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Quarterly Competition Review

Quarterly Competition Review

8th January 2018 In the developing world, disease and poverty are interdependent making access to essential medicines at affordable prices even more critical. 80%... 

Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency: taking sides

Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency: taking sides

By: Raymond Suttner     7th January 2018 Different people relate to the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president in distinct ways, and this may relate to their political location.... 

'End of an error'

'End of an error'

20th December 2017 End of an error. That is the caption on a picture of Jacob Zuma which circulated widely on Whatsapp as the results became known. It is an apt... 

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 South Africa’s squandered chance to show real leadership

South Africa’s squandered chance to show real leadership

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th December 2017 Last year South Africa announced its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). But the country’s efforts were stalled when... 

 The good, the bad and the ugly: an economic review of Zuma’s presidency

The good, the bad and the ugly: an economic review of Zuma’s presidency

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th December 2017 President Jacob Zuma became ANC president and later president of South Africa when the full impact of the 2008 global financial crisis hit. We... 

ANC leadership race really a contest between Ramaphosa and Zuma

ANC leadership race really a contest between Ramaphosa and Zuma 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     15th December 2017 Twelve months ago, I had no doubt that  the national conference of the African National Congress (ANC) would elect Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as... 

2017: Good, bad, ugly?

2017: Good, bad, ugly?

By: Terence Creamer     15th December 2017 By this time next week, our general dismal assessment of 2017 will either have been confirmed, or entirely overhauled. If Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma... 

South Africa's race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal

South Africa's race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal

14th December 2017 South Africans are fond of debating whether public or private sector failings are the bigger problem. It does not take too long to realise that... 

 Creating conditions conducive to stability in Guinea-Bissau

Creating conditions conducive to stability in Guinea-Bissau

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th December 2017 The conclusions of this weekend’s 52nd Ordinary Summit of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African... 

Do just 700 000 public workers gobble up half of Kenya’s taxes, as Ruto said?

Do just 700 000 public workers gobble up half of Kenya’s taxes, as Ruto said?

By: Africa Check     14th December 2017 Kenya’s public wage bill is stubbornly defying government efforts to rein it in, a frustrated-sounding Kenyan deputy president William Ruto said.... 

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