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How values, interests and power must shape South Africa's foreign policy

How values, interests and power must shape South Africa's foreign policy

26th November 2020 The COVID-19 crisis is one of many indicators that we live in dangerous and uncertain times. Others include the international community’s struggle... 

Letter to Mahlamba Ndlopfu – Bhekisisa Mncube

Letter to Mahlamba Ndlopfu – Bhekisisa Mncube

20th November 2020 MR President, let's separate the wheat from the chaff on the SABC's ongoing on-and-off retrenchment saga. I haven't interacted with the SABC... 

15-million ‘undocumented foreigners’ in South Africa? Herman Mashaba wrong again

15-million ‘undocumented foreigners’ in South Africa? Herman Mashaba wrong again

By: Africa Check     20th November 2020 Herman Mashaba, former mayor of South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, caused a social media stir in November 2020 when he tweeted that there... 

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48 000 potholes on Johannesburg’s roads? That’s not nearly the whole story

48 000 potholes on Johannesburg’s roads? That’s not nearly the whole story

By: Africa Check     20th November 2020 Complaining about potholes is a local pastime for Johannesburg residents. Hop onto Twitter, for example, and you’ll find photos of pockmarked roads... 

The MTBPS outlook is alarming: Prepare for a miserable decade ahead

The MTBPS outlook is alarming: Prepare for a miserable decade ahead

17th November 2020 We are in such a deep hole that no one can confidently assert that their strategy will generate growth in the short term. What we do know is that... 

Fact-checked: Kenya president’s 2020 state of the nation address

Fact-checked: Kenya president’s 2020 state of the nation address

By: Africa Check     17th November 2020 In November 2020 Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta reported on the state of the nation, nearly one and a half years since the last such address. The... 

We need a radical rethink on housing and urban development

We need a radical rethink on housing and urban development

16th November 2020 For many poorer South Africans, location trumps ownership. It is usually far better to rent accommodation in Orange Grove than to own a house in... 

An ACE for you, Mr President

An ACE for you, Mr President

13th November 2020 MR President, I am on cloud nine. Not so much because this column won the coveted regional leg of the 2020 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards in... 

#EndSARS protests: Comparing Nigeria’s health and education spending to cost of lawmaker upkeep

#EndSARS protests: Comparing Nigeria’s health and education spending to cost of lawmaker upkeep

By: Africa Check     13th November 2020 Nigeria saw major protests over police brutality and weak governance in October 2020, with young people demanding reforms. During and after the... 

Kenya’s last economic recession was in 2002, not 1992 as major TV station claimed

Kenya’s last economic recession was in 2002, not 1992 as major TV station claimed

By: Africa Check     13th November 2020 Kenya was one of a clutch of African countries whose 2020 economic growth could “remain positive” even as it slowed substantially, the World Bank... 

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