Strengthening Economic Ties with a Growing Giant: South Africa in India

Catherine Grant Makokera Director At the end of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davis, President Cyril Ramaphosa will be undertaking a state visit to India where he will be accompanied by high-level ministers and a hefty business delegation. Economic...

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South Africa’s Political and Economic Outlook in 2019: Elections, Lawfare, and Economic Policy Choices

Azwimpheleli Langalanga and Heinrich Krogman Turbulence in SA Politics South Africa will go for its 6th general election during the first two weeks of May 2019. These elections come at a time when South Africa is facing economic headwinds, allegations of...

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Five Challenges Facing Global Leaders in 2019

As global leaders meet for the World Economic Forum’s annual event at Davos this week, there are five major global challenges that they will need to respond to. These include strains occasioned by global power shifts, turbulence in major...

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Governance Failure and Debt: Sub-Saharan’s Africa Dual Challenges

Faith Tigere and Anna Ngarachu with Lesley Wentworth Towards the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, a wave of political reforms swept across Southern Africa with widespread optimism and the promise of change. The ousting of Zimbabwe’s geriatric...

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Is Democracy Under Strain?

South Africa is closing this year with political parties being launched. Patricia De Lille has launched her GOOD party and Hlaudi Motsoeneng is vowing to form a new political party, to contest 2019 elections. Both these politicians insist that...

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Namibia “The Land of the Brave”

In September this year, I wrote congratulating Namibia for taking over the SADC chair. I also noted that Namibia is referred to as the “land of the brave”. Where does this “land of the brave” concept originate from?  For...

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