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Every year our analysts and policy experts, in promoting new ideas and policies, contribute a wide range of articles to newspapers across South Africa.

The coming academic boycott of Israel at UCT? - Politicsweb, 28 August 2017

Israel Academic Boycott is a program of the UCT Palestinian Solidarity Forum (UCT-PSF) of which Nash and Ally are organisers. The UCT-PSF was founded in 2010 and has promoted an academic boycott of Israeli academia on and off since then.

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Hunting with the hounds and running with the hares on race - Politicsweb, 27 August 2017

The report said that the proportion of the population in poverty had increased from 53.2% in 2011 to 55.5% in 2015. "There can surely be no greater indictment of any government's performance than the number of people living in poverty rising on their watch," declared Mr Maimane.

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Assassinations: The ANC and SACP reap the whirlwind - Politicsweb, 21 August 2017

Black policemen were particular targets of attack. "Necklace" executions of supposed collaborators, which some influential ANC leaders endorsed, claimed more than 500 lives.

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Shifting the focus from booting out Zuma to voting out the ANC - BizNews,16 August 2017

From this viewpoint, the defeat of the no-confidence motion is not a mark of Mr Zuma’s continued strength but rather a confirmation that the time for Mr Zuma’s departure – in the eyes of all those trying to keep the ANC in power in 2019 – is not yet ripe.

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LETTER: SA needs more consumers - Business Day, 16 August 2017

Developing countries that do well in manufacturing are those that have large populations. Nigeria was able to overtake SA as Africa’s biggest economy due to the combined buying power of its huge population

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ANC corruption: The perils of waiting until it is too late - Politicwebs, 13 August 2017

What do the Nazi invasion of the Rhineland, the fate of Ahmed Timol, and African National Congress support for corruption have in common? They reveal the consequences of failing to nip evil in the bud when it first occurs.

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Zuma's triumph - Politicsweb, 09 August 2017

The outcome of the motion of no confidence last night reveals two insights: either the factions have united or the anti-Zuma faction at its fullest count is no more than 20% of the parliamentary caucus. Out of 384 MPs, 177 voted in favour of the motion, 198 against it with 9 abstentions. Much of the narrative to immediately emerge was that 'Zuma is weakened', the 'ANC is split' or the 'ANC is divide

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Bring back the Scorpions and appoint a special prosecutor - Politicsweb, 06 August 2017

Thousands of cases of fraud, theft, and other crimes need to be investigated, many hundreds of people prosecuted, and plenty imprisoned. Having themselves been captured, neither the so-called "Hawks" nor the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) can be trusted to do the jo

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Dictatorship, violent overthrow or civil unrest? The portents are grim for Venezuela’s future - Daily Maverick, 31 July 2017

These days, the news coming out of Venezuela is all bad. The economy is in free-fall, daily rolling protests are rocking the country, people are being beaten, arrested and killed by the hundred, and thousands are fleeing the country in desperation. How did it come to this?

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A timely warning to adapt to the approaching ‘Tsunami of Tech’ – IRR - BizNews, 31 July 2017

The era of artificial intelligence and robotics is upon us and we will neither be able to fully stop it through taxation nor legislation. If South Africa wants to propel its productivity and economic growth by fusing knowledge workers and artificial intelligence, we should start to ensure that our workforce gets proper education, training, and grooming.

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The coming academic boycott of Israel at UCT? - Politicsweb, 28 August 2017

Israel Academic Boycott is a program of the UCT Palestinian Solidarity Forum (UCT-PSF) of which Nash and Ally are organisers. The UCT-PSF was founded in 2010 and has promoted an academic boycott of Israeli academia on and off since then.

Read More…

Hunting with the hounds and running with the hares on race - Politicsweb, 27 August 2017

The report said that the proportion of the population in poverty had increased from 53.2% in 2011 to 55.5% in 2015. "There can surely be no greater indictment of any government's performance than the number of people living in poverty rising on their watch," declared Mr Maimane.

Read More…

Assassinations: The ANC and SACP reap the whirlwind - Politicsweb, 21 August 2017

Black policemen were particular targets of attack. "Necklace" executions of supposed collaborators, which some influential ANC leaders endorsed, claimed more than 500 lives.

Read More…

Shifting the focus from booting out Zuma to voting out the ANC - BizNews,16 August 2017

From this viewpoint, the defeat of the no-confidence motion is not a mark of Mr Zuma’s continued strength but rather a confirmation that the time for Mr Zuma’s departure – in the eyes of all those trying to keep the ANC in power in 2019 – is not yet ripe.

Read More…

LETTER: SA needs more consumers - Business Day, 16 August 2017

Developing countries that do well in manufacturing are those that have large populations. Nigeria was able to overtake SA as Africa’s biggest economy due to the combined buying power of its huge population

Read More…

ANC corruption: The perils of waiting until it is too late - Politicwebs, 13 August 2017

What do the Nazi invasion of the Rhineland, the fate of Ahmed Timol, and African National Congress support for corruption have in common? They reveal the consequences of failing to nip evil in the bud when it first occurs.

Read More…

Zuma's triumph - Politicsweb, 09 August 2017

The outcome of the motion of no confidence last night reveals two insights: either the factions have united or the anti-Zuma faction at its fullest count is no more than 20% of the parliamentary caucus. Out of 384 MPs, 177 voted in favour of the motion, 198 against it with 9 abstentions. Much of the narrative to immediately emerge was that 'Zuma is weakened', the 'ANC is split' or the 'ANC is divide

Read More…

Bring back the Scorpions and appoint a special prosecutor - Politicsweb, 06 August 2017

Thousands of cases of fraud, theft, and other crimes need to be investigated, many hundreds of people prosecuted, and plenty imprisoned. Having themselves been captured, neither the so-called "Hawks" nor the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) can be trusted to do the jo

Read More…

Dictatorship, violent overthrow or civil unrest? The portents are grim for Venezuela’s future - Daily Maverick, 31 July 2017

These days, the news coming out of Venezuela is all bad. The economy is in free-fall, daily rolling protests are rocking the country, people are being beaten, arrested and killed by the hundred, and thousands are fleeing the country in desperation. How did it come to this?

Read More…

A timely warning to adapt to the approaching ‘Tsunami of Tech’ – IRR - BizNews, 31 July 2017

The era of artificial intelligence and robotics is upon us and we will neither be able to fully stop it through taxation nor legislation. If South Africa wants to propel its productivity and economic growth by fusing knowledge workers and artificial intelligence, we should start to ensure that our workforce gets proper education, training, and grooming.

Read More…

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