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Ethics and scholarship: revisiting why I withdrew a thesis 49 years ago

Ethics and scholarship: revisiting why I withdrew a thesis 49 years ago

By: Raymond Suttner     6th November 2018 On 14 December I will be awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) degree by UCT.  This, as many media reports have noted, is 49 years after I first submitted... 

African stock exchanges hold the key to unlocking the continent’s economic growth and development

African stock exchanges hold the key to unlocking the continent’s economic growth and development

6th November 2018 Due to increased economic growth and development, largely as a result of improved political stability, African exchanges offer great investment... 

Explainer: lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank

Explainer: lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank

5th November 2018 The South African Reserve Bank placed VBS, a small mutual bank, under curatorship in March this year against a backdrop of a serious liquidity... 

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 Economic turmoil is unavoidable in Mnangagwa’s Zimbabwe

Economic turmoil is unavoidable in Mnangagwa’s Zimbabwe

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th November 2018 October’s economic turmoil in Zimbabwe has again highlighted the precarious state of the country’s economy. A casual social media post or imprudent... 

 Is the African Standby Force any closer to being deployed?

Is the African Standby Force any closer to being deployed?  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd November 2018 The African Union (AU)-directed African Standby Force (ASF) has not been deployed since its establishment in 2003. This is despite the AU’s... 

Industry at a crossroads

Industry at a crossroads

By: Terence Creamer     2nd November 2018 South Africa’s electricity sector, from generation to distribution, is at a crossroads. The traditional business model is being disrupted and not... 

South African voters are moving beyond party loyalty: they want delivery

South African voters are moving beyond party loyalty: they want delivery

1st November 2018 The attention of South Africans has recently been firmly fixed on issues of good governance – or more specifically on its failures. This is due... 

South African universities shouldn't be playing the global rankings game

South African universities shouldn't be playing the global rankings game 

1st November 2018 Once again, Times Higher Education’s annual global university rankings have drawn a lot of attention from the media and in the higher education... 

South Africa – A Violent Reality (Police Brutality, a Fees Must Fall Account with Omhle Ntshingila)

South Africa – A Violent Reality (Police Brutality, a Fees Must Fall Account with Omhle Ntshingila)

1st November 2018 Written by Nompendulo Mkatshwa & Omhle Ntshingila Of late I have been reflecting on the intensely violent state of affairs in our country and its... 

 A law isn't enough to stop domestic violence

A law isn't enough to stop domestic violence

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st November 2018 Twenty years after the Domestic Violence Act was passed, intimate partner violence remains a serious problem in South Africa. Victims of domestic... 

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