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Latest Raymond Suttner

Danger signals as SABC victimises Head of News Division, Phathiswa Magopeni

Raymond Suttner

A scandal is unfolding in the SABC, apparently aimed at reversing significant steps to have the corporation fulfil its mandate as a public... 

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Wither Parliament - Politics 360 with Ebrahim Fakir

Politics 360 - Ebrahim Fakir

South Africa’s matrix of institutions and their effectiveness, hangs in the balance. After salacious detail about malevolent and corrupt State... 

Latest Econ3x3

The politics of economic change


The political settlement forged around South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy created the conditions for a corporate restructuring... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

No easy answers to Lake Chad Basin’s security dilemmas

Institute for Security Studies

It has been two decades since Mohammed Yusuf founded the group that became known as Boko Haram, and over a decade since its violent attacks reached... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

The politics of inequity – Science, transparency and travel bans

South African Institute of International Affairs

On the 25th November, scarcely hours after the South African minister of health had held a press briefing to announce that a new variant (Omicron)... 

Latest Real Economy

Urgent solution needed


A year can feel extremely long when events run away from you, but awfully short if one is trying to implement a turnaround. 2021 is a case in point. 

Latest Saliem Fakir

The Just Energy Transition Transaction in South Africa


Sometimes the ‘impossible’ seems far-fetched and unrealistic, but it can be on the cusp of happening, even if it still has some journey to cover.... 

Latest The Conversation

South African farming: new policy offers promise, but there’s fixing to be done too

The Conversation

For most agricultural subsectors, South Africa is emerging from one of the best years. The 2020/21 season saw bumper harvests for grains, oilseeds... 

Other Opinions

We need to collect rainwater now

Other Opinions

We might take it for granted, but water is one of the most precious and scarce natural resource on our planet. Awareness has been on the rise with... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

The Health of the People Must be the Supreme Law

Political Insight - Aubrey Matshiqi

Cicero, the highly gifted orator and lawyer - he of the heydays of the Roman Empire, once argued that the health of the people, the health of... 

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