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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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South Africa marks the end of a remarkable judicial career

South Africa marks the end of a remarkable judicial career

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st May 2016 The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 led to a rash of constitution-making in central and eastern Europe, as those national entities released from... 

Why Africa could do with a dose of punctuality and cleanliness

Why Africa could do with a dose of punctuality and cleanliness

30th May 2016 There are two features of life on the African continent that are fundamentally deadly to socioeconomic development. These are lack of cleanliness... 

How the state capture controversy has influenced South Africa's nuclear build

How the state capture controversy has influenced South Africa's nuclear build

27th May 2016 South Africa is facing a critical decision that could see it investing about R1 trillion – or US$60 billion to $70 billion – in a fleet of new... 

Why it's appropriate that South Africans rally behind their finance minister

Why it's appropriate that South Africans rally behind their finance minister

26th May 2016 Advocate Shaun Abrahams, South Africa’s National Director of Public Prosecutions, has stepped into some torrid waters. At a recent media briefing... 

Decolonising universities isn't an easy process -- but it has to happen

Decolonising universities isn't an easy process -- but it has to happen 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th May 2016 South African universities have become protest sites. Beginning in 2015 and continuing this year, students have organised against colonial symbols,... 

Lessons from South Africa on why gender matters in social welfare policies

Lessons from South Africa on why gender matters in social welfare policies

23rd May 2016 This article is a foundation essay. These are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting society. The question of gender... 

The time 'the other Kennedy' visited apartheid South Africa

The time 'the other Kennedy' visited apartheid South Africa

23rd May 2016 “RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope” was recently screened at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) with filmmaker Larry Shore on... 

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