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Outer space talks are a welcome addition to the US-Africa Leaders Summit - what’s on the table

8th December 2022 US President Joe Biden is hosting the Second US-Africa Leaders Summit in mid-December 2022. The focus will be on eight areas: economic engagement;... 

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What is RET and what does it want? The Radical Economic Transformation faction in South Africa explained

8th December 2022 It has been standard for some years, in any analysis of South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), to refer to the... 

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Skills shortages are plaguing South Africa’s economy - policy and social conditions must support their development

7th December 2022 Many South Africans argue that the country has a skills crisis. An equal number question why it can’t sort this out by “adopting the German or... 

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More South Africans are smoking - higher taxes and stronger law enforcement are needed

6th December 2022 Tobacco use imposes a significant health and economic burden on countries. Research estimates that the cost of smoking in South Africa amounted to... 

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Hosting the World Cup: what Qatar can learn from South Africa about nation branding

5th December 2022 The eyes of the world are focused on Qatar for the 2022 edition of the men’s Fifa World Cup – the globe’s largest single-sport event. Qatar was a... 

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Street food keeps Johannesburg going - but working conditions of vendors are unhealthy

5th December 2022 Informal vendors are a common feature in urban areas. Also known as street vendors, they sell products or provide services on a public road, in a... 

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Corruption in South Africa: new book lifts the lid on who profits - and their corporate enablers

5th December 2022 The new book The Unaccountables: The Powerful Politicians and Corporations who Profit from Impunity is welcome for the way it contextualises... 

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South Africa’s President Ramaphosa could be impeached - 3 essential reads on the Phala Phala scandal

1st December 2022 South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has an impeachment case to answer. This was the finding of the independent parliamentary panel probing the... 

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HIV prevention: new injection could boost the fight, but some hurdles remain

1st December 2022 While the world has focused on the Covid pandemic for nearly three years, less and less attention is being paid to HIV. However, HIV is still a... 

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South Africa’s intelligence watchdog is failing civil society. How to restore its credibility

1st December 2022 In October, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and his cabinet committed to a range of reforms to the country’s intelligence services. He... 

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