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Terror threats and turmoil: a bad time for US-South Africa relations

Terror threats and turmoil: a bad time for US-South Africa relations

13th June 2016 On Saturday June 4 2016 the United States embassy in Pretoria issued a warning to its citizens in South Africa that there was a heightened threat... 

Local content quotas on TV are global – they just don't work everywhere

Local content quotas on TV are global – they just don't work everywhere

10th June 2016 The Chief Operating Officer of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Hlaudi Motsoeneng, announced early in May 2016 that 80% of all... 

How to take free public higher education from pipe dream to reality

How to take free public higher education from pipe dream to reality 

9th June 2016 Universities are any nation’s key public institutions of knowledge development. They drive research, teach students and supervise postgraduates. By... 

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African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity

African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity

7th June 2016 The sentencing in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, to life in prison, was a landmark judgment in African – and potentially... 

What Africa can learn from Australia about a Charter for Budget Honesty

What Africa can learn from Australia about a Charter for Budget Honesty

6th June 2016 Over the past 20 years many African countries have made tremendous strides in reforming their budget processes. The aim has been to increase both... 

South Africa's EFF: excellent politics of props and imagination

South Africa's EFF: excellent politics of props and imagination 

3rd June 2016 With local government elections coming up in August 2016, South Africa’s biggest political parties recently launched their manifestos at mass... 

Why East and West Africans are in favour of integration, and others aren't

Why East and West Africans are in favour of integration, and others aren't

3rd June 2016 This year’s Africa Day message from African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma affirms the organisation’s commitment to political... 

How to turn Africa from a

How to turn Africa from a "borrowed continent" to a global powerhouse

2nd June 2016 Although it’s problematic to generalise about a large, diverse place it’s fair to say that Africa is fast emerging as a consumer continent. It is... 

There should be no monkeying about with hate speech

There should be no monkeying about with hate speech 

2nd June 2016 In February 2016, the conservative American magazine the Weekly Standard had as its cover an image of Republican presidential candidate Donald... 

Why South Africa needs fresh ideas to make land reform a reality

Why South Africa needs fresh ideas to make land reform a reality

1st June 2016 What is going wrong in South Africa’s land reform programme, and how can its failings be addressed? In 22 years land reform has barely altered the... 

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