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Dissecting the notion of place in society

Are you living in the place to be, 'displaced in place' or within the confines of a social category? These are some of the questions that Sarah Bracking's conversation with Jim Igoe yearn to dissect.

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KwaZulu-Natal: Electricity, Him and Ubuntu (part 3)

Shauna and her colleague Simon, who is quite the ladies' man, are on a mission to dissect an energy sector initiative that binds the national electricity utility and a private company together in a murky concession agreement. Some remote areas of the KwaZulu-Natal province are laden with inadequate electricity services and underdevelopment in a backdrop of partnerships among "parties that have no communication whatsoever", and Shauna wants to get to the bottom of it. Following a number of spats, one of which makes Shauna feel like a "prize idiot", the two colleagues evoke the philosophies of Ubuntu.

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Paul Mashatile, Zuma's other headache

Paul Mashatile/ all rights reservedPresident Jacob Zuma's campaign team is keeping a close watch on Paul Shipokosa Mashatile, the chairman of the African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng Province, the country's economic hub, and for a good reason. 

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KwaZulu-Natal: Electricity, Him and Ubuntu (part 2)

Shauna and her colleague Simon, who is quite the ladies' man, are on a mission to dissect an energy sector initiative that binds the national electricity utility and a private company together in a murky concession agreement. Some remote areas of the KwaZulu-Natal province are laden with inadequate electricity services and underdevelopment in a backdrop of partnerships among "parties that have no communication whatsoever", and Shauna wants to get to the bottom of it. Following a number of spats, one of which makes Shauna feel like a "prize idiot", the two colleagues evoke the philosophies of Ubuntu.

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People to watch in South Africa in 2012

The jostling over the ANC's leadership positions over the past few years has forced a host of new names and faces to emerge.

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Private sector corruption

What is private sector corruption? A flippant answer would be anything that the losing party in a job or tender selection process says it is, since there is that old saying that one person's corruption (or patronage, nepotism) is another's rightful meritocracy!

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Zuma's gamble against Malema

Zuma and Malema in 2008/Photo/ReutersThe president's decision to act against the ANC Youth League will cost him some support and has created divisions within the ruling party. But there are still powerful interest groups behind him

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South Africa: KwaZuma-Natal

Photo/Siphiwe Wsibeko/Reuters

With political battles looming on every front, President Jacob Zuma is counting on allies in his home province to deliver him a second term 
in 2012 



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South Africa: ?Soul searching for the ANC???

The party of liberation still has the support of most voters, but recent elections showed minority groups migrating to the opposition?

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South Africa: Zuma and the new barons of BEE

There will be some big losers among those who benefited from the first waves of black economic empowerment as the economy enters rougher waters

 

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