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September 12, 2019  South Africa: Xenophobia, Deep Roots, Today´s Crisis
    “In the early years after I got 'home,' it took me some time to figure out how to respond to the idea that Africa was a place that began beyond South Africa's borders. I was surprised to learn that the countries where I had lived -- the ones that had nurtured my soul in the long years of exile -- were actually no places at all in the minds of some of my compatriots. … Though they thought themselves to be very different, it seemed to me that whites and blacks in South Africa were disappointingly similar when it came to their views on 'Africa.' … This warped idea of Africa was at the heart of the idea of South Africa itself. Just as whiteness means nothing until it is contrasted with blackness as savagery, South African-ness relies heavily on the construction of Africa as a place of dysfunction, chaos and violence in order to define itself as functional, orderly, efficient and civilised.” - Sisonke Msimang

September 12, 2019  South Africa: Spotlight on Gender-based Violence
    “Our nation is in mourning and pain. Over the past few days, our country has been deeply traumatised by acts of extreme violence perpetrated by men against women and children. These acts of violence have made us doubt the very foundation of our democratic society, our commitment to human rights and human dignity, to equality, to peace and to justice. … Violence against women has become more than a national crisis. It is a crime against our common humanity.” - President Cyril Ramaphosa, September 5, 2019

April 9, 2019  South Africa: Politicians Scapegoating Immigrants
    In what became a debate amongst a small group of residents [in Alexandra], another resident Kabelo Tsotetsi, defended immigrants, saying they were starting their own businesses and not taking jobs from South Africans. Tsotetsi said: “Our government doesn’t make it easy for foreigners to live here, they don’t get help. They come from countries where they are severely oppressed and they come here and face the same struggles as us. We are all Africans fighting for our dignity.” - GroundUp, April 3, 2019

January 15, 2018  South Africa/USA: Inequality is Extreme and Still Rising
December 11, 2017  Africa/Global: Paradise Papers, Plus
June 6, 2017  South Africa: #Guptaleaks - Will Heads Roll?
April 3, 2017  South Africa: Rising Outcry for Zuma to Go
March 6, 2017  South Africa: Targeting Immigrants, Again
January 23, 2017  South Africa: State Capture & Energy Policy
September 7, 2016  South Africa: From #FeesMustFall to Budget Battles
September 7, 2016  South Africa: Post "Post-Apartheid"?
February 1, 2016  Africa/Global: Accounting Tricks with Coca-Cola
October 6, 2015  South Africa/Global: Piketty says "Tax the Rich"
June 30, 2015  South Africa: Marikana Perspectives, 2
June 30, 2015  South Africa: Marikana Perspectives, 1
April 22, 2015  South Africa: Saying No to Xenophobia
March 30, 2015  South Africa: Energy Futures Contested
October 30, 2014  South Africa: In Africa? Or Not?
June 1, 2014  South Africa: Disappearing Diamond Revenue
May   5, 2014  South Africa: Views from the Left
January 21, 2014  South Africa: Renewables Rising, Coal Still King
August 5, 2013  South Africa: The Marikana Syndrome
Sep   6, 2012  South Africa: The Price of Platinum
Sep   6, 2012  South Africa: The Marikana Era?
Apr   4, 2012  Africa: BRICS Stepping Up on Global Health
Jul   5, 2011  South Africa: Taking Leadership in AIDS Fight
Oct   7, 2010  South Africa: Post-Apartheid Poverty & Inequality
Oct   3, 2010  South Africa: Media Matters
Aug   6, 2010  South Africa: Xenophobia & Civil Society
May 31, 2010  South Africa: Israel/Apartheid Connections
Mar 23, 2010  South Africa: Coal-Fired Denialism
Dec 15, 2009  South Africa: 30+ New Books
May 14, 2009  Africa: New Books 2009
May 20, 2008  South Africa: Migrants under Attack
Apr 28, 2008  South Africa: Women, AIDS, and Violence, 2
Apr 28, 2008  South Africa: Women, AIDS, and Violence, 1
Nov 25, 2007  South Africa: & India & Brazil
Oct 30, 2007  South Africa: RIP Lucky Dube
Aug 14, 2007  South Africa: AIDS Action Relapse
Dec 22, 2006  South Africa: Water for All?
Feb 16, 2006  South Africa: New AIDS Statistics
Jun 11, 2005  South Africa: AIDS Treatment Update
Feb 22, 2005  South Africa: Mortality Statistics, AIDS Action
Nov 29, 2004  South Africa: Poverty Debate
Aug   19 2004  South Africa: Apartheid Reparations Update
Aug   9, 2004  South Africa: AIDS Treatment Update
Nov 23, 2003  South Africa: AIDS Treatment Green Light

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

August 12, 2019  Africa/Global: Tax Avoidance 101
August 12, 2019  Africa/Global: #MauritiusLeaks Reveals Tax Dodges
July 29, 2019  Africa/Global: Agribusiness vs. Agroecology
July 15, 2019  Africa/Global: New Horizon for Off-Grid Solar
June 19, 2019  AfricaFocus Updates: Sudan, Ebola, Mozambique
May 27, 2019  Africa/Global: World Bank Ramps Up Attack on Small Farmers

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2003-08-08 South Africa: AIDS Treatment Breakthrough
2003-05-09 South Africa: AIDS Denialism Speech
2003-04-15 South Africa: Treatment Action Update
2003-03-24 South Africa: AIDS Treatment Action
2003-02-24 South Africa: Apartheid Reparations Update
2002-11-12 South Africa: Apartheid Debt & Reparations, 2
2002-11-12 South Africa: Apartheid Debt & Reparations, 1
2001-11-06 South Africa: Tutu on War and Poverty
2001-10-16 South Africa: AIDS Mortality Report
2001-06-19 South Africa: World Bank Bond Boycott
2001-04-03 South Africa: Sexual Violence in Schools
1999-12-12 South Africa: Arms Purchases
1999-08-22 South Africa: Gender Inequality
1998-11-05 South Africa: Higher Education
1998-10-20 South Africa: Poverty Hearings
1998-09-15 South Africa: Gender Statistics
1997-08-13 South Africa: Women and Violence
1996-11-17 South Africa: Ban Landmines Campaign
1996-08-23 South Africa: TRC and Gender
1996-06-13 South Africa: APIC on USAID
1996-05-10 South Africa: Truth Commission
1996-05-07 South Africa: Labor Statement (Excerpts,2)false
1996-05-07 South Africa: Labor Statement (Excerpts,1)false
1995-11-24 South Africa: Violence against Women
1995-01-18 South Africa: Indemnities by Former Regime

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