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South Africa is failing to ride the digital revolution wave. What it needs to do

3rd December 2021 Workplaces are adopting new forms of advanced automation at a rate that suggests a digital revolution in the making. Digital technologies such as... 

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A false start for Africa’s free trade deal?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd December 2021 A year ago, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, wearing his African Union (AU) chairperson hat, convened a special AU summit to launch the... 

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South Africa’s foreign policy on Africa needs a revamp

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd December 2021 The Covid-19 outbreak in 2020 coincided with South Africa’s presidency of the African Union (AU). Africa’s second biggest economy successfully used... 

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The politics of inequity – Science, transparency and travel bans

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      3rd December 2021 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)... 

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Delivery deferred?

By: Terence Creamer     3rd December 2021 There was justifiable amazement last week, when several councils, including three large Gauteng metropolitan councils, were put out of the reach of... 

Some takeaways from COP26

By: Saliem Fakir     3rd December 2021 We are in what we may call slow burn and incremental shock of climate vulnerability – recent events tell a story of increased frequency of extreme... 

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The MTBPS makes a start: now we need the policies for growth

By: Econ3x3      2nd December 2021 South Africa’s national budget is one of the most redistributive in the emerging markets, but our rising debt to GDP ratio threatens future... 

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Wise macroeconomic management rises above pressure in budget policy statement

2nd December 2021 Co-ordinated campaign against the National Treasury and the cabinet to commit to greater spending fails. The medium-term budget policy statement... 

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Nigeria and South Africa have a love-hate relationship: the continent needs them closer

1st December 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa is visiting four West African countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal. The Conversation Africa’s Wale Fatade... 

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How to narrow the big divide between black and white farmers in South Africa

1st December 2021 At the dawn of democracy, few probably thought that nearly three decades on, South Africa would still be battling with the phenomenon of “two... 

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