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South Africa is on a cliff edge – just as it was in 1985

South Africa is on a cliff edge – just as it was in 1985

4th April 2017 This article was first published last year as South Africa faced a possible downgrade by rating agencies Current developments in South Africa are... 

Zuma's critics within the ANC are vocal. But will they act?

Zuma's critics within the ANC are vocal. But will they act? 

3rd April 2017 There is a lot of brave talk about standing up to President Jacob Zuma after the dismissal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan amid a wider cabinet... 

South Africa has lost a key line of defence against corruption. What now?

South Africa has lost a key line of defence against corruption. What now?

3rd April 2017 South Africa’s currency and bond markets plunged after a dramatic late night announcement that South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma had fired the... 

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Firing of South Africa's finance minister puts the public purse in Zuma's hands

Firing of South Africa's finance minister puts the public purse in Zuma's hands

31st March 2017 South Africa has entered a new political chapter that promises catastrophic outcomes after President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet last night,... 

Can the relationship between Europe and Africa stand the test of time?

Can the relationship between Europe and Africa stand the test of time?

30th March 2017 The signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (EEC) 60 years ago in March 1957, came at a tumultuous time in... 

Ahmed Kathrada: a life of love and beauty after 26 years on Robben Island

Ahmed Kathrada: a life of love and beauty after 26 years on Robben Island

29th March 2017 Ahmed Kathrada, one of South Africa’s preeminent struggle stalwarts who has died at the age of 87, was best known to many as Kathy or Uncle Kathy.... 

Zille, tweeting and inanity: more reasons for white South Africans to shut up

Zille, tweeting and inanity: more reasons for white South Africans to shut up 

29th March 2017 It’s remarkable how much of a shitstorm Twitter creates when in the hands of politicians – with serious costs for the rest of us. Helen Zille,... 

South Africa: Helen Zille's folly and the simplicities of debate

South Africa: Helen Zille's folly and the simplicities of debate 

28th March 2017 It’s remarkable how a South African politician as intelligent as Helen Zille, premier of the Western Cape and former leader of the opposition... 

'White monopoly capital': an excuse to avoid South Africa's real problems

'White monopoly capital': an excuse to avoid South Africa's real problems 

28th March 2017 The call for radical economic transformation has grown louder following President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address. Accompanying these... 

Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?

Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?

27th March 2017 The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security. The cornerstone of... 

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