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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... 

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.... 

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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... 

Join the least-cost highway

Join the least-cost highway

By: Terence Creamer     7th September 2018 The release of a draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018) for public comment, is an extremely positive development. Likewise, the document’s... 

 Two court disputes test SA’s commitment to rule of law

Two court disputes test SA’s commitment to rule of law

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th September 2018 Are the planets aligning for South Africa to make a significant contribution to reforming the International Criminal Court (ICC) – just as it is... 

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