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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... 

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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... 

Cameroon presidential poll underscores the need for term limits

Cameroon presidential poll underscores the need for term limits

9th October 2018 The official results of Cameroon’s October 7, 2018 presidential election are due in two weeks. But they’re not expected to yield any surprises.... 

Survey shows a majority of South Africans support land reform

Survey shows a majority of South Africans support land reform

9th October 2018 Unequal access to land in South Africa continues to prevent citizens from enjoying human dignity, rights and security. The ongoing debates and... 

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for campaigns against sexual violence

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for campaigns against sexual violence

8th October 2018 Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in trying to end sexual violence during war and armed... 

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