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    Southern African Development Community’s governance in tatters as Swazi King elected chair

    Friday, August 26th, 2016

    Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) argues that, by allowing Swaziland to be its new Chair, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has severely harmed its credibility. SADC will hold its 36th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government in

    The Marikana Massacre: four years on

    Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

    Between 11-16 August 2012, 44 people were killed around the Marikana platinum mine, near Rustenburg, about 2 hours north-west of Johannesburg. 34 miners who had gone on strike were

    Zambia Presidential Elections: Incumbent declared winner in disputed vote

    Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

    Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu has been declared the winner of a closely fought presidential election, but the result was immediately challenged

    Zambia: Elections 11 August 2016

    Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

    Zambia goes to the polls on Thursday 11 August to elect their president and parliament. It is only 18 months since the last presidential elections in January 2015 as it took place following the death

    National Women’s Day in South Africa – 9 August 2016

    Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

    Today, a public holiday in South Africa, marks Women’s Day. Inaugurated in 1994, this day commemorates the

    South Africa local elections: ANC remains the largest party but loses control of several major cities

    Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

    Summary points from the South Africa local government elections held on 3 August. The African National Congress (ANC) has lost control of Nelson

    South Africans to vote in local elections

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

    South Africans will vote today (Wednesday 3 August) in local elections. South Africa’s local government