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South Africa will be better off if the vote to oust Zuma proves to be a damp squib

South Africa will be better off if the vote to oust Zuma proves to be a damp squib

4th August 2017 Relying on one event to change a country usually ends in tears – particularly when you pin so much on it that you endanger your future. The event... 

South African business must own up to its part in the corruption scandals

South African business must own up to its part in the corruption scandals

4th August 2017 South Africa is reeling from a string of scandals involving state owned enterprises and the Guptas, a family with close ties to President Jacob... 

South Africa should consider help from the IMF to fix its economy

South Africa should consider help from the IMF to fix its economy

1st August 2017 The prognosis that the South African economy is in dire straits is pretty obvious even to the untrained eye. The solution to the country’s present... 

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Why Kabila's bid to remain in power is bad news for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Why Kabila's bid to remain in power is bad news for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

1st August 2017 President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has barely five months to save his 17-year regime from a cataclysmic ending.... 

What's in a name? Towards genuine economic transformation in South Africa

What's in a name? Towards genuine economic transformation in South Africa

1st August 2017 While much froth and babble has accompanied the debate over “Radical Economic Transformation” in South Africa, the bottom line remains: the country... 

All bets are off as Magufuli's resource nationalism moves up a gear in Tanzania

All bets are off as Magufuli's resource nationalism moves up a gear in Tanzania

28th July 2017 The Tanzanian government has asked Acacia Mining, a subsidiary of the world’s largest gold mining company Barrick Gold, to pay approximately... 

ICC ruling on South Africa and al-Bashir: pragmatism wins the day

ICC ruling on South Africa and al-Bashir: pragmatism wins the day

27th July 2017 The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally handed down it’s highly anticipated judgment on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese... 

Political irrationality is ruining South Africa, but can still be stopped

Political irrationality is ruining South Africa, but can still be stopped

27th July 2017 In popular conceptions of what it means to be human is the universal notion that our species - homo sapiens - is essentially rational. It’s... 

A 10-point plan to accelerate orderly land reform in South Africa

A 10-point plan to accelerate orderly land reform in South Africa 

26th July 2017 A more than 365 year history of colonialism and apartheid have indelibly affected land, heritage and human rights in South Africa. Among the vast... 

Why South Africa's communists need to cut the ANC umbilical cord. Or perish

Why South Africa's communists need to cut the ANC umbilical cord. Or perish

25th July 2017 The South African Communist Party (SACP) resolved at its recent 14th Congress to contest future elections in the country independent of the African... 

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