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10 Apr 2017
 
 
South Africans are learning that they're not that exceptional after all
THE CONVERSATION
There was a time that South Africa looked very different to the rest of Africa. The “rainbow nation” was seen by many – including a lot of its own citizens – to be exceptional, having more in...
 
 
07 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Cult Sister
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
After matric Lesley took a gap year to the United States. Before she left, her mother, in jest or premonition, said: “Don’t get married and don’t join a cult” – but Lesley ended up in what is...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Platinum has best price improvement prospects – Major
JOBURG INDABA
Platinum has better price improvement prospects than virtually any other commodity, Cadiz Corporate Solutions mining director Peter Major said on Thursday. Speaking at a breakfast to publicise the...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
Africa can’t get counter-terrorism wrong again
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
By any measure, Africa’s fight against terrorism has been a failure. Since it launched the fight in earnest nearly three decades ago in 1992, in the aftermath of a wave of violence from Islamist...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
Africa offers a point of cooperation for Xi and Trump
THE CONVERSATION
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time at Trump’s opulent Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida in early April. There’s no indication yet that they will...
 
 
SA’s ruling party on dealing with a divided continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And South Africa –...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Empathise, dammit! [[[or damn it!]]]
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Much has been written about the incomprehension of the liberal-left over their countrymen's support of Donald Trump. They have been accused of being smug and knowing. The championing of identity...
 
 
13 Mar 2017
 
NUMSA: NUMSA responds to the Zambian High Commissioner
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) re-iterates its support for media workers and journalists in Zambia and condemns the rapid decline into tyranny in that country. As NUMSA...
 
 
09 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Impact of Africa on South Africa’s economic performance ‘underestimated’ – IMF
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is currently the main destination for South African exports and its influence on the economic performance of South Africa is being “underestimated by many commentators”,...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
DHET: Blade Nzimande: Address by Minister of Higher Education and Training, during the inauguration of Former President Thabo Mbeki as the Chancellor of the Unisa, ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Pretoria (27/02/2017)
Topics
It is a great honour for me to present the congratulatory message on this occasion inaugurating former President of South Africa, Dr Thabo Mbeki, as the Chancellor of the University of South Africa.
 
 
Trump keeps Africa guessing
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Like most parts of the world, Africa is still waiting, anxiously, for United States (US) President Donald Trump to articulate his policy for the continent. More than a month after his inauguration,...
 
 
It's 'stupid' for Zimbabweans to look for jobs in US – Mugabe
POLITICS
President Robert Mugabe, 93, has reportedly poked fun at "stupid" Zimbabweans who continued to leave the country for "greener pastures" in the US, only to come back home "empty handed" and...
 
 
27 Feb 2017
 
Froneman shows off Sibanye in US as Stillwater deal advances
GOLD AND PLATINUM
Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman on Monday showed off the low-cost performance of this gold and platinum-mining company to a top-level audience in America at a time when the South African company’s...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
Analysts acclaim Glencore’s performance as good fundamentals return
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Commodity market fundamentals are improving against a backdrop of better than expected demand and limited, if any, inventory build through the trough of the cycle, diversified mining and marketing...
 
 
Trump and Africa: Making China great again
SAIIA
If the first two months are anything to go by, 2017 will be an unusual year for Africa as two of its largest trading partners – China and America – are undergoing major political and economic...
 
 
 
                       
 
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