A lean mean Cabinet?

The leaner looking Cabinet has been trimmed down through the merger of several ministries. As a result, President Cyril Ramaphosa reduced the size of his cabinet by eight ministers (from 36 to 28) and reduced one deputy minister post....

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Searching for spots on the Kenyan black leopard: Reflecting on the country’s trade and investment climate

When there was a documented rare sighting of a black leopard, dubbed “Black Panther” in Laikipia, Kenya, in 2018, this was perceived by many as something of a wonder. The sighting of a black panther could also be read...

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South Africa Should Secure its own “Brexit deal”

Anna Ngarachu and Heinrich Krogman Teressa May’s deadline to get a Brexit deal past the UK parliament is now less than eight weeks away and it is looking unlikely that a workable package will get approval from either side of...

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Case studies on Beitbridge and Chirundu

At the 2018 SADC Industrialisation Week I had the privilege to present the findings of a GEG Africa Study on standing times and the economic development aspects of the borders at Beitbridge and Chirundu. Presentations on case studies are...

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The BRICS nations and their symbol of Independence

The 9th BRICS summit is upon us, being held in Xiamen, this month from the 3rd to the 5th of September, under China’s Chairmanship. Despite the political and economic turmoil that underpins the BRICS states, one may conclude that...

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