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Latest Raymond Suttner

Marking June 16 this year

Raymond Suttner

Visiting any mall or reading advertising inserts in South African newspapers or emails from various commercial outlets, one learns that June 16 is... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

The people have spoken – Aubrey Matshiqi

Political Insight - Aubrey Matshiqi

In its strategy and tactics documents, the African National Congress (ANC) talks about ‘the people’ as the key motive force of what the ruling... 

Latest Econ3x3

The informal economy: Is policy based on correct assumptions?


We analyse the emphasis in informal-sector and informal-economy policy, highlighting who runs the risk of being missed. We then interrogate... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

Threat of new designer drugs for Southern Africa

Institute for Security Studies

Designer drugs are among the fastest-growing and most versatile substances in the global illicit drugs economy. Known as ‘new psychoactive... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

Free trade area finally comes to Africa

South African Institute of International Affairs

May 30 was a particularly significant day for Africa. While global trends move from integration towards heightened protectionism, African countries... 

Latest Sydney Majoko

Govt moving to accelerate measures to boost township economy


One of the most frustrating realities of government operations is the red tape that entrepreneurs experience when they seek assistance. The slow... 

Latest Saliem Fakir

Enviro rights entail more than just the environment


It is important to review where we have come from over the past 20 years and how much has been achieved in that time. South Africa's Constitution... 

Latest The Conversation

Why 'pro-poor' policies on their own won't shift inequality in South Africa

The Conversation

Sociologist Goran Therborn has probably influenced the study of inequality more than any other scholar in recent years. Invited to locate... 

Latest CCRED

Quarterly Competition Review


In the developing world, disease and poverty are interdependent making access to essential medicines at affordable prices even more critical. 80%... 

Latest Real Economy

Seize the opportunity


In early May, South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi surprised many when he described the transition... 

Other Opinions

Kenya’s 2019 budget speech: do finance minister’s numbers add up?

Other Opinions

On 13 June 2019 Kenya’s finance minister Henry Rotich announced his budget for the 2019/20 financial year, which starts on 1 July. Rotich said the... 

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