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Pravin Gordhan & Lesetja Kganyago

It's hard to get rid of the governor of a central bank. Here's why

6th September 2016 With the continued harassment of South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, it has become patently clear that no institution will be spared in... 

Dehorning rhinos: why there may be a case for doing it

Dehorning rhinos: why there may be a case for doing it

6th September 2016 The large bull rhino was about a hundred metres away. The jeep carrying the darting team moved closer, there was a popping sound and the bull... 

The revolt of South Africa's metropoles: a revolution of rising expectations

The revolt of South Africa's metropoles: a revolution of rising expectations

5th September 2016 The major metropolitan cities in South Africa rose up in revolt on August 3 2016. It was peaceful and democratic but a revolt nonetheless. The... 

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Jacob Zuma & Cyril Ramaphosa

Why patronage and state capture spell trouble for South Africa

2nd September 2016 South Africa has caught the world’s attention with an epic battle between two powerful factions within the governing African National Congress... 

Comrades in arms against apartheid are now at one another's throats

Comrades in arms against apartheid are now at one another's throats

2nd September 2016 South Africa’s embattled finance minister Pravin Gordhan has come under attack from two colleagues in government. The public attack has made... 

Africa stands to benefit from new trade deals and, possibly, from Brexit

Africa stands to benefit from new trade deals and, possibly, from Brexit

1st September 2016 The last few months have seen some significant developments for African trade and integration. These advances come at a crucial time for African... 

Global leadership is in crisis – it's time to stop the rot

Global leadership is in crisis – it's time to stop the rot

31st August 2016 People around the world are angry and frustrated with those who “lead” them. Increasingly, leaders and leadership generate scepticism and, in some... 

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela

South Africa should use a more scientific approach to appoint its public protector 

31st August 2016 South Africa is in the process of selecting a new public protector to replace the incumbent, Thuli Madonsela. The country’s National Assembly is... 

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

South Africa's finance minister is vindicating the law by ignoring police unit

30th August 2016 When an elite crime-fighting unit investigates a member of Cabinet, what does the rule of law require? In South Africa the Directorate for Priority... 

Teachers have a crucial role to play in building social cohesion

Teachers have a crucial role to play in building social cohesion

30th August 2016 1994 was a deeply important year for South Africa. It ushered in a democratic society committed to the eradication of racism, sexism and all forms... 

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