Why is the ANC still destroying itself after averting a no-confidence crisis?

Why is the ANC still destroying itself after averting a no-confidence crisis?

29th August 2017 In this option piece, social activist and commentator Mike Roussos warns that those ANC voters who had been hoping for a resurgence of the ANC of... 

 A brief guide to the Continental Free Trade Agreement

A brief guide to the Continental Free Trade Agreement

28th August 2017 Asmita Parshotam unpacks the continent-wide agreement aimed at accelerating integration and economic development. What is the Continental Free... 

Ruth First, validating dissent and building a democratic consensus

Ruth First, validating dissent and building a democratic consensus

By: Raymond Suttner     28th August 2017 On 17 August 2017, the 35th anniversary of Ruth First’s assassination was marked at the University of the Witwatersrand with a panel discussing... 

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Election unlikely to herald the change Angolans have been clamouring for

Election unlikely to herald the change Angolans have been clamouring for

28th August 2017 On 23 August Angolans went to the polls to elect a new parliament, and for the first time in the lives of a great majority of the population, a new... 

What Barack Obama's record breaking Mandela tweet tells us about the world

What Barack Obama's record breaking Mandela tweet tells us about the world

28th August 2017 What is it about former US President Barack Obama’s record-setting tweet – it has already surpassed 1.6-million retweets and 4.5-million “likes” –... 

 Building greater economic inclusion in South Africa

Building greater economic inclusion in South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th August 2017 There are many ways to build economic inclusiveness in South Africa, such as making it obligatory for companies to include nominees from its... 

Land and property rights: 'title deeds as usual' won’t work

Land and property rights: 'title deeds as usual' won’t work 

By: Econ3x3      25th August 2017 Renewed emphasis in policy discourses on systematic land titling to solve insecure tenure in South Africa is understandable. A staggering two... 

Those who brought Zuma to power shouldn't be forgotten, or forgiven

Those who brought Zuma to power shouldn't be forgotten, or forgiven 

25th August 2017 It is now a matter of record – rather than an issue for serious debate – that the presidency of Jacob Zuma has been an unmitigated disaster for... 

 The mysterious allure of the Southern African Development Community

The mysterious allure of the Southern African Development Community

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th August 2017 Some eyebrows were raised when South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma announced last weekend that Comoros had been admitted as the Southern African... 

Do mothers & newborns run a higher risk of dying in Nairobi, as governor Sonko said?

Do mothers & newborns run a higher risk of dying in Nairobi, as governor Sonko said?

By: Africa Check     25th August 2017 Nairobi’s second governor, the colourful Mike Sonko, took office on 21 August. In his inaugural speech outlining his priorities for the Kenyan... 

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