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Poor governance, not bad luck, is behind SA’s jobs catastrophe

15th April 2024 To address the crisis, SA needs a national government that works hard and doesn’t steal.  SA’s deepest and most fundamental crisis is the abject... 

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South Africa’s polls unlikely to result in widespread public violence

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th April 2024 South Africa’s 29 May national and provincial elections will be the hardest fought since the birth of the country’s democracy in 1994. Surveys show... 

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South Africa’s first election was saved by a Kenyan: the fascinating story of Washington Okumu, the accidental mediator

12th April 2024 What’s sometimes forgotten about the 26-29 April 1994 vote that installed the African National Congress (ANC) government in South Africa is that,... 

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Attitudinal shift

By: Terence Creamer     12th April 2024 It is estimated that about 2.5 GW of rooftop solar was installed across South Africa last year; a trend that was expected to continue at the start... 

The age of anxiety and turbulence

By: Saliem Fakir     12th April 2024 A range of statements echoed through the chambers of the Munich Security Conference recently, and etched on everyone’s face was anxiousness about... 

The Conversation

What happened to Nelson Mandela’s South Africa? A new podcast series marks 30 years of post-apartheid democracy

11th April 2024 When Nelson Mandela stood in front of the Union Buildings in Pretoria in May 1994 as South Africa’s first democratically elected president, my... 

The Conversation

South Africa is short of academic statisticians: why and what can be done

11th April 2024 Our world is awash with data. A 2019 article published by the World Economic Forum estimated that, by 2025, about 463 exabytes of data will be... 

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As Kenyan president Ruto racks up the air miles, we fact-checked his talking points on taxes and education funding

By: Africa Check     11th April 2024 Kenyan president William Ruto has been visiting foreign capitals with a message to his compatriots abroad to invest at home. Ruto’s extensive... 

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Cut VAT, trim the state and help the poor

11th April 2024 Few things undermine economic growth as profoundly as excessive taxation and ineffective government spending. This is a palpable reality in South... 

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Rwanda’s genocide could have been prevented: 3 things the international community should have done – expert

10th April 2024 As the world marks the 30th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi ethnic group in Rwanda, it is important to understand what the... 

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