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25 June 2017
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23 Jun 2017
 
 
 
 
The Revolutionary Mining Charter is irrational and divisive
MINING CHARTER
On June 15, 2017, the Mineral Resources Minister announced to South Africa and the whole world the birth of the Reviewed Broad-Based Economic Empowerment Charter for the Mining Industry – the...
 
 
22 Jun 2017
 
WHO figure wrong: 11% of births in sub-Saharan Africa to teen mothers – not 50%
AFRICA CHECK
The World Health Organization has withdrawn the claim from their French website as a result of this fact-check. “The 50% is definitely wrong, and we have removed [it] from the webpage – thanks for...
 
 
20 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Have black peoples’ lives improved after apartheid?
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
When South Africa transitioned into democracy in 1994, socio-economic conditions were disheartening, especially amongst Blacks. Nelson Mandela’s democratic government faced an enormous challenge in...
 
 
15 Jun 2017
 
Are fewer than 6 000 babies born HIV+ every year in SA, as Zuma said?
AFRICA CHECK
South Africa is respected for its achievements in fighting HIV and AIDS since he took office, President Jacob Zuma told parliamentarians recently. As part of the presidency’s budget vote speech,...
 
 
13 Jun 2017
 
SA minister got it wrong on Africa’s population growth
AFRICA CHECK
Minister in the presidency for planning, monitoring and evaluation, Jeff Radebe, made a bold claim about Africa’s population growth at South Africa’s annual presidency budget vote. While...
 
 
12 Jun 2017
 
No growth and no-go leaders
JP LANDMAN
The political-economic scene is dominated by poor growth numbers; the Zille and Zuma conflict in the DA and ANC respectively; two reports on state capture, one by the churches and one by academics;...
 
 
09 Jun 2017
 
Why the idea of a ‘national mining champion’ is meretricious
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Polity.org.za The idea of a national champion conjures...
 
 
01 Jun 2017
 
How ANC presidential elections trump South Africa’s constitution
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Constitution is clear on a number of issues related to the relationship between the country’s parliament and its executive. It lays down that if the National Assembly passes a vote...
 
 
 
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