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The army is being used to fight Cape Town's gangs. Why it's a bad idea

The army is being used to fight Cape Town's gangs. Why it's a bad idea

18th July 2019 Following the latest spate of murders on the notorious Cape Flats in the Cape Town, the South African government has decided to send in the army.... 

Johnny Clegg: Rebel, intellectual, musician

Johnny Clegg: Rebel, intellectual, musician

18th July 2019 Johnny Clegg died at his home in Johannesburg on Tuesday 16 July, in the care of his family. Most of us are carried on the tides of history, like... 

 Can the AU and UN find common ground on Sudan?

Can the AU and UN find common ground on Sudan?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th July 2019 Recent developments around Sudan’s transfer of political power show why a more strategic partnership between the African Union (AU) and the United... 

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South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs

South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs

17th July 2019 Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways. This has led to references to a Fourth Industrial... 

Former President Zuma and the State Capture Commission of Inquiry

Former President Zuma and the State Capture Commission of Inquiry

16th July 2019 The importance of a clear understanding of the procedural issues involved in the Zondo Commission when considering Former President Zuma’s... 

 Can the peace-trade equation stabilise the Horn?

Can the peace-trade equation stabilise the Horn?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th July 2019 The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 7 July at the African Union (AU) summit in Niamey, Niger, has created the largest... 

The threat to democracy (part two) The EFF

The threat to democracy (part two) The EFF

By: Raymond Suttner     16th July 2019 Last week the EFF crossed a threshold, in the violation of constitutional democracy, by approaching Pravin Gordhan at the speaker’s podium and... 

South Africa’s nuclear research facility -- Pelindaba -- needs to be repurposed

South Africa’s nuclear research facility -- Pelindaba -- needs to be repurposed

16th July 2019 Located 33km west of South Africa’s capital city Pretoria, the Pelindaba precinct has been home to South Africa’s official nuclear research... 

 Ethiopia’s power, security and democracy dilemma

Ethiopia’s power, security and democracy dilemma

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th July 2019 Recent assassinations of senior political and military leaders in Ethiopia sent shock waves across the country, casting another shadow over the... 

The threat to democracy (part one) – the Public Protector

The threat to democracy (part one) – the Public Protector

By: Raymond Suttner     15th July 2019 Much of the media has been dominated over recent weeks by controversy surrounding reports of the Public Protector (PP) on the conduct of President... 

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