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South African journalism's problems are bigger than ethics: they're about ethos

South African journalism's problems are bigger than ethics: they're about ethos

22nd October 2018 When the editor of the Sunday Times in South Africa, Bongani Siqoko, published an apology in the newspaper earlier this month he surely set a new... 

Why the World Bank's optimism about global poverty misses the point

Why the World Bank's optimism about global poverty misses the point

18th October 2018 The World Bank’s latest annual report on poverty and shared prosperity has an unsurprisingly positive message that only 10% of the world’s... 

Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms

Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms

18th October 2018 The curriculum is not just the “stuff” that students must learn to be knowledgeable and skilled in a particular discipline. It’s about more than... 

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Pik Botha and Namibia: ambiguities and contradictions

Pik Botha and Namibia: ambiguities and contradictions

17th October 2018 Roelof “Pik” Botha, South Africa’s foreign minister under apartheid, who has died at the age of 86, was a man of contradictions. He could, for... 

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

16th October 2018 The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to reaffirm the bond through... 

Informal economies are diverse: South African policies need to recognise this

Informal economies are diverse: South African policies need to recognise this

16th October 2018 South Africa is currently mulling over ideas and agreements that recently came out of a two-day jobs summit. The country is losing the battle... 

South Africa won't create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact

South Africa won't create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact

12th October 2018 Nearly a week has passed since South Africa’s 2018 jobs summit. The two-day gathering produced some useful agreements between the social partners:... 

South Africa's economy is in a mess. New finance minister must hit the road running

South Africa's economy is in a mess. New finance minister must hit the road running

11th October 2018 The latest reshuffling of South Africa’s finance minister, following the resignation of Nhlanhla Nene and appointment of Tito Mboweni, may have... 

Moral courage and decency irrelevant as South Africa's finance minister resigns

Moral courage and decency irrelevant as South Africa's finance minister resigns

11th October 2018 South Africa’s once-lauded, lately beleaguered Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, has had his resignation accepted by President Cyril Ramaphosa. His... 

South Africa's stimulus package shows power is finely balanced in the ANC

South Africa's stimulus package shows power is finely balanced in the ANC

10th October 2018 The economic stimulus package announced by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa shows that he and his political allies are, contrary to much... 

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