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By: Terence Creamer     29th April 2022 Dear valued reader, Those of you who receive the physical Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine will no doubt have noticed already that we have... 

SA too corrupt to feed the rights of children

SA too corrupt to feed the rights of children

28th April 2022 As we celebrate Freedom Month in South Africa, we celebrate our liberation from the yoke of apartheid and colonialism, and we celebrate our... 

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Popular power, insurrectionism and their legacies

By: Raymond Suttner     28th April 2022 Both popular power and insurrectionism were important, albeit controversial components of the ANC-led struggle against apartheid. Both have some... 

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The Criminal Law and Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

26th April 2022 1. Introduction The South African Law Reform Commission(SALRC)1 is presently considering submissions as to whether or not certain acts of domestic... 

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Rwanda–UK deal degrades refugee conventions and Africa’s approach

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th April 2022 On 14 April, United Kingdom (UK) Home Secretary Priti Patel and Rwanda Foreign Affairs Minister Vincent Biruta signed a deal to send asylum seekers... 

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New SA police chief’s main test is winning public trust

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th April 2022 South Africa’s new national commissioner of police, General Fannie Masemola is by all accounts a competent career professional. When he took office... 

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Tshisekedi does a dodgy deal with Gertler

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th April 2022 Many clues about what the enigmatic President Félix Tshisekedi is really about seem hidden in the secret deal his government signed on 24 February... 

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Green policies are in place for South Africa’s major port city: but a key piece is missing

22nd April 2022 The floods of April 2022 in the South African city of Durban (eThekwini municipality) placed the spotlight on the management of urban areas and... 

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Early warnings for floods in South Africa: engineering for future climate change

22nd April 2022 Severe weather, rain and flooding are at the forefront of the minds of many South Africans, especially those in KwaZulu-Natal. Early last week... 

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Is Somali piracy finally under control?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd April 2022 Piracy off the coast of Somalia has long captivated the attention of the media and governments. But the expiry of the United Nations Security... 

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