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Climate crisis in Africa exposes real cause of hunger – colonial food systems that leave people more vulnerable
12th December 2022 In the waning hours of the year’s biggest climate change conference – COP27 – we learned of a deal to create a loss and damage fund. This is... →
Durban coastline: sewage polluted beaches pose threat to holiday makers and the environment
12th December 2022 Large numbers of businesses in eThekwini on South Africa’s eastern seaboard – which includes the port city of Durban – rely heavily on tourism.... →
Free trade and mobility crucial for Africa to prosper
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 12th December 2022 Regional integration is key for Africa’s prosperity. A continental economic community where goods, services and people move freely can help address... →
Janusz Walus parole: South Africa’s constitutional court was right - but failed the sensitivity test
9th December 2022 On 21 November 2022 the Constitutional Court of South Africa ordered the release on parole of Janusz Walus, the Polish national who assassinated... →
Climate change is not what South Africans see as their main problem: a survey breaks it down
9th December 2022 Climate change is a major threat to food production, and is displacing people and increasing the risks to health globally. Addressing climate... →
Will next week’s US-Africa summit revive relations?
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 9th December 2022 United States (US) President Joe Biden’s US-Africa summit next week is set to be a big ‘jamboree’. Over three days, around 42 African heads of... →
Scapegoating in South Africa: Busting the myths about immigrants
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 9th December 2022 Public officials and politicians routinely blame immigrants for a range of social and economic problems in South Africa. This reinforces negative,... →
By: Terence Creamer 9th December 2022 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has attempted to put a positive gloss on its recent attempt to sell 16 slots on its Cape and Container corridors that... →
Outer space talks are a welcome addition to the US-Africa Leaders Summit - what’s on the table
8th December 2022 US President Joe Biden is hosting the Second US-Africa Leaders Summit in mid-December 2022. The focus will be on eight areas: economic engagement;... →
What is RET and what does it want? The Radical Economic Transformation faction in South Africa explained
8th December 2022 It has been standard for some years, in any analysis of South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), to refer to the... →