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Looking at the data: Lessons on best African economic policy

Looking at the data: Lessons on best African economic policy

By: In On Africa IOA     23rd October 2017 More than the private sector, governments determine the success or failure of African economies. Government policies that propel economies toward... 

Looking at the data: Lessons on best African social policy

Looking at the data: Lessons on best African social policy

By: In On Africa IOA     23rd October 2017 Poverty and a lack of individual rights has hindered social progress in Africa. However, some of the continent’s 54 countries have shown how to... 

Policing in post-apartheid South Africa: the past in the present

Policing in post-apartheid South Africa: the past in the present

By: Raymond Suttner     23rd October 2017 For most people, the police were the face of apartheid representing force against the majority of the South African population, without whose... 

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 Does Africa really want a continental Parliament?

Does Africa really want a continental Parliament?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th October 2017 It’s just one of the many ironies of the African Union (AU) that two of its most important recent instruments – which theoretically increased the... 

Does a Nigerian lawmaker earn more than US President Donald Trump?

Does a Nigerian lawmaker earn more than US President Donald Trump?

By: Africa Check     20th October 2017 Terming it “strange, unthinkable and very disheartening”, the leader of a Nigerian pro-reform group castigated the “monumental” pay of the... 

KPMG scandal  could be the tip  of the iceberg

KPMG scandal could be the tip of the iceberg

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     20th October 2017 The KPMG scandal is an example of what happens when accounting meets the profit imperative. It is also an example of what happens when the profit... 

Lessons from China’s solar surge

Lessons from China’s solar surge

By: Terence Creamer     20th October 2017 Last year, when Eskom illegally put the brakes on the country’s hitherto successful renewables roll-out, new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity... 

What's at stake in South Africa's new finance minister's first budget

What's at stake in South Africa's new finance minister's first budget

19th October 2017 There’s a great deal hanging on South Africa’s 2017 medium term budget policy statement. Three factors are at play: there is political turmoil... 

 Financing infrastructure to reignite South Africa’s growth

Financing infrastructure to reignite South Africa’s growth

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      19th October 2017 As South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba prepares for his inaugural Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement on 25 October, one issue will weigh... 

 An election is no panacea for Kenya’s stability

An election is no panacea for Kenya’s stability

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th October 2017 Kenyans are expected to go to the polls on 26 October in a repeat presidential election fraught with uncertainty after main opposition candidate... 

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