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Enoch pulls a rabbit out of his fedora

The ANC government is struggling to raise revenue and fund vote-winning social programmes ahead of elections in May

Sustained low growth is haunting the policy calculations of Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana, who presented his budget to parliament on 21 February. He conceded that revised 2023 ...


Hidden loans kingpin dies

Iskandar Safa, the Franco-Lebanese entrepreneur at the centre of the US$2 billion 'hidden loans' scandal that impoverished Mozambique and drew top state officials and Frente de Lib...


Generals persist with banned arms deal

The army went ahead with a major arms purchase even after the government cancelled it and said all deals with Zuneth Sattar were over

The government is in turmoil after its claims that all deals with the businessman Zuneth Sattar, who is accused of bribing dozens of top Malawian officials and politicians, had bee...


All eyes on KwaZulu-Natal

The multi-sided battle for votes in the province may decide the national election – and whether the ANC loses its parliamentary majority

More than 300 registered political parties are vying for votes believing this election will mark a turning point in the country's history and pave the way for coalition politics. P...


Opposition in turmoil as Chamisa quits

The main opposition party has been rocked by the resignation of its leader, who accuses ZANU-PF of political violence and sabotage

The Citizens' Coalition for Change (CCC), the only opposition party that presented any realistic threat to the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU ...


Global south wins at The Hague

South Africa has boosted its own and the developing world's prestige by bringing its genocide case against Israel to The Hague

The ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Israel must take steps to prevent genocide in Gaza will increase pressure on the United States and the United Kingdom to...


Genocide case tests the UN system

Ramaphosa is reaping political dividends by taking on the Netanyahu government at the Hague

Whether South Africa has made a plausible case to prove Israel has violated the genocide convention with its bombardment of Gaza is likely to be decided at the International Court ...


Global alliances trounce human rights

Backroom machinations have landed Morocco the coveted chair of the UN’s leading human rights body

Elections to the presidency of the 47-member UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) are normally a routine affair. But this year, Israel and Morocco's concerns that the issues of the civi...


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