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The DRC can learn from Lumumba as its internal crisis deepens

The DRC can learn from Lumumba as its internal crisis deepens

22nd June 2017 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a vast country rich in natural resources including the world’s largest reserves of cobalt, and... 

Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending South Africa on a wild goose chase

Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending South Africa on a wild goose chase

21st June 2017 South Africa’s Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has ignited a flaring grass fire with recommendations around a R1.2bn bailout paid to a local... 

The threat to South Africa's democracy runs deeper than state capture

The threat to South Africa's democracy runs deeper than state capture

21st June 2017 A recently released report written by a group of South African social scientists, “Betrayal of the Promise”, considers the widespread capture of... 

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Corrupt state owned enterprises lie at the heart of South Africa's economic woes

Corrupt state owned enterprises lie at the heart of South Africa's economic woes

20th June 2017 The prevailing economic crisis sweeping through South Africa is a direct result of economic mismanagement largely shaped by the looting of state... 

What will decide the Kenyan election? A dose of faith, tribe and hard cash

What will decide the Kenyan election? A dose of faith, tribe and hard cash

15th June 2017 After accepting his nomination as the presidential candidate of the main opposition coalition recently, Raila Odinga likened himself to Joshua, the... 

 South Africa’s power utility: so many red flags it’s hard to know where to start

South Africa’s power utility: so many red flags it’s hard to know where to start 

14th June 2017 South Africa’s state owned enterprises have been hit by one scandal after another signalling serious political and corporate governance failures.... 

 South Africa will need a government of national healing after Zuma leaves

South Africa will need a government of national healing after Zuma leaves

13th June 2017 South Africa’s march into a democracy was greatly helped by a multiparty government of national unity established after the 1994 elections. The... 

 The battle for control of South Africa’s state isn’t just about personalities

The battle for control of South Africa’s state isn’t just about personalities

12th June 2017 It is probably no consolation to Brian Molefe, the CEO of South Africa’s power utility Eskom, that his woes are evidence that President Jacob... 

 The perversion of paleontology by apartheid’s advocates still lingers

The perversion of paleontology by apartheid’s advocates still lingers

9th June 2017 In 1925, Jan Smuts was both a prominent politician and an advocate for science. Just after the first of his two terms as prime minister of the... 

 Southern Africa has an integration plan: but it’s short of sector specifics

Southern Africa has an integration plan: but it’s short of sector specifics

8th June 2017 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has placed industrialisation at the centre of its regional integrated development plan and a... 

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