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Aziz Pahad: the unassuming South African diplomat who skilfully mediated crises in Africa, and beyond

2nd October 2023 Aziz Goolam Pahad, who has died at the age of 82, was a South African anti-apartheid activist, politician and deputy minister of foreign affairs in... 

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South Africa has one of the strongest navies in Africa: its strengths and weaknesses

2nd October 2023 The deaths of three members of the South African Navy (SA Navy) on 20 September 2023, when a freak wave swept them off the deck of the submarine... 

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Going nowhere slowly at the UN General Assembly’s annual debate

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th September 2023 The general debate at the recent United Nations General Assembly’s 78th session concluded in much the same way as the many that preceded it – with... 

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Africa Check

Declining unemployment figures in South Africa are good news, but context, as always, matters

By: Africa Check     29th September 2023 With national elections approaching in 2024, South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), is keen to promote its record. It... 

Chairperson of the Masakona CPA shares that skills will make a difference to the status quo in land reform

Chairperson of the Masakona CPA shares that skills will make a difference to the status quo in land reform

29th September 2023 Land reform: South Africa – 28 September 2023: It is estimated that around 70% of restituted land in South Africa is less productive, in part... 

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Solutions vs problems

By: Terence Creamer     29th September 2023 There are many differences between Australia and South Africa, and these should not be dismissed or diminished. However, there are also several... 

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What does evidence-based policing offer South Africa?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th September 2023 Four months into the rollout of the Crime Prevention Wardens in South Africa’s Gauteng province, media reports suggest they may be doing more harm... 

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Anti-gay laws: Africa’s human rights regression

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th September 2023 In most of Africa – 33 out of 55 countries – homosexuality is a crime punishable by imprisonment. This year alone, six states (Kenya, Ghana,... 

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Local is lekker, but government’s overreliance on localisation is a potential disaster waiting to happen

28th September 2023 Research by the Reserve Bank shows that government spending on localisation has for some time now contributed nothing to economic growth.... 

Stephen Marais

Stephen Marais’ memoir raises questions and choices beyond the Struggle 

By: Raymond Suttner     27th September 2023 The true confessions of an unrehabilitated terrorist.  Anecdotes and Antidotes by Stephen Johannes Marais The genre of prison literature is now... 

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