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Explainer: unpacking the issues around fracking in South Africa

Explainer: unpacking the issues around fracking in South Africa

14th July 2017 South Africa has been considering shale gas development in the Karoo – an arid part of the country that spans more than 400 000 square kilometres –... 

How corruption is fraying South Africa's social and economic fabric

How corruption is fraying South Africa's social and economic fabric

13th July 2017 South Africans are not happy. According to the recent Bloomberg’s Misery Index, South Africa is the second-most miserable country on earth.... 

South Africa needs a sensible debate about its Reserve Bank. Here's a start

South Africa needs a sensible debate about its Reserve Bank. Here's a start

12th July 2017 Debates on monetary policy in South Africa over the last couple of decades seem to have come from a madhouse. First, in the 1990s the country had... 

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ANC conference: governing party blew chance to regain South Africa's trust

ANC conference: governing party blew chance to regain South Africa's trust

11th July 2017 The 5th policy conference of South Africa’s governing African National Congress started on an ominous note. The party’s stalwarts had opted to stay... 

ANC policy conference shows shifting balance of power

ANC policy conference shows shifting balance of power

10th July 2017 The media reported on the national policy conference of the African National Congress (ANC) through the perspective of power struggles. This wasn’t... 

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

10th July 2017 For 24 hours rumours swirled through Zambia that President Edgar Lungu planned to initiate a state of emergency. When he finally took to the... 

ANC policy conference: deeper polarisation and a stalemate for South Africa

ANC policy conference: deeper polarisation and a stalemate for South Africa

6th July 2017 South Africa’s governing African National Congress’s previous four policy conferences have given a very good indication of what the policy... 

South Africa's problems lie in political negligence, not its Constitution

South Africa's problems lie in political negligence, not its Constitution

5th July 2017 South Africa is witnessing another wave of disillusionment with the constitutional arrangement that followed the end of apartheid in 1994. As the... 

The DRC is revisiting its mining code. Why reform is long overdue

The DRC is revisiting its mining code. Why reform is long overdue

4th July 2017 The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently announced plans to reintroduce the shelved changes to the country’s mining... 

From Mobutu to Kabila, the DRC is paying a heavy price for autocrats at its helm

From Mobutu to Kabila, the DRC is paying a heavy price for autocrats at its helm

3rd July 2017 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will mark 57 years of independence on Friday, 30 June. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Mobutu... 

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