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06 Apr 2017
 
 
Gordhan’s firing – why did it happen and what will happen next?
INSTITUTE FOR RACE RELATIONS
What explains the allegedly irrational decisions taken by the South African government over recent days? Two explanations suggest themselves. The first is that the decisions were not irrational,...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
Rest in power, Miriam Tlali: author, enemy of apartheid and feminist
THE CONVERSATION
Renowned South African author Miriam Masoli Tlali passed away on February 24 2017, aged 83. Born November 11 1933 in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Tlali was the first black South African woman to...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
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,...
 
 
Is it so bad in Nigeria’s north-east that almost all children under 5 have died?
AFRICA CHECK
The terror group Boko Haram has put Nigeria on the world map for the wrong reasons. The group’s atrocities range from the abduction of 200 school girls in Chibok in 2014 to suicide bombings and the...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Trump vs Africa: how the continent can counter destructive policies
THE CONVERSATION
Every four years the CIA’s National Intelligence Council (NIC) provides the incoming president and his administration with an assessment of the most powerful global forces likely to affect foreign...
 
 
12 Sep 2016
 
 
 
What Belongs to You
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher walks down a staircase beneath Sofia's National Palace of Culture, looking for sex. Among the stalls of a public bathroom he encounters...
 
 
05 Jul 2016
 
 
 
Enabling a Dictator – The United States and Chad’s Hissène Habré 1982-1990 (July 2016)
RECOMMENDATION
n July 20, 2015, the trial of the former president of Chad, Hissène Habré—facing charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes—began before the Extraordinary African Chambers in the...
 
 
01 Jul 2016
 
Are Liberian girls more likely to be wives than literate?
AFRICA CHECK
“This is education in Liberia,” Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist Tina Rosenberg wrote in The New York Times recently. “A girl is more likely to be married by 18 than to know how to read.”
 
 
20 Jun 2016
 
 
 
Sigh, the Beloved Country
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Sigh, the Beloved Country is a saucy stew of literary performance that showcases essays, memoirs, the interview as an art form, profile as a form of theatrical set-piece, travelogues, political...
 
 
09 Jun 2016
 
Are there 30 service delivery protests a day in South Africa?
AFRICA CHECK
The destruction of shacks in Hammanskraal and burning of schools in Vuwani have once more focused South Africa’s attention on so-called “service delivery protests”. Most recently, the South African...
 
 
04 May 2016
 
Data key to unlocking Africa's development prospects
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The global boom in information and communication technologies (ICTs) brought with it a paradigm shift in our ability to collect and analyse data. In keeping with these trends, the Millennium...
 
 
22 Apr 2016
 
 
 
Southern Africa is hobbled by the language and legacy of its histories
THE CONVERSATION
One of the many intriguing ideas of the Austrian philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, was this: the limits of my language means the limits of my world. Does this explain the failure to see the...
 
 
20 Apr 2016
 
The balancing act of patentability
KISCH IP
Sections 25(2) and (3) of the Patents Act 57 of 1978 explained. Patented inventions can be very lucrative and the importance of the role that patents play in commerce is ever increasing. Referring...
 
 
04 Apr 2016
 
It's time for Zuma to step down - New York Times editorial
POLITICS
The New York Times has added its voice to calls for President Jacob Zuma to be removed from office. The influential American newspaper published an editorial stating it was time for Zuma to step...
 
 
26 Feb 2016
 
SA: Michael Masutha: Address by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, at the 9th International Meeting of Ministers of Justice, Rome, Italy (22/02/2016)
Topics
South Africa would like to express its gratitude for having been invited by the Community of Sant’Egidio to this international meeting of leaders dedicated to the abolition of capital punishment....
 
 
 
                       
 
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