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Private security in Africa: time to regulate the bad and harness the good

Private security in Africa: time to regulate the bad and harness the good

By: News24Wire      27th October 2017 A familiar scene plays itself out daily whenever I visit my local 24-hour convenience store in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Despite the early... 

Gigaba lays bare South Africa's economic woes: will it be enough to trigger change?

Gigaba lays bare South Africa's economic woes: will it be enough to trigger change?

26th October 2017 Wittingly or unwittingly, South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s medium term budget policy statement places him – and champions of the... 

Latest budget underscores desperate state of South Africa's finances

Latest budget underscores desperate state of South Africa's finances

26th October 2017 South Africa’s 2017 medium-term budget policy statement represents a watershed moment in the post-apartheid economic and fiscal position. The best... 

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Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador – what went wrong?

Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador – what went wrong?

25th October 2017 At an international conference on non-communicable diseases, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organisation director general, recently... 

South Africa's police: at times proud, at times shamed by the work they do

South Africa's police: at times proud, at times shamed by the work they do

25th October 2017 Police officers are central to modern states and societies, including South Africa. But contrary to popular belief, the standard model of policing... 

Returning migrants to The Gambia: the political, social and economic costs

Returning migrants to The Gambia: the political, social and economic costs

24th October 2017 Hardly a day goes by without a discussion on the migrants (including refugees) who have entered Europe in large numbers since 2015. Under the... 

What's at stake in South Africa's new finance minister's first budget

What's at stake in South Africa's new finance minister's first budget

19th October 2017 There’s a great deal hanging on South Africa’s 2017 medium term budget policy statement. Three factors are at play: there is political turmoil... 

Ahmed Timol inquest: why uncovering apartheid crimes remains so important

Ahmed Timol inquest: why uncovering apartheid crimes remains so important

18th October 2017 The recent, reopened inquest into the death of teacher and anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, was different in many ways from a traditional... 

Using the South African army to fight crime is a bad idea: here's why

Using the South African army to fight crime is a bad idea: here's why

17th October 2017 South Africa’s police minister, Fikile Mbalula, has stirred controversy by calling for the involvement of the country’s military in fighting crime.... 

President Zuma loses bid to dodge 783 charges. But will he have the last laugh?

President Zuma loses bid to dodge 783 charges. But will he have the last laugh?

16th October 2017 South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed President Jacob Zuma’s and the National Prosecuting Authority’s appeal against an earlier... 

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