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No way to verify whether 80% of same-sex marriages in SA are by Afrikaans speakers

No way to verify whether 80% of same-sex marriages in SA are by Afrikaans speakers

By: Africa Check     10th October 2017 More than a decade ago South Africa became the first African country to legalise same-sex marriages. But the bulk of these weddings take place... 

Betrayal and recovering trust?

Betrayal and recovering trust?

By: Raymond Suttner     9th October 2017 Hardly a day passes without new revelations of state capture, corruption and other forms of malgovernance. These emanate from the Public... 

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

9th October 2017 October 9 marks 55 years since Uganda’s independence in 1962. The country’s economy has seen many changes during this time, affected by periods of... 

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Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma's rape trial has finally hit home

Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma's rape trial has finally hit home 

6th October 2017 In 2007, barely a year after the man who went on to become South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, was acquitted on a charge of raping a young woman... 

 Is SADC at last flexing its muscles in Lesotho?

Is SADC at last flexing its muscles in Lesotho?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th October 2017 Will the Southern African Development Community (SADC) get it right in Lesotho this time? After over three years of quite intense diplomacy, the... 

Do Nigeria’s Yoruba people have the world’s highest twin birth rate? (And are yams to blame?)

Do Nigeria’s Yoruba people have the world’s highest twin birth rate? (And are yams to blame?)

By: Africa Check     6th October 2017 Social media is full of interesting or quirky “facts” about Africa. Twitter account Africa Facts added one to the mix when it tweeted a claim about... 

Sustainability roadmap

Sustainability roadmap

By: Terence Creamer     6th October 2017 Restoring good governance at Eskom is undoubtedly the most pressing priority for the State-owned utility and arguably among the top five current... 

Unique financing needed for the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     6th October 2017 One of the township economy's most crippling challenges is the lack of access to easily obtainable finance that is available at short notice. It is... 

Looking at the data: Lessons on good African governance

Looking at the data: Lessons on good African governance

By: In On Africa IOA     5th October 2017 Good governance policy and bad, irresponsible and autocratic governments all are analysed in a new compilation of major indexes and data gauging... 

Africa’s data revolution: Accelerating development through data-driven decision-making

Africa’s data revolution: Accelerating development through data-driven decision-making

By: In On Africa IOA     5th October 2017 It is essential that Africa’s data revolution be viewed as the joint responsibility of governments, international agencies, civil society and the... 

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