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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... 

The ANC isn't ready to radically transform the South African economy

The ANC isn't ready to radically transform the South African economy

24th March 2017 There’s nothing radical about trying to fix what doesn’t work by making it work better, which is why the economic transformation discussion... 

South Africa's social grants: busting the myth about financial inclusion

South Africa's social grants: busting the myth about financial inclusion

23rd March 2017 “Financial inclusion” has hit the headlines in South Africa in the wake of a scandal over the distribution of social grants. Mounting evidence... 

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Why South Africa’s Constitution is under attack

Why South Africa’s Constitution is under attack 

20th March 2017 South Africa’s Constitution, greatly lauded around the world and the product of Nelson Mandela’s democratic transition of the mid-1990s, is under... 

 South Africa’s grants debacle: about political trickery, not separation of powers

South Africa’s grants debacle: about political trickery, not separation of powers

By: Sane Dhlamini     16th March 2017 The social grants debacle in South Africa throws up a number of questions about the country’s state of politics, governance, leadership and... 

 The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzania - from Nyerere to life under Magufuli

The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzania - from Nyerere to life under Magufuli

By: Sane Dhlamini     13th March 2017 The Arusha Declaration of 1967 is a defining document in Tanzania’s and Africa’s post colonial history. It began a process of nationalisation and... 

 South Africa’s grant scandal exposes myths about how the state should run things

South Africa’s grant scandal exposes myths about how the state should run things

By: Sane Dhlamini     10th March 2017 The social grants scandal rocking South Africa has been greeted with understandable shock. It’s also challenged two popular ideas about how... 

Ghana is 60: An African success story with tough challenges ahead

Ghana is 60: An African success story with tough challenges ahead

8th March 2017 Black Africa’s first independent nation celebrated its 60th independence anniversary this week. A pioneer in many ways, Ghana was the first country... 

South Africa needs to be creative to avoid falling off the retirement cliff

South Africa needs to be creative to avoid falling off the retirement cliff

7th March 2017 In 1881, Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of united Germany, designed the concept of “retirement”. The ideal time, he said, would be 70... 

Somali elections: How women still fight for political space in African polls

Somali elections: How women still fight for political space in African polls

6th March 2017 The recent Somali elections have been touted as the next step towards peace and stability in the beleaguered East African state. Somalia’s new... 

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