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Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it 

11th December 2018 As the entrails of the era under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to... 

South Africa needs to refresh how it manages by-products from mining

South Africa needs to refresh how it manages by-products from mining

6th December 2018 To extract minerals from host rocks, mines grind down rock into fine sand. Once the mineral is extracted, most of this fine sand remains as a... 

Why under valuing families is a problem for South Africa's economy

Why under valuing families is a problem for South Africa's economy

3rd December 2018 A country’s wealth goes hand in hand with its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is the market value of goods and services over a defined period... 

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South African taxpayers can't keep bailing out broken airline

South African taxpayers can't keep bailing out broken airline

30th November 2018 R21-billion: that’s how much South Africa’s beleaguered national carrier, South African Airways (SAA), says it needs to keep running. SAA has... 

Concerns over Eritrea's role in efforts by Africa and EU to manage refugees

Concerns over Eritrea's role in efforts by Africa and EU to manage refugees

29th November 2018 Early in 2019 the Eritrean government will take over the chair of the key Africa and European Union (EU) forum dealing with African migration,... 

Weighing up South Africa's family policy: what does and doesn't work

Weighing up South Africa's family policy: what does and doesn't work

28th November 2018 South Africa is one of a small number of developing countries that’s formulated a national policy focused on families. A family policy, broadly... 

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa

27th November 2018 South Africa’s Constitution protects everyone’s right to access adequate housing. This principle was spelled out in law when the Court issued a... 

Is South Africa's Constitutional Court protecting democracy?

Is South Africa's Constitutional Court protecting democracy?

27th November 2018 A recent decision by South Africa’s Constitutional Court on the right to peaceful protest has drawn renewed attention to its role in safeguarding... 

Study sheds light on scourge of

Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa

22nd November 2018 Concerns about “fake news” have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent years.... 

Children in Africa struggle to get justice. Here's how to improve their access

Children in Africa struggle to get justice. Here's how to improve their access

21st November 2018 Millions of children throughout Africa don’t have access to justice that’s needed to realise their rights. Simply put, they don’t receive the... 

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