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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... 

What Odinga's election pullout means for Kenya's turbulent democracy

What Odinga's election pullout means for Kenya's turbulent democracy

12th October 2017 The leader of Kenya’s opposition coalition, Raila Odinga, has withdrawn from the repeat presidential election ordered by the country’s Supreme... 

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South Africa's competition body is being distracted by market inquiries

South Africa's competition body is being distracted by market inquiries

12th October 2017 It’s become common for South African politicians to blame slow economic growth in the country on private sector corruption, anti-competitive market... 

Khanya College: a South African story of decolonisation

Khanya College: a South African story of decolonisation

11th October 2017 Decolonisation and Africanisation may appear to be new ideas on South Africa’s higher education landscape. But a tertiary college established... 

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

9th October 2017 October 9 marks 55 years since Uganda’s independence in 1962. The country’s economy has seen many changes during this time, affected by periods of... 

Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma's rape trial has finally hit home

Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma's rape trial has finally hit home 

6th October 2017 In 2007, barely a year after the man who went on to become South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, was acquitted on a charge of raping a young woman... 

What Archbishop Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony

What Archbishop Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony 

5th October 2017 Archbishop Emeritus Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu’s 86th birthday on October 7 is a good occasion to reflect on the man’s contributions to South... 

Shale gas in South Africa: game-changer or damp squib?

Shale gas in South Africa: game-changer or damp squib?

5th October 2017 Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, has in the past few decades made available the gas in previously ‘tight’... 

Trump's Africa policy is still incoherent, but key signals are emerging

Trump's Africa policy is still incoherent, but key signals are emerging

4th October 2017 Africa’s leaders, along with everyone else interested in US-Africa relations, have waited eight months for US President Donald Trump’s... 

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