The Conversation Africa SA avoided dreaded junk status. But the economy is far from healthy

Credit rating agencies are dangerous institutions. Their mistakes can be catastrophic to investors and the broader economy, writes PATRICK BOND.

The Conversation Africa The filter bubble isn't just Facebook's fault - it's yours

Research shows the lack of diverse political views on your Facebook feed is more down to self-censorship than any algorithm. THE CONVERSATION AFRICA.

Angelo Fick Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: beyond memorials towards the work of honour

Angelo Fick considers he necessity of remembering Nelson Mandela's intellectual and political legacy beyond the nationalist clichés and rigid monuments.

The Conversation Africa How the pursuit of carbon and fossil fuels harms vulnerable communities

Developing countries and low lying island states are among the most defenceless in the context of a changing climate, writes KRISTEN LYONS.

Daily Maverick Riah Phiyega finally on the ropes; what about the others?

Riah Phiyega will not return as SAPS commissioner. Soon, she will take the fall not for Marikana itself, but for her failure to cover her tracks. By GREG NICOLSON.

The Conversation Africa Trump's leadership traits are bad news for democrats in Africa

At this stage, Africans might benefit more from an assessment of Donald Trump the man we already know, writes JOHN J STREMLAU.

The Conversation Africa Zuma's refusal to quit puts SA economy on weaker footing

The ANC’s failure to remove the president or outline a plan to bring him to book suggests that the party is not serious about fostering accountability says ONGAMA MTIMKA.

The Conversation Africa Can South Africans be friends across 'racial' boundaries? Yes and no.

Because of our history, this moral and practical question is especially directed at white people. Friendship should and must be of great ethical and philosophical concern for white

Daily Maverick Mashaba's Joburg turns 100 days old, and politics begin

Joburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba delivered a speech on his first 100 days in office and it’s the first serious indication of where the coalition government is going.

The Conversation Africa South Africa must tackle dominant firms to achieve better wealth distribution

The focus on “state capture” in South Africa has tended to divert attention from a deeper question, write SIMON ROBERTS and TAMARA PAREMOER.

The Conversation Africa Colombia plane crash brings tragic halt to the fairytale rise of football club Chapecoense

Out of respect for those who died in the Chapecoense disaster, it may be too early to contemplate the crash’s ramifications. By SIMON CHADWICK.

The Conversation Africa Leading African academics quiz Bill Gates on HIV/AIDS and the role of philanthropy

BILL GATES answers questions from several African academics about HIV/AIDS on the continent.

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