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Despite barriers, South Africa is a good place for impact investments

Despite barriers, South Africa is a good place for impact investments

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... 

How Nigeria has got better at running elections that are freer and fairer

How Nigeria has got better at running elections that are freer and fairer

26th February 2019 The conduct of periodic, competitive, participatory, credible and non-violent elections is one of the main yardsticks used to determine the... 

Dorothy Masuku: Africa has lost a singer, composer and a hero of the struggle

Dorothy Masuku: Africa has lost a singer, composer and a hero of the struggle

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... 

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South Sudan peace deal offers promising end to conflict. But challenges remain

South Sudan peace deal offers promising end to conflict. But challenges remain

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... 

South Africa's budget was missing ideas from the left. Why this isn't a good thing

South Africa's budget was missing ideas from the left. Why this isn't a good thing

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... 

South Africa takes important next steps to solving its power crisis

South Africa takes important next steps to solving its power crisis

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... 

South Africa's finance minister delivers a budget designed to steady the ship

South Africa's finance minister delivers a budget designed to steady the ship

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... 

South Africa returns to UN Security Council: here's the role it should play

South Africa returns to UN Security Council: here's the role it should play

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... 

Both democracy and authoritarianism are on the rise in Africa

Both democracy and authoritarianism are on the rise in Africa

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... 

Africa's student movements: history sheds light on modern activism

Africa's student movements: history sheds light on modern activism

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... 

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