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A Poem – Nelson Mandela Centenary (1918 - 2018)

A Poem – Nelson Mandela Centenary (1918 - 2018)

15th May 2018 Nelson Rolihlahla 'Madiba' Mandela walked amongst us not long ago. A man of action forged in the crucible of resistance. 

The Land Question – The Ingonyama Trust Controversy

The Land Question – The Ingonyama Trust Controversy

11th May 2018 In November 2017, a High-Level Panel (HLP), appointed by the Parliamentary Speakers’ forum, and under the leadership of former President Kgalema... 

Yes, South Africa spends as much on VIP protection & security as on land reform

Yes, South Africa spends as much on VIP protection & security as on land reform

By: Africa Check     9th May 2018 Compensation for land has “never in fact been prioritised in national budgets previously”, Gwen Ngwenya, the head of policy for the Democratic... 

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Experiencing Cote d’Ivoire

Experiencing Cote d’Ivoire

8th May 2018 This opinion piece is written by Nompendulo Mkatshwa In January 2017 I set off from Johannesburg, South Africa to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Even... 

Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2018 State of The Nation Address fact-checked

Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2018 State of The Nation Address fact-checked

By: Africa Check     3rd May 2018 Following a drawn-out re-election in 2017 Uhuru Kenyatta is keen on refocusing the national agenda on development. His national address looked... 

Refund our money from the Arms Deal

Refund our money from the Arms Deal

25th April 2018 Accountability Now, the NGO known for its corruption busting activities, has written to Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, suggesting that cabinet... 

Validating ‘the truth’ about SA’s education system

Validating ‘the truth’ about SA’s education system

By: Africa Check     25th April 2018 A South African Twitter account promises to “tell you the truth, no matter how hard it is to accept”. But are the education claims @Sowellnomics... 

Letter of concern: Ongoing Health Crisis in the North West Province

Letter of concern: Ongoing Health Crisis in the North West Province

24th April 2018 Currently there is a crisis in the provision of health care in the North West Province. This is a result of action taken by various groups who are... 

No way to tell that 70% of Nigerian inmates ‘have never been convicted’

No way to tell that 70% of Nigerian inmates ‘have never been convicted’

By: Africa Check     24th April 2018 Nigerian prisoners serving time in the UK may be deported home to finish their sentences in a new 112-bed wing of the Kirikiri prison complex in... 

The real impact of Expropriation without Compensation might well be felt below the ground

The real impact of Expropriation without Compensation might well be felt below the ground

18th April 2018 The current debate around expropriation without compensation (EWC) has been phrased in an idiom of land politics – the supposed imperative of the... 

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