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Why disaster readiness is critical for Africa – and what the Commonwealth is doing about it

2 August 2019, 12:56 PM

Five months ago, Cyclone Idai ripped through the Southern African region, causing a massive humanitarian disaster that affected three million people.

South African teens fight gun crime with radio broadcast

23 July 2019, 5:45 AM

Every week a group of bubbly South African teens crowd into a studio to play hip-hop music and trade views on the scourge of neighbourhood gun crime for their community radio show.

Study shows young South Africans have no faith in democracy and politicians

16 June 2019, 7:37 AM

On the eve of South Africa’s sixth democratic elections on 8 May, thousands of young people took to Twitter to state reasons for why they had no intention to cast their votes. They used the hashtag #IWantToVoteBut.

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South Africa’s manufacturing up 4.6%

11 June 2019, 3:11 PM

 South Africa’s manufacturing output hit its highest in two years, rising 4.6% year-on-year in April after increasing by a revised 1.3% in March, the statistics agency said on Tuesday.

Number of registered voters actually declining in South Africa

8 May 2019, 10:40 PM

Author:  Nkoe A Montja The IEC in South Africa has always recorded an increasing number of voter during countrywide registration processes. In economics such an increase is called a “depreciating increase”, whereby one increase is always lower than the previous one. As expected, this would raise political party expectations coming into the voting outcomes. The […]

Millions of South Africans remain unemployed amid Workers’ Day celebrations

1 May 2019, 12:06 PM

Analysts say rapid economic growth is needed to address the country’s unemployment crisis. 

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South Africans warned to approach Easter holidays with caution

16 April 2019, 6:02 PM

With almost 195 burglaries and 55 robberies occur in commercial spaces daily; as we approach Easter holidays, cash volumes are expected to rise, making retailers vulnerable to such crimes.

Why cabinet, rather than parliament, is the centre of power for African women

7 April 2019, 10:32 AM

For many years, scholars have focused on women’s representation in legislatures. But in many African states power is in fact concentrated in the executive branch.


South Africans go to the polls in May: what you need to know

26 March 2019, 8:05 AM

South Africa holds its sixth national election on May 8, coinciding with the country’s celebration of its silver jubilee as a democracy this year. The poll to choose national and provincial legislators is being billed as the most significant since apartheid ended in 1994.

World Skills South Africa competition kicks off

24 February 2019, 9:10 AM

The third World Skills South Africa competition has kicked off at the Durban Exhibition Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.



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