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Mass shootings in South Africa are often over group turf: how to stop the cycle of reprisals

19th July 2022 In just two days in early July, 25 people were shot dead in four separate incidents at taverns across South Africa. In one of these shootings, in... 

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How BRICS’ New Development Bank can improve transparency and accountability

14th July 2022 The New Development Bank, which was formed in July 2014, marks its eighth birthday this year. It was formed by the leaders of Brazil, Russia,... 

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South Africa could produce a lot more renewable energy: here’s what it needs

13th July 2022 South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, has not been able to provide a steady electricity supply for several years now. At the start of the 2022... 

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Zondo Commission’s report on South Africa’s intelligence agency is important but flawed

13th July 2022 South Africa’s judicial probe into state capture and corruption, the Zondo Commission, has concluded that the State Security Agency was integral to... 

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A referendum on electoral reform in South Africa might stir up trouble

12th July 2022 After 28 years of democracy, South Africa is having to reform its political party-based electoral system to make it fairer and in line with the... 

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South Africa’s deadly July 2021 riots may recur if there’s no change

11th July 2022 Last July South Africa was hit by a wave of devastating violence that left over 350 people dead and caused massive economic damage. Different... 

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The fall of Boris Johnson: any democracy should look to his case and ask if it is enabling machiavellian leaders

8th July 2022 Boris Johnson’s resignation as prime minister is not just a portentous political event. His time in office – and the nature of his departure –... 

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How Africans can assess the value of the latest G7 summit 

7th July 2022 Leaders of the world’s seven advanced economies have once again pledged economic support for Africa and other developing countries. But the... 

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Justice Maya’s support for African languages in South Africa’s courts is a positive sign

6th July 2022 The only nominee for the position of South Africa’s Deputy Chief Justice, Mandisa Maya, has once again put the spotlight on indigenous languages... 

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Do humanitarian agencies help refugees become independent? Evidence from history

5th July 2022 When 5.3-million Ukrainians entered the EU between February and June 2022, alongside life-saving emergency assistance came similarly crucial... 

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