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Those who brought Zuma to power shouldn't be forgotten, or forgiven

Those who brought Zuma to power shouldn't be forgotten, or forgiven 

25th August 2017 It is now a matter of record – rather than an issue for serious debate – that the presidency of Jacob Zuma has been an unmitigated disaster for... 

Has South Africa’s labour movement become a middle class movement?

Has South Africa’s labour movement become a middle class movement?

24th August 2017 Do South African trade unions still represent the working class? The South African labour landscape has undergone massive changes in the past few... 

Explainer: Grace Mugabe and the intricacies of diplomatic immunity

Explainer: Grace Mugabe and the intricacies of diplomatic immunity

23rd August 2017 Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, has been granted diplomatic immunity and allowed to leave South Africa after allegedly attacking and injuring... 

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Grace Mugabe: why diplomatic immunity isn’t always an ‘out of jail’ ticket

Grace Mugabe: why diplomatic immunity isn’t always an ‘out of jail’ ticket 

22nd August 2017 Grace Mugabe, the wife of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, is accused of assaulting a young woman while on a visit to South Africa. A week... 

Elections are only part of the story in Kenya's history of post-poll violence

Elections are only part of the story in Kenya's history of post-poll violence

21st August 2017 Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance are contesting the country’s general election results in the Supreme Court.... 

Resilience has become a way of life in Sierra Leone, now mourning hundreds lost in mudslide

Resilience has become a way of life in Sierra Leone, now mourning hundreds lost in mudslide

21st August 2017 A nation “once again… gripped by grief”. This was how Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone, described the effects of the mudslide that... 

What the lack of accountability for Marikana says about Zuma's government

What the lack of accountability for Marikana says about Zuma's government

17th August 2017 Five years ago this week 44 people were killed in the course of an industrial dispute at a platinum mine in South Africa’s North West Province... 

The danger of supplementing aid to Africa with weapons

The danger of supplementing aid to Africa with weapons

15th August 2017 During the recent G-20 meeting in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel floated the idea that African countries should be given weapons as part of... 

Why title deeds aren't the solution to South Africa's land tenure problem

Why title deeds aren't the solution to South Africa's land tenure problem

15th August 2017 The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of... 

Zuma no confidence vote: the ANC is the loser, whatever happens

Zuma no confidence vote: the ANC is the loser, whatever happens

8th August 2017 South Africa’s governing African National Congress has got itself into one hell of a pickle. The National Assembly is due to debate an opposition... 

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