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University fees in South Africa: many questions, lots of anger, and fires to fight

University fees in South Africa: many questions, lots of anger, and fires to fight 

20th September 2016 South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande has announced it is up to the country’s universities to... 

Former President Nelson Mandela

South Africa's dysfunctional cabinet is a far cry from Mandela's era

19th September 2016 South Africa’s cabinet has become dysfunctional. This highest executive body charged with managing the state’s daily affairs has 35 members. The... 

Why South Africa's public finance watchdog failed its mandate on nuclear

Why South Africa's public finance watchdog failed its mandate on nuclear

19th September 2016 South Africa’s Parliamentary Budget Office is a largely unknown but important institution. It was established in 2009 to provide technically... 

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South Africa's economy will be stuck unless there's new political alignment

South Africa's economy will be stuck unless there's new political alignment

16th September 2016 The fundamental problem confronting South Africa today is a political culture that is defective and out of kilter with the needs of the majority of... 

Reserve Bank independence: sobering lessons from India and South Africa

Reserve Bank independence: sobering lessons from India and South Africa

15th September 2016 Two BRICS member countries, India and South Africa, have recently experienced rather unedifying episodes related to the leadership of their central... 

How the legacy of apartheid design is making students' lives unsafe

How the legacy of apartheid design is making students' lives unsafe

14th September 2016 Spatial planning from the apartheid era is coming back to haunt South Africa’s formerly black universities. More than 22 years since the country’s... 

Will the ANC turn South Africa into a developmental welfare state?

Will the ANC turn South Africa into a developmental welfare state?

14th September 2016 South Africa is grappling with the possibility of a sovereign downgrade by global credit rating agencies. This will bring unnecessary economic... 

World Social Forum: is another world being constructed without Africa?

World Social Forum: is another world being constructed without Africa?

13th September 2016 The 12th World Social Forum (WSF) was held in Montreal, Canada, in August 2016, bringing together 35,000 activists from social movements around the... 

Murder on the rise as South Africa fails to stem high crime rates

Murder on the rise as South Africa fails to stem high crime rates

12th September 2016 Crime rate comparisons between countries are fraught with challenges and should be understood as broad indications rather than accurate... 

 Business needs to change, and stop blaming others for South Africa’s ills

Business needs to change, and stop blaming others for South Africa’s ills

12th September 2016 Business decision makers in South Africa may be surprised to learn that the economy will continue to exclude millions of people until they have a... 

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