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Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a real difference

Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a real difference

14th February 2019 Women are gaining ground in politics around the world. Last year, the so-called “pink wave” saw a record number of women elected to Congress in the... 

What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future

What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future

14th February 2019 Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has... 

Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa

Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th February 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used his State of the Nation Address on February 7 to outline his relatively new government’s actions and... 

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Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time?

Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time?

12th February 2019 Nigeria is preparing for its general election. But will it be credible? Nigerian voters are well aware that the elections will not be won solely by... 

Why South Africa's latest plan for state-owned power giant could work

Why South Africa's latest plan for state-owned power giant could work

11th February 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a new plan for the country’s beleaguered state owned power utility, Eskom. During his State of... 

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

8th February 2019 During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making.... 

South Africans are finally set to know who funds their political parties

South Africans are finally set to know who funds their political parties

7th February 2019 South African President Ramaphosa has finally signed into law a new bill aimed at regulating the funding of political parties. It was approved by... 

A democracy or a kleptocracy? How South Africa stacks up

A democracy or a kleptocracy? How South Africa stacks up

7th February 2019 South Africans have been held spellbound by the torrent of evidence of corruption emerging from two parallel commissions of inquiry – into state... 

Weighing up the costs of treating 'lifestyle' diseases in South Africa

Weighing up the costs of treating 'lifestyle' diseases in South Africa

6th February 2019 Economic growth, accompanied by a fall in infectious diseases over the past two decades, has changed the profile of the biggest threats to the... 

Is South Africa on the cusp of a major shift in energy policy?

Is South Africa on the cusp of a major shift in energy policy?

5th February 2019 South Africans go to the polls this year. And for the first time the country’s energy future is becoming a significant subject of contestation.... 

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