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Remembering South Africa's catastrophe: the 1948 poll that heralded apartheid

Remembering South Africa's catastrophe: the 1948 poll that heralded apartheid

25th May 2018 In the backdrop of extensive media coverage of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel – commemorated by Palestinians as the... 

Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

24th May 2018 In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy. The aim was to phase out smaller low cost housing projects of a... 

12 years without an execution: Is Zimbabwe ready to abolish the death penalty?

12 years without an execution: Is Zimbabwe ready to abolish the death penalty?

23rd May 2018 At the end of 2017, the world watched with keen interest as President Robert Mugabe was deposed after 37 years of ruinous rule, and replaced by... 

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Small, local solutions can crack water crises: a South African case study

Small, local solutions can crack water crises: a South African case study

22nd May 2018 World attention has recently been focused on the water crisis facing the South African city of Cape Town, a metropolis of four million people.... 

South Africa's municipal electricity tariffs are hurting the economy

South Africa's municipal electricity tariffs are hurting the economy

22nd May 2018 South Africa’s machinery and equipment industries have recently come under huge pressure. Falling demand after the 2008 financial crisis and rising... 

Ramaphosa's new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough

Ramaphosa's new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough

21st May 2018 Cyril Ramaphosa’s rise to power has been greeted enthusiastically by most South Africans. Their hope is that the new president represents a... 

Growing Western Cape protests show citizens expect greater accountability

Growing Western Cape protests show citizens expect greater accountability

18th May 2018 The Western Cape, the second wealthiest province in South Africa after Gauteng, is the only one governed by the opposition Democratic Alliance... 

Democracy in peril: Burundi's referendum will cement Nkurunziza's grip on power

Democracy in peril: Burundi's referendum will cement Nkurunziza's grip on power

17th May 2018 The citizens of Burundi, the small country in Central Africa that borders Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are about to... 

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense

16th May 2018 Over the last few years reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants. At the moment, the only nuclear plant... 

How a deal with provincial strongmen is haunting South Africa's ruling party

How a deal with provincial strongmen is haunting South Africa's ruling party

16th May 2018 Last year South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) elected a new leadership which was the result of a hard boiled deal between the... 

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