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South Africans come off second best as politicians play havoc with coalitions

South Africans come off second best as politicians play havoc with coalitions

14th September 2018 For the past two years political party coalitions have become the “new normal” in South African politics. They became a key feature in 2016 after... 

South Africa won't become less violent until it's more equal

South Africa won't become less violent until it's more equal 

13th September 2018 The release of crime statistics in South Africa always triggers great angst among ordinary citizens, and obfuscation on the part of the South... 

Peace prospects are much higher in the Horn of Africa. But obstacles remain

Peace prospects are much higher in the Horn of Africa. But obstacles remain

12th September 2018 It’s just five months since Abiy Ahmed took over as Ethiopian Prime Minister yet the pace of change in the Horn of Africa has been simply... 

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To zero-rate, or not to zero-rate: why the VAT debate is more complex than it appears

To zero-rate, or not to zero-rate: why the VAT debate is more complex than it appears

7th September 2018 The one percentage point increase in South Africa’s Value Added Tax (VAT) rate, which was implemented in April this year, has raised important... 

Xenophobia in South Africa: why it's time to unsettle narratives about migrants

Xenophobia in South Africa: why it's time to unsettle narratives about migrants

6th September 2018 Foreign nationals have, yet again, been attacked, displaced and had their shops looted in South Africa. This is an unfortunate – but entirely... 

South Africa is paying a heavy price for dysfunctional local government

South Africa is paying a heavy price for dysfunctional local government

4th September 2018 South Africa’s Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, recently painted a bleak picture about the state of... 

Buthelezi's retirement won't end ethnic 'traditionalism' in South Africa

Buthelezi's retirement won't end ethnic 'traditionalism' in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th August 2018 Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi announced his retirement as president of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in late October 2017. The 90-year-old South... 

Zimbabwe: a future finely balanced between democracy and militarisation

Zimbabwe: a future finely balanced between democracy and militarisation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th August 2018 Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa’s inauguration as Zimbabwe’s second president and commander-in-chief consummated power for the main beneficiary of the... 

Trump's comment about South Africa is a reminder that race still matters

Trump's comment about South Africa is a reminder that race still matters

29th August 2018 For a brief moment last week, US President Donald Trump served a useful purpose. He reminded us how important race is as an economic and political... 

Zero rated VAT items: how South Africa is going about expanding the list

Zero rated VAT items: how South Africa is going about expanding the list

28th August 2018 South Africa is processing a new report produced by an independent panel that reviewed the current list of items exempted from Value Added Tax... 

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