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A referendum on land reform in South Africa? Brexit suggests not

A referendum on land reform in South Africa? Brexit suggests not

10th January 2019 There are many valid reasons for calling for a deepening of democracy in South Africa, despite the fact that it has regular free elections and... 

 South Sudan: ‘Whose power are they sharing anyway?’

South Sudan: ‘Whose power are they sharing anyway?’

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th January 2019 The signing in September 2018 of a new peace agreement between the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, main rebel leader Riek Machar and... 

South Africa joins global charge to overhaul undergraduate economics

South Africa joins global charge to overhaul undergraduate economics

9th January 2019 Are universities teaching the right kind of economics? Are they equipping students with the right kind of skills? These are some of the questions... 

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How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power

How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power

9th January 2019 Day after day Sudanese are taking to the streets to protest against the rule of Omar al-Bashir. The president, who himself seized power in 1989... 

 Why are women still so unsafe?

Why are women still so unsafe?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th January 2019 Violence against women is an indicator of how prone societies are towards violence. Almost two decades since countries across the world adopted... 

What DRC's flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa

What DRC's flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa

8th January 2019 On December 30, 2018, 46-million citizens cast their votes in a historic election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There hasn’t been a peaceful... 

What South Africa's matric pass rate means for universities

What South Africa's matric pass rate means for universities

8th January 2019 South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education announced a 2018 matric pass rate of 78.2% in the first week of January as well as a number of other... 

 South Africa’s Presidency must drive safety

South Africa’s Presidency must drive safety

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th January 2019 South Africa has not had a formal national policy to improve public safety since 2004. This changed in 2016 when cabinet adopted the White Paper on... 

500 000 or 200 000? President’s numbers for mortgages in Kenya both wide of the mark

500 000 or 200 000? President’s numbers for mortgages in Kenya both wide of the mark

By: Africa Check     8th January 2019 In a recent interview on the state of the nation, President Uhuru Kenyatta said he was frustrated by how few people in Kenya had taken up home... 

The ANC: the story of a liberation movement that's lost its lustre

The ANC: the story of a liberation movement that's lost its lustre 

7th January 2019 South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) celebrates its 107th birthday this year against a backdrop of an election campaign it’s... 

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