South Africa: Inequality Is Extreme and Still Rising
"I came here because of my deep interest and affection for a land settled by the Dutch in the mid-seventeenth century, then taken over by the British, and at last independent; a… Read more »
June 06, 2017
South Africa: #Guptaleaks - Will Heads Roll?
"The Guptas have until now escaped investigation from the state agencies because they have purchased indemnity. You have to hand it to the Guptas; the way they went about capturing… Read more »
April 03, 2017
South Africa: Rising Outcry for Zuma to Go
"We call on Ministers and leaders of the ANC who care about the future of democracy and the Constitution to speak up and call on the President, in the best interests of the… Read more »
March 06, 2017
South Africa: Targeting Immigrants, Again
"In the post-apartheid South Africa, resurgence of xenophobic violence is a symptom of the deep leadership deficit. For the fourth consecutive week now, South Africa is witnessing… Read more »
February 20, 2017
Africa: Agribusiness Giants On Merger Path
"If the Bayer-Monsanto merger is approved, the new merged company will control almost 30% of the global commercial seed market and 25% of the agrochemical market - making it the… Read more »
January 23, 2017
South Africa: State Capture & Energy Policy
"Eskom, accused of overly cozy ties with the Guptas featured heavily in the report, with 916 mentions. ... it's Eskom's chief executive, Brian Molefe, who comes out looking the… Read more »
September 07, 2016
South Africa: Post "Post-Apartheid"?
The "post-apartheid" period is now over, it seems. Whether one dates the change from the massacre of miners at Marikana in 2012, the death of Nelson Mandela in 2013, student… Read more »
South Africa: From #feesmustfall to Budget Battles
"The most inspiring and surprising social movement to shake the South African state since the Treatment Action Campaign of the early 2000s was #FeesMustFall in October 2015. The… Read more »
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