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Vital overhaul

By: Terence Creamer     2nd June 2023 One of the ironies about South Africa’s use of competitive bidding for just about all public procurement, from the purchase of office stationery to... 

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Remembering South Africa’s “Grand Geek” Barry Dwolatzky - engineer and programming pioneer

1st June 2023 To some of his former students, Professor Barry Dwolatzky was the “Grand Geek” – a name of which he was very proud. But Barry, who passed away in... 

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West African countries show how decades of working together build peace, and stop wars breaking out

1st June 2023 Africa is often portrayed as a continent ravaged by war, terrorism, poverty and political instability. But over the past five decades few violent... 

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Kenyan president William Ruto sparred with journalists over his policies. Did he get his facts right?

By: Africa Check     1st June 2023 Kenya’s new government is under pressure to deliver on its pre-election promises amid an economic crisis. Rising food prices, a weakening currency... 

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Geopolitics, technology wars and global supply chains: Implications for Africa

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st June 2023 Explore this insightful article featured in Volume 30.1 of the South African Journal of International Affairs, as it assesses the impact of... 

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Police corruption should be a focus in tackling stock theft

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st June 2023 Alleged police involvement in stock theft is leading to authorities’ failure to effectively investigate incidents and contribute to rural safety in... 

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Ghana and the IMF have struck a deal, but hard choices lie ahead

31st May 2023 In mid-May 2023 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finally approved a US$3-billion 36-month arrangement with Ghana. It immediately disbursed the... 

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South Africa has changed its electoral law, but a much more serious overhaul is needed

31st May 2023 South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed into law a change to the country’s electoral act to allow individuals to contest national... 

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The leadership we deserve

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st May 2023 It is now undeniable. The crisis of leadership in South African politics, academia, business and civil society is a failure we shoulder... 

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Tobacco use is costly, but so is quitting. Surveys of 8 African countries show who needs help

30th May 2023 Tobacco use imposes a large health and economic burden worldwide. Research estimates that, in 2019, about 8-million deaths were attributable to... 

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