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Deeper into the morass

Deeper into the morass

10th April 2017 Before we talk political economy, let's first go technical and unpack the S&P and Fitch downgrades. (I would like to give recognition to Elna... 

No, SA’s higher education budget has not increased 6 times under Zuma

No, SA’s higher education budget has not increased 6 times under Zuma

By: Africa Check     7th April 2017 Defending South African President Jacob Zuma against criticism and calls for his resignation the country’s minister of water and sanitation claimed... 

The Centre Holds

The Centre Holds

6th April 2017 When he wrote it almost 100 years ago, William Butler Yeats could never have guessed that his poem The Second Coming would become a hackneyed... 

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Gordhan’s firing – why did it happen and what will happen next?

Gordhan’s firing – why did it happen and what will happen next?

6th April 2017 What explains the allegedly irrational decisions taken by the South African government over recent days? Two explanations suggest themselves. The... 

Whether Jacob Zuma stays or goes, the empowerment challenge will remain

Whether Jacob Zuma stays or goes, the empowerment challenge will remain

4th April 2017 Whether President Jacob Zuma stays or goes in response to the public outcry over his firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan is important for... 

Rating downgrade risks triggering a series of economic setbacks for South Africa

Rating downgrade risks triggering a series of economic setbacks for South Africa

4th April 2017 The IRR says the decision this evening by S&P Global Ratings to cut South Africa’s long term foreign currency sovereign credit rating to... 

No, SA government didn’t order power utility Eskom to lay off white workers

No, SA government didn’t order power utility Eskom to lay off white workers

By: Africa Check     3rd April 2017 Facebook users set the fake news flags waving when a 2015 news item resurfaced recently. The article from “conservative-headlines.com” was titled... 

How many divisions does the Pope have?

How many divisions does the Pope have?

3rd April 2017 Last week’s cabinet reshuffle protected proven incompetence, punished excellence, weakened a key institution in society and undermined the... 

Nigerian girls’ plight: Claims about teen marriage & pregnancy fact-checked

Nigerian girls’ plight: Claims about teen marriage & pregnancy fact-checked

By: Africa Check     30th March 2017 A vocal Nigerian Islamic ruler told elites from the country’s northern region earlier this year to stop building mosques and rather channel... 

Gordhan recall may herald reshuffle, policy swings – IRR analysts

Gordhan recall may herald reshuffle, policy swings – IRR analysts

27th March 2017 This morning South Africa’s Presidency released a 38-word statement recalling the Minister of Finance from an international investment promotion... 

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