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Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

30th July 2020 The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic. Research has shown that... 

We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheid

We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheid

30th July 2020 It has been 30 years since Nelson Mandela was released from prison and South Africa began to dismantle apartheid, the official system of racial... 

The IMF's $4bn loan for South Africa: the pros, cons and potential pitfalls

The IMF's $4bn loan for South Africa: the pros, cons and potential pitfalls

29th July 2020 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a R70-billion (US$4.3-billion) loan for South Africa to help the country manage the immediate... 

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Why African countries are reluctant to take up COVID-19 debt relief

Why African countries are reluctant to take up COVID-19 debt relief

29th July 2020 A debt service relief package has been approved by some of the world’s biggest lenders for more than 25 African countries. The arrangement includes... 

Youth to remain a focus on the UN Security Council

Youth to remain a focus on the UN Security Council

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th July 2020 On 14 July the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted its third resolution on youth, peace and security. This was a welcome step in... 

South Africans should accept that the IMF is neither their worst enemy nor their saviour

South Africans should accept that the IMF is neither their worst enemy nor their saviour

28th July 2020 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $4.3-billion for South Africa. The money would come from a facility that provides financing to... 

 South Africa should end its trade and use of torture equipment

South Africa should end its trade and use of torture equipment

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th July 2020 South African companies are manufacturing and trading products identified by the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) as having no... 

 IRR welcomes IMF 'putting South Africa govt on notice' about policies

IRR welcomes IMF 'putting South Africa govt on notice' about policies

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th July 2020 The South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) said on Tuesday it welcomed the "unambiguous" message from the International Monetary Fund... 

South Africa faces mass hunger if efforts to offset impact of Covid-19 are eased

South Africa faces mass hunger if efforts to offset impact of Covid-19 are eased

27th July 2020 When South Africa entered a hard lockdown on 27 March, the government was globally recognised for taking tough steps to “flatten the curve” and... 

Refocusing the Africa-EU strategy

Refocusing the Africa-EU strategy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th July 2020 Two key partnerships will be negotiated in 2020 between the European Union (EU) and Africa, making this a crucial year for both continents. One is... 

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