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Africa trade bloc bets on business without borders

The new year started with a crucial step towards free trade between countries on the continent

Review: The pandemic could change politics as we know it. Here’s a guidebook

Jakkie Cilliers’s book about igniting a growth revolution in Africa has some timely lessons as we seek ways to mitigate the economic effects of Covid-19

Training the NPA’s next prosecutors

The aspirant prosecutors programme, on hold for years because of lack of funds, has started up again, creating a pool of future prosecutors

Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security

South Africa is a water stressed country but crisis point can be avoided

Police defence on Marikana falls flat

A report highlights inconsistencies that demand that the police should scrutinise their actions

‘Miners did not shoot at police’ – new Marikana report

New details about the infamous ‘Scene 2’ have emerged a day shy of the sixth anniversary of the Marikana massacre

Police watchdog can’t keep up with crooked cops

Ipid refers far fewer cases to the NPA than it receives each year; fewer still are ever convicted.

Fires, break-ins intended to intimidate Ramaphosa’s faction in the ANC

Rival political factions fighting for state power may be behind the recent spate of break-ins and fires at key government institutions

It’s time for South Africa to look beyond BRICS to improve its foreign policy

The defining characteristic of Zuma’s tenure has been his ability to cloak his private and personal interests in a bigger ideological framework

SA at sea over illegal fishing in its waters

Foreign trawlers invading South Africa’s oceans costs the economy R60bn a year because it can’t afford to patrol and control its resources.

Al Bashir ruling a ‘landmark judgement for international criminal justice’

Security experts weigh in on the possible implications of the SCA's ruling about Sudanese President Omar al Bashir's stay in South Africa.

No more secrecy in new inspector general interviews

Lobby groups succeeded in appeals to have interviews for the new inspector general of intelligence post to be open to the public.

NPA’s lack of scrutiny: Who watches the prosecutors?

As the crisis engulfing the NPA continues, a researcher has argued that the authority needs an independent body to police it.

Police on crime stats: We dismiss flawed argument by ISS

The police ministry has dismissed the Institute for Security Studies' criticism that the latest crime statistics were flawed.

ISS: ‘Misleading’ crime statistics need inquiry

The police significantly over-reported successes in crime fighting in the latest set of crime statistics, says the Institute for Security Studies.

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