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Zimbabwe beware: the military is looking after its own interests, not democracy

Zimbabwe beware: the military is looking after its own interests, not democracy 

22nd November 2017 November 2017 will go down in the history of Zimbabwe as the beginning of the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37 year tyranny. A tumultuous week finally... 

Lessons for South Africa's Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe's misfortunes

Lessons for South Africa's Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe's misfortunes

21st November 2017 President Robert Mugabe’s endgame in Zimbabwe holds various lessons for his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, as the latter too, considers his... 

What South Africa's Reserve Bank can -- and can't -- do about illicit financial flows

What South Africa's Reserve Bank can -- and can't -- do about illicit financial flows

21st November 2017 Developing nations are facing a rising wave of illicit financial flows and money laundering. In South Africa the country’s Reserve Bank is at the... 

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Options on the table as South Africa wrestles with funding higher education

Options on the table as South Africa wrestles with funding higher education

20th November 2017 A report into the feasibility of offering free higher education at South Africa’s universities has finally been released. It has been nearly two... 

How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

20th November 2017 South Africa’s unemployment rate puts it in the bottom ten countries in the world. Hunger levels are growing. It has what Berkeley geography... 

Mnangagwa and the military may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa and the military may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe

17th November 2017 The military has taken control of the national broadcaster, troops are in the streets and the president is being held in a secure environment. All... 

A military coup is afoot in Zimbabwe. What's next for the embattled nation?

A military coup is afoot in Zimbabwe. What's next for the embattled nation?

16th November 2017 Nobody is safe from the rages of Zimbabwe’s First Lady, “Dr. Amai” Grace Mugabe. There was the young South African model Grace lashed with... 

What the hijacking of South Africa's Treasury means for the economy

What the hijacking of South Africa's Treasury means for the economy

16th November 2017 South Africa has been rocked by news that President Jacob Zuma has bulldozed the country’s National Treasury to adopt a fee free higher education... 

South Africa is still way behind the curve on transforming land ownership

South Africa is still way behind the curve on transforming land ownership

14th November 2017 Land is a highly charged and politicised issue all over the world. South Africa, with its history of extreme dispossession through colonialism and... 

Zuma's allies are once again gung-ho about nuclear. Will they get their way?

Zuma's allies are once again gung-ho about nuclear. Will they get their way?

10th November 2017 South Africa’s nuclear build programme seems to be back on the agenda after earlier indications that it was dead. Recent comments by President... 

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