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Political and trend analyst JP Landman

The new kid on the block

10th April 2024 The party with most media coverage is, of course, Mr Zuma’s uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party. Mr Zuma was the number 1 candidate on that party’s list,... 

Institute for Security Studies

Kidnappings in Chad could spark a regional security crisis

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th April 2024 Kidnappers have terrorised Chad’s southern Mayo-Kebbi West and Logone Oriental provinces for over two decades. Between 2020 and 2023, the number of... 

CDE executive director Ann Bernstein

Governing party’s election jobs promise stunningly inadequate

8th April 2024 The ruling party is promising 3.5-million “work opportunities” in its election manifesto – primarily government funded jobs consisting of... 

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South Africa’s crucial water supplies from Lesotho: what the six-month shutdown means for industry, farming and residents 

8th April 2024 The main water supply to South Africa’s economic hub, greater Johannesburg in the Gauteng province, and to the country’s breadbasket in the Free... 

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Eswatini’s democratic reform process in jeopardy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th April 2024 Fifteen months after the murder of political activist Thulani Maseko, the political reform movement he ably led also seems to have died. If it were... 

Africa Check

Has Lagos governor made the city one of the world's most liveable? Five claims about Nigeria's business capital fact-checked

By: Africa Check     8th April 2024 Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu discussed the challenges of governing the state while defending his record since assuming office in 2019.... 

The Conversation

South Africa’s conservation model: why expanding the use of biodiversity to generate money is a good idea

5th April 2024 South Africa’s government is calling for public comments on an updated version of its existing biodiversity economy plan. The National Biodiversity... 

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Abandon ship: uncrewed vessels threaten Africa’s maritime security

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th April 2024 As technology advances, African states must prepare for the crewless future of naval threats. Maritime drone deployment in offensive operations in... 

South African Institute of International Affairs

Strengthening Africa’s Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems Through Enhanced Policy Coherence and Coordinated Action

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      5th April 2024 In response to these vulnerabilities and impacts, it is essential that African countries develop adaptation and resilience building strategies to... 

Terence Creamer

Out of step

By: Terence Creamer     5th April 2024 Following wholly inadequate public consultations, stakeholders have submitted their written comments on the Department of Mineral Resources and... 

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