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Tobacco use is costly, but so is quitting. Surveys of 8 African countries show who needs help

30th May 2023 Tobacco use imposes a large health and economic burden worldwide. Research estimates that, in 2019, about 8-million deaths were attributable to... 

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Nigeria should engage China for AfCFTA success

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th May 2023 Nigeria is a state party to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement but was among the last of 54 countries to sign due to... 

Western National CEO Jurgen Hellweg

Managing the emerging risks of a turbulent global and local climate should be a top priority for SA businesses

30th May 2023 The past three years have seen many South African industries buckle under the mounting pressures ushered in by a ‘black swan’ series of events. As... 

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The world should look to small businesses as the solution to sustainable growth and development in Africa

30th May 2023 Several economic analysts and financial sector experts have identified Africa as the next frontier for growth and development. Currently, the... 

Raymond Suttner

How meanings of revolutionary/emancipatory consciousness and actions need to change over time: Part two

By: Raymond Suttner     29th May 2023 As indicated in the first part of this series, the content of the notions revolutionary consciousness and activity are not static... 

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South Africa’s pact with Russia – and its actions – cast doubt on its claims of non-alignment

29th May 2023 Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 South Africa has proclaimed a policy of non-alignment in that conflict. This position was... 

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Could this round of debt dialogue push Zimbabwe to reform?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th May 2023 Zimbabwe is once again trying to engage its creditors Bretton Woods institutions and the Paris Club, in negotiating a reprieve around its debt... 


The Covid-19 TERS policy saved at least 2-million jobs – but not without some unintended results

By: Econ3x3      26th May 2023 About three years have passed since the South African government introduced the COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) in... 

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Back to square one: political infighting again stalls Lesotho reforms

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th May 2023 Last week Lesotho’s government imposed a nationwide curfew after the murder of courageous investigative journalist Ralikonelo Joki and the rising... 

Ali Conn

Dichotomy of Abundance and Scarcity: The Paradox of South African Agriculture

26th May 2023 In the verdant heartland of South Africa, a jarring paradox of two opposing food systems manifests - one burgeoning with excess, privilege, and... 

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