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Ramaphoria 2.0?

Ramaphoria 2.0?

By: Terence Creamer     21st June 2019 June started disastrously and only got worse as the days passed. The month began with some unbearable passing of the political buck over who was to... 

Education in South Africa: hits and misses over the past 25 years

Education in South Africa: hits and misses over the past 25 years

20th June 2019 State of the Nation addresses are delivered at the start of South Africa’s parliamentary year. They focus on the current political and... 

 Solving South Africa’s violent and costly Zama Zama problem

Solving South Africa’s violent and costly Zama Zama problem

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th June 2019 Around 30 000 illegal miners work in and around thousands of disused and active mines across South Africa. These illegal miners – known as Zama... 

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 Kenya must do more than just find the money

Kenya must do more than just find the money

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th June 2019 Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has maintained a tough stance on the fight against corruption, setting no limits on a campaign to recover the... 

Politics By Insult

Politics By Insult

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th June 2019 Recent judgments and current court cases involving Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF, are helping to clarify the acceptable limits of political... 

Why 'pro-poor' policies on their own won't shift inequality in South Africa

Why 'pro-poor' policies on their own won't shift inequality in South Africa 

18th June 2019 Sociologist Goran Therborn has probably influenced the study of inequality more than any other scholar in recent years. Invited to locate... 

 Threat of new designer drugs for Southern Africa

Threat of new designer drugs for Southern Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th June 2019 Designer drugs are among the fastest-growing and most versatile substances in the global illicit drugs economy. Known as ‘new psychoactive... 

Kenya’s 2019 budget speech: do finance minister’s numbers add up?

Kenya’s 2019 budget speech: do finance minister’s numbers add up?

By: Africa Check     18th June 2019 On 13 June 2019 Kenya’s finance minister Henry Rotich announced his budget for the 2019/20 financial year, which starts on 1 July. Rotich said the... 

Marking June 16 this year

Marking June 16 this year

By: Raymond Suttner     18th June 2019 Visiting any mall or reading advertising inserts in South African newspapers or emails from various commercial outlets, one learns that June 16 is... 

 Is speaking truth to Swazi royal power bringing slow change?

Is speaking truth to Swazi royal power bringing slow change?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th June 2019 Little news emerges from Eswatini, the tiny monarchy landlocked by South Africa and Mozambique, except lurid stories about the latest shenanigans... 

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