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27th February 2019 There’s no doubt that the world faces tremendous challenges. There is enough food in our world to feed the hungry – but it’s not evenly... →
26th February 2019 The conduct of periodic, competitive, participatory, credible and non-violent elections is one of the main yardsticks used to determine the... →
26th February 2019 Dorothy Masuku (Masuka was her stage name) has died at the age of 83. She was an African musician of note, but also much more. I was once shown the... →
25th February 2019 Many attempts at ceasefires and peace deals have failed in South Sudan. But a 2018 peace agreement, signed five years after the 2013 conflict... →
22nd February 2019 This year’s South African budget gave allies of the market as much as they could expect – and labour and the left about as much as they currently... →
22nd February 2019 In his maiden budget speech, South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, confirmed the depth of the financial crisis at South Africa’s power... →
21st February 2019 South Africa is supposed to be a secular state, but one can perhaps forgive Tito Mboweni, the Minister of Finance, for quoting numerous biblical... →
20th February 2019 South Africa’s foreign policy positions will be closely examined as it begins its third two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security... →
19th February 2019 Is democracy in Africa in retreat? Or is it simply suffering “growing pains”? The last 12 months have seen a great deal of controversy and debate... →
19th February 2019 On 9 March 2015, a student hurled faeces at a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes. This act led to the statue’s removal. It also inspired... →