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Remembering South Africa’s “Grand Geek” Barry Dwolatzky - engineer and programming pioneer
Updated 5 hours ago To some of his former students, Professor Barry Dwolatzky was the “Grand Geek” – a name of which he was very proud. But Barry, who passed away in... →
West African countries show how decades of working together build peace, and stop wars breaking out
Updated 5 hours ago Africa is often portrayed as a continent ravaged by war, terrorism, poverty and political instability. But over the past five decades few violent... →
Kenyan president William Ruto sparred with journalists over his policies. Did he get his facts right?
By: Africa Check Updated 6 hours ago Kenya’s new government is under pressure to deliver on its pre-election promises amid an economic crisis. Rising food prices, a weakening currency... →
Geopolitics, technology wars and global supply chains: Implications for Africa
By: South African Institute of International Affairs Updated 6 hours ago Explore this insightful article featured in Volume 30.1 of the South African Journal of International Affairs, as it assesses the impact of... →
Police corruption should be a focus in tackling stock theft
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies Updated 6 hours ago Alleged police involvement in stock theft is leading to authorities’ failure to effectively investigate incidents and contribute to rural safety in... →
Ghana and the IMF have struck a deal, but hard choices lie ahead
31st May 2023 In mid-May 2023 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finally approved a US$3-billion 36-month arrangement with Ghana. It immediately disbursed the... →
South Africa has changed its electoral law, but a much more serious overhaul is needed
31st May 2023 South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed into law a change to the country’s electoral act to allow individuals to contest national... →
The leadership we deserve
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 31st May 2023 It is now undeniable. The crisis of leadership in South African politics, academia, business and civil society is a failure we shoulder... →
Tobacco use is costly, but so is quitting. Surveys of 8 African countries show who needs help
30th May 2023 Tobacco use imposes a large health and economic burden worldwide. Research estimates that, in 2019, about 8-million deaths were attributable to... →
Nigeria should engage China for AfCFTA success
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 30th May 2023 Nigeria is a state party to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement but was among the last of 54 countries to sign due to... →