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Energy: what has changed

Energy: what has changed

1st October 2020 A mountain of debt and load-shedding. These are the two things at Eskom that concern South Africans’ most. In March we wrote about energy and Eskom... 

The Covid-19 crisis has amplified spatial inequalities

The Covid-19 crisis has amplified spatial inequalities

By: Econ3x3      1st October 2020 The economic and social crisis induced by Covid-19 is unfolding in different ways across the country. New evidence from the NIDS-CRAM survey... 

 Is BRICS past its sell-by date?

Is BRICS past its sell-by date?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st October 2020 The demise of the BRICS based on its apparent incoherence has long been predicted by pundits. But as Mark Twain observed about reports of his death... 

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 Does Egypt need to go nuclear?

Does Egypt need to go nuclear?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st October 2020 Egypt's venture into nuclear power has been planned from the top down, with environmental groups and rights organisations expressing reservations,... 

 China holds all the cards as pandemic pushes African countries to default on loans

China holds all the cards as pandemic pushes African countries to default on loans

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st October 2020 Governments on the continent may be forced to cede control of key assets as Beijing swops debt for equity. Covid-19 is acting as a kind of X-ray,... 

South Africa mulls future of its military to make it fit-for-purpose

South Africa mulls future of its military to make it fit-for-purpose

30th September 2020 South Africa’s parliament has opened discussions about how to redesign the country’s lumbering military to make it fit-for-purpose for the 21st... 

How social security could make life better in South Africa after COVID-19

How social security could make life better in South Africa after COVID-19

30th September 2020 The national state of disaster declared by the South African government on 15 March 2020 was a direct response to COVID-19. But that response... 

 Economic growth or civil liberties: the choice facing Tanzanian voters

Economic growth or civil liberties: the choice facing Tanzanian voters

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th September 2020 Tanzanians vote in a month’s time for a president and parliamentarians for both the mainland and Zanzibar. Under the shadow of COVID-19, they will... 

Government’s good intentions for informal sector have fallen by the wayside

Government’s good intentions for informal sector have fallen by the wayside

29th September 2020 As the latest devastating GDP numbers have shown, Covid-19, the nationwide lockdown and a dizzying assortment of regulations, many of which defied... 

How changing vaccine schedules can save costs and lives: findings from South Africa

How changing vaccine schedules can save costs and lives: findings from South Africa

29th September 2020 In 2005, before most low- and middle-income countries started vaccinating children routinely for pneumococcal disease, it caused approximately... 

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