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Foreign nationals’ kids born in South Africa can be denied citizenship, but foreigners may work in government

By: Africa Check     1st March 2022 Is South Africa not obliged to grant citizenship to children born to foreign nationals in South Africa? That’s the claim minister of home affairs... 

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South Africa’s carbon tax rate goes up but emitters get more time to clean up

28th February 2022 Following a decade of consultation and public debates, South Africa introduced a carbon tax in June 2019. Treasury faced strong opposition,... 

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Africa a low presence in the first Indo-Pacific forum

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th February 2022 The Indo-Pacific – a relatively new concept – stretches from South Africa via the Red Sea to Russia, New Zealand and Canada. It’s not a... 

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How Russia-Ukraine conflict could influence Africa’s food supplies

25th February 2022 No man qualifies as a statesman who is entirely ignorant of the problems of wheat. 

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There’s a case for Nigeria and South Africa to cooperate on outer space activities

25th February 2022 The Nigeria-South Africa Bi-National Commission is a laudable idea. It was established in 1999 to strengthen the relationship between Nigeria and... 

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Democracy alone is no guarantee of development

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th February 2022 Until 1989, Africa was characterised by many authoritarian governments. After that, democracy took root as countries abolished military... 

Treasury must take on the task of ensuring the greatest value for money in terms of delivering on overall policy objectives.

25th February 2022 Producing a budget in a country with interest groups as divergent as ours is a difficult task. This week’s budget was a fine example of National... 

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Public paralysis

By: Terence Creamer     25th February 2022 To the outside observer, the recent debate on the importance of the private sector in creating employment must have come across as almost surreal... 

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Somalia’s elections are finally under way: five things you should know

24th February 2022 Following a series of setbacks going back more than a year, Somalia is nearly wrapping up parliamentary elections (Lower House) leading to... 

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Nigerian online publication botches Kenya’s China debt numbers, but is right about port seizure warning

By: Africa Check     24th February 2022 Ahead of Kenyan general elections set for August 2022, public debt is a concern. Some analysts predict political risk could weigh down efforts to... 

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