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1st March 2019 Can South Africa really hold a general election on the 8th of May in a way that it really represents the views of its people? One might have... →
28th February 2019 The City of Cape Town – and southwest Africa more generally – experienced its worst drought on record between 2015 and 2018. With fresh rains as... →
28th February 2019 South Africa’s power utility Eskom is in crisis. In recent weeks, this has been brought home to South Africa’s 58-million citizens as major power... →
27th February 2019 In his first State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa posed the key question: has South Africa built a society where the injustices... →
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... →