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 South Africa is at war with itself

South Africa is at war with itself

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th September 2018 South African society is becoming more, not less, violent. This was confirmed by the 2017/18 crime statistics released by the South African Police... 

Peace prospects are much higher in the Horn of Africa. But obstacles remain

Peace prospects are much higher in the Horn of Africa. But obstacles remain

12th September 2018 It’s just five months since Abiy Ahmed took over as Ethiopian Prime Minister yet the pace of change in the Horn of Africa has been simply... 

Jacob Zuma + Cyril Ramaphosa = Recession (how did KZN survive in 2009?)

Jacob Zuma + Cyril Ramaphosa = Recession (how did KZN survive in 2009?)

11th September 2018 There have been mixed reactions to the visit of African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa to KwaZulu-Natal this past weekend. His... 

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The President’s crystal ball: Let’s hope he’s not right

The President’s crystal ball: Let’s hope he’s not right

11th September 2018 Many predictions of the future have turned out to be wrong. In 1955, for example, Alex Lewyt, the president of a company that made vacuum cleaners,... 

 AU limits its role in Western Sahara crisis

AU limits its role in Western Sahara crisis

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th September 2018 The African Union (AU) will be limiting its peace efforts in the Western Sahara in order to support the United Nations’ (UN) process in the region.... 

Attacks on “foreign nationals” and callous indifference

Attacks on “foreign nationals” and callous indifference 

By: Raymond Suttner     11th September 2018 “And Jesus said…’Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”- Matthew 8:20 The recent... 

 Independent prosecutors are vital to South Africa’s recovery

Independent prosecutors are vital to South Africa’s recovery

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th September 2018 The rule of law, the principle whereby everyone, including the rich and powerful, is subject to the law, is being challenged across the globe in... 

The Voices Of Women Must Be Heard

The Voices Of Women Must Be Heard

10th September 2018 The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which met in Beijing earlier this week, has become an essential platform for Africa’s social and... 

To zero-rate, or not to zero-rate: why the VAT debate is more complex than it appears

To zero-rate, or not to zero-rate: why the VAT debate is more complex than it appears

7th September 2018 The one percentage point increase in South Africa’s Value Added Tax (VAT) rate, which was implemented in April this year, has raised important... 

 Africa’s selective approach to human rights

Africa’s selective approach to human rights

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th September 2018 Despite research and historical accounts detailing homosexual behaviour in certain pre-colonial and traditional African societies, the idea that... 

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