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Latest Raymond Suttner

Coronavirus, multiple crises and the need for human solidarity

Raymond Suttner

It is well known that South Africa is experiencing a range of crises and in many cases, it seems hard for these to be surmounted. There is a heavy... 

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

Soaring deficits and debt: restoring sustainability amidst low economic growth


The debt burden of the national government has steadily increased from 27% in 2007. It is heading towards 70% in 2022/3 if this trajectory is not... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

Replicating global responses to COVID-19 may not work for Africa

Institute for Security Studies

The first case of COVID-19, now a global pandemic present in 199 countries, was reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Africa’s first confirmed... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

Ambassador Lin Songtian’s recall signals shifts ahead in China-Africa relationship

South African Institute of International Affairs

The sudden recall from South Africa of Chinese ambassador Lin Songtian was initially interpreted as being a demotion. But the contrary appears to... 

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

The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same

The Conversation

With COVID-19 infections now evident in 176 countries, the pandemic is the most significant threat to humanity since the second world war. Then, as... 

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

New ways of thinking and acting


Planning, coordination and cooperation have to become our watchwords as we seek to respond to the Covid-19 health emergency and the economic... 

Other Opinions

South African mayor incorrect about Covid-19 ‘vaccine’

Other Opinions

South Africa went into lockdown on 27 March 2020, as the government tries to control the spread of the new coronavirus.  There are now more than... 

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