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New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

12th January 2018 In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus there has been renewed interested.... 

 Can Ramaphosa revitalise South Africa’s foreign policy?

Can Ramaphosa revitalise South Africa’s foreign policy?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th January 2018 Many South Africans are hoping that Cyril Ramaphosa will inject badly needed energy, integrity and economic savvy into the country’s lacklustre and... 

A strong opposition is the only solution to dislodging Ethiopia's ruling coalition

A strong opposition is the only solution to dislodging Ethiopia's ruling coalition

11th January 2018 The political protests that destabilised Ethiopia’s two largest regional states in 2016 have become a major test for Ethiopia’s ruling People’s... 

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Is South Africa's ANC bent on radical policies? Here's why the answer is no

Is South Africa's ANC bent on radical policies? Here's why the answer is no

10th January 2018 When media cover a political party conference decision, it is best to report on the entire resolution, not just the exciting bits. This may reduce... 

 Role of the Youth in APRM’s quest for good governance, development and democracy

Role of the Youth in APRM’s quest for good governance, development and democracy

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      10th January 2018 The revitalisation of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is evidence of African governments’ renewed commitment to strengthening good... 

Are higher taxes on wealthy South Africans justified?

Are higher taxes on wealthy South Africans justified?

9th January 2018 Talk of a potential wealth tax in South Africa has re-ignited the debate on the taxation of high net-worth individuals (HNWI). For many taxpayers... 

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid South Africa remains stuck in whiteness

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid South Africa remains stuck in whiteness 

9th January 2018 Why is it that when the West was turning away from direct colonialism in the mid-20th century, South Africa shifted to apartheid, an intensified... 

 Known unknowns: the threat of cybercrime in Africa

Known unknowns: the threat of cybercrime in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th January 2018 The rapid development of technology improves lives and enables more efficient operations in the private and public sectors. The challenges that... 

Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe's economy

Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe's economy

8th January 2018 In his inaugural address the new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed that land reform was both historically necessary and... 

 Human smuggling and Libya’s political end game

Human smuggling and Libya’s political end game

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th January 2018 Migrant boat crossings in the Mediterranean usually peak around July and August but the number of boats dropped dramatically in 2017. This comes... 

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