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ANC policy conference shows shifting balance of power

ANC policy conference shows shifting balance of power

10th July 2017 The media reported on the national policy conference of the African National Congress (ANC) through the perspective of power struggles. This wasn’t... 

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

10th July 2017 For 24 hours rumours swirled through Zambia that President Edgar Lungu planned to initiate a state of emergency. When he finally took to the... 

ANC policy conference: deeper polarisation and a stalemate for South Africa

ANC policy conference: deeper polarisation and a stalemate for South Africa

6th July 2017 South Africa’s governing African National Congress’s previous four policy conferences have given a very good indication of what the policy... 

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South Africa's problems lie in political negligence, not its Constitution

South Africa's problems lie in political negligence, not its Constitution

5th July 2017 South Africa is witnessing another wave of disillusionment with the constitutional arrangement that followed the end of apartheid in 1994. As the... 

The DRC is revisiting its mining code. Why reform is long overdue

The DRC is revisiting its mining code. Why reform is long overdue

4th July 2017 The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently announced plans to reintroduce the shelved changes to the country’s mining... 

From Mobutu to Kabila, the DRC is paying a heavy price for autocrats at its helm

From Mobutu to Kabila, the DRC is paying a heavy price for autocrats at its helm

3rd July 2017 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will mark 57 years of independence on Friday, 30 June. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Mobutu... 

Why the ANC may be stumbling closer to its most serious split yet

Why the ANC may be stumbling closer to its most serious split yet

30th June 2017 South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) enters its 2017 policy conference riven and weakened. The five-yearly national event is... 

ANC policy papers point to a party in a panic about losing power

ANC policy papers point to a party in a panic about losing power

29th June 2017 The documents released ahead of the upcoming policy conference of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) expose a panicking party... 

ANC take heed: even big brands die if they abandon their founding values

ANC take heed: even big brands die if they abandon their founding values 

28th June 2017 In 1994 the idea that the African National Congress (ANC) might lose power in South Africa was unthinkable. Now, with elections approaching in... 

Why South Africa's public protector has overstepped her mandate

Why South Africa's public protector has overstepped her mandate 

27th June 2017 South Africa’s Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, sent shock waves across the country by calling for an amendment to the South African Reserve... 

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