MDC Alliance targets closer links with regional bodies

The MDC's bold plan to join Southern African customs and currency blocs has implications beyond Zimbabwe's borders, write Catherine Grant Makokera and Brian Mureverwi. If it came off, a proposal by Zimbabwe’s official opposition to join the oldest customs union...

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What Next: The AfCFTA in Context

A triumph! Despite one of the biggest economies in Africa cancelling their trip to Kigali, the signing of the AfCFTA went ahead as planned. The absence of Nigeria did not deter other leaders from attending, particularly from other economic...

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Ramaphosa’s softly-softly approach could be hard for democracy

It has been more than a week since the ANC Top Six met President Jacob Zuma to ask him to step down. He defied their request, which was aimed at avoiding a messy transition, and preferred to stick to...

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Plenty of pain, no obvious gain except for a few lucky shareholders: foreign ownership limitation in PSIRA Act

There is no doubt that the inclusion of the foreign ownership limitation clause in the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Act will mean plenty of pain for both the industry and South Africa, and no obvious gain except for...

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