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Ramaphosa should end the presidential merry-go-round in South Africa

Ramaphosa should end the presidential merry-go-round in South Africa

17th January 2018 The large majority of South Africans, including members of the governing African National Congress (ANC), will be glad to see the back of Jacob... 

Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town's mayor is unfair

Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town's mayor is unfair

17th January 2018 Day Zero: the dreaded day when Cape Town’s taps are expected to run dry has been moved forward to 22 April. That is, unless residents reduce usage... 

Why Zuma's free higher education plan will cripple South Africa's finances

Why Zuma's free higher education plan will cripple South Africa's finances

16th January 2018 South Africa’s fee-free higher education initiative, controversially introduced by President Jacob Zuma in the dying weeks of 2017, will plunge the... 

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Ramaphosa takes on ANC leadership role with alacrity: and clarity of intent

Ramaphosa takes on ANC leadership role with alacrity: and clarity of intent

15th January 2018 Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected President of South Africa’s governing African National Congress, made his position clear when he delivered a... 

Zimbabwe urgently needs a new land administration system

Zimbabwe urgently needs a new land administration system

15th January 2018 Zimbabwe urgently needs a new system of land administration to harness development in the agricultural sector. The country’s land use and ownership... 

New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

12th January 2018 In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus there has been renewed interested.... 

A strong opposition is the only solution to dislodging Ethiopia's ruling coalition

A strong opposition is the only solution to dislodging Ethiopia's ruling coalition

11th January 2018 The political protests that destabilised Ethiopia’s two largest regional states in 2016 have become a major test for Ethiopia’s ruling People’s... 

Is South Africa's ANC bent on radical policies? Here's why the answer is no

Is South Africa's ANC bent on radical policies? Here's why the answer is no

10th January 2018 When media cover a political party conference decision, it is best to report on the entire resolution, not just the exciting bits. This may reduce... 

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid South Africa remains stuck in whiteness

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid South Africa remains stuck in whiteness 

9th January 2018 Why is it that when the West was turning away from direct colonialism in the mid-20th century, South Africa shifted to apartheid, an intensified... 

Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe's economy

Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe's economy

8th January 2018 In his inaugural address the new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed that land reform was both historically necessary and... 

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