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Gigaba lays bare South Africa's economic woes: will it be enough to trigger change?

Gigaba lays bare South Africa's economic woes: will it be enough to trigger change?

26th October 2017 Wittingly or unwittingly, South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s medium term budget policy statement places him – and champions of the... 

Latest budget underscores desperate state of South Africa's finances

Latest budget underscores desperate state of South Africa's finances

26th October 2017 South Africa’s 2017 medium-term budget policy statement represents a watershed moment in the post-apartheid economic and fiscal position. The best... 

 New clash in the AU over Western Sahara

New clash in the AU over Western Sahara

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th October 2017 Just six months on the job, African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has to handle a diplomatic crisis that is causing a rift in the... 

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Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador – what went wrong?

Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador – what went wrong?

25th October 2017 At an international conference on non-communicable diseases, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organisation director general, recently... 

South Africa's police: at times proud, at times shamed by the work they do

South Africa's police: at times proud, at times shamed by the work they do

25th October 2017 Police officers are central to modern states and societies, including South Africa. But contrary to popular belief, the standard model of policing... 

 New links to Indian Ocean Rim can bolster Africa’s blue economy

New links to Indian Ocean Rim can bolster Africa’s blue economy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th October 2017 South Africa became chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) until 2019 at the association’s 17th Council of Ministers in Durban last week.... 

 Beyond the numbers: measuring South-South Cooperation

Beyond the numbers: measuring South-South Cooperation

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      25th October 2017 Do concepts and definitions matter when the work is already under way? Delegates grappled with this question at a recent symposium in Buenos Aires,... 

 Latest stats show police losing the war on violent crime – IRR analyst

Latest stats show police losing the war on violent crime – IRR analyst

24th October 2017 The IRR has warned that crime data released by the Minister of Police today show that the police are losing the war on violent crime in the... 

Returning migrants to The Gambia: the political, social and economic costs

Returning migrants to The Gambia: the political, social and economic costs

24th October 2017 Hardly a day goes by without a discussion on the migrants (including refugees) who have entered Europe in large numbers since 2015. Under the... 

 Challenges ahead for AU in ending CAR conflict

Challenges ahead for AU in ending CAR conflict

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th October 2017 An upsurge of violence and organised crime in the Central African Republic (CAR) has dealt a serious blow to the international community’s... 

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