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Can Mandela’s Principles Still Guide Us Today? Reflections 10 Years After His Death

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      8th December 2023 Nelson Mandela was a complex man defined by his principled commitment to justice, equality, fairness and freedom, but also by his pragmatism and a... 

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No love, but some sympathy

By: Terence Creamer     8th December 2023 There is not much love for ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA). The near-monopoly business is seen as over-protected, and under responsive by many of... 

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COP28: South Africa pioneered plans to transition to renewable energy – what went wrong

7th December 2023 South Africa’s experience in piloting a new type of climate finance vehicle can inform debates about how to fund a just transition from fossil... 

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Water crisis in South Africa: damning report finds 46% contamination, 67% of treatment works near to breaking down

7th December 2023 A new report by South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation paints a grim picture of the quality of the country’s drinking water, and its... 

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Africa must stand together to end Ethiopia's conflict

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th December 2023 Ethiopia's Amhara region has been the epicentre of political violence and armed conflict, with Fano ethnic militias clashing with the federal... 

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Can Chad’s constitutional referendum still be saved?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th December 2023 Following President Idriss Déby Itno’s death in May 2021, Chad entered a transition led by his son, General Mahamat Idriss Déby. The transition... 

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Getting climate funds to conflict zones – a case for working with armed groups and local communities

6th December 2023 Conflict-ridden and fragile countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change and least prepared to deal with it. They are largely excluded... 

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Tackling climate change can improve public health in Africa – new report highlights how

6th December 2023 African countries can simultaneously address climate change and improve public health by reducing air pollution. In many cases these actions also... 

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African countries lost control to foreign mining companies – the 3 steps that allowed this to happen

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th December 2023 Within a few years of independence, African governments asserted sovereignty over their metal and mineral resources. Prior to this, the resources... 

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Nine out of 10 South African criminals reoffend, while in Finland it’s 1 in 3. This is why

6th December 2023 A very large percentage of South Africans who are released from prison end up being rearrested and being convicted for crimes again. The country... 

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