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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Mantras but little substance: The future of the ANC

South Africa’s national policy conference closed with an ANC that has never been as divided as it is now in its 105-year old history.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Uncategorized

Playing with Knives: What Does South Africa’s Cabinet Reshuffle Mean for the Country?

During the ‘Night of the Long Knives’, President Jacob Zuma announced the broadest Cabinet reshuffle in the history of post-Apartheid South Africa.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: South African students pressure mining sector to fund free tuition

South Africa’s universities are in disarray as students protest a tuition hike, and pressure the mining sector to help fund free higher education.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under The Radar: Deadly clashes in South Africa highlight ANC failure

South Africa is suffering from a wave of violence that highlights widespread dissatisfaction in the country’s leadership and their economic stewardship.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Zuma is a liability to ANC and South Africa

Ensuing and ever-deepening crises surrounding South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma are testing the resilience of the young democracy’s institutions.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Eskom energy crisis will influence South African elections

“Rolling blackouts” that hit South Africa on 6 March 2014 could influence the upcoming elections. The state-owned power utility company Eskom blames the weather and ageing infrastructure. Eskom has struggled