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How strong is Ramaphosa?

How strong is Ramaphosa?

10th July 2018 Over the last month or two the narrative has changed considerably – from Ramaphoria to Rama-failure.  The sense is that Cyril Ramaphosa is stuck... 

Interrogating the effectiveness and sustainability of CSI initiatives

Interrogating the effectiveness and sustainability of CSI initiatives

10th July 2018 For the past couple of years there has been an up-roar by young people on various social media platforms about the ‘missing of the plot’ of... 

How to judge the success of the BRICS summit? Three questions will do the trick

How to judge the success of the BRICS summit? Three questions will do the trick

9th July 2018 The 10th BRICS summit to be hosted by South Africa is going to be closely watched. It comes at a time when extraordinary global political and... 

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Eskom and the viral infographic: do the numbers add up?

Eskom and the viral infographic: do the numbers add up?

By: Africa Check     9th July 2018 Worker protests over pay at South Africa’s power utility have led to lights being turned off across the country. The utility, Eskom, announced... 

Lessons from Mandela’s leadership (Part 5)

Lessons from Mandela’s leadership (Part 5)

By: Raymond Suttner     9th July 2018 This series has repeatedly referred to the problem of celebrating Nelson Mandela without articulating the qualities that attached to him, that... 

Why South Africa's new political party funding bill is good news for democracy

Why South Africa's new political party funding bill is good news for democracy

6th July 2018 Who funds South Africa’s political parties? The answer has always been shrouded in secrecy – both before and post 1994 when the country became a... 

 To achieve real change, Liberia should look closer to home

To achieve real change, Liberia should look closer to home

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th July 2018 Liberian President George Weah’s first few months at the helm saw much focus on his pro-poor development agenda, which was touted as the cure-all... 

Do 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour?

Do 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour?

By: Africa Check     6th July 2018 In a story about a cancer screening event, a reporter in ThisDay newspaper claimed that “at least 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour”. Health... 

Derisking Eskom

Derisking Eskom

By: Terence Creamer     6th July 2018 The term ‘too big to fail’ came to the fore during the so-called Great Recession, which arose after America’s sub-prime mortgage crisis triggered... 

How young activists are keeping Mandela's legacy alive across Africa

How young activists are keeping Mandela's legacy alive across Africa

5th July 2018 Last month, at a conference on African Inequalities co-organised by our school and the London School of Economics, the first audience question came... 

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