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Assessing the Effectiveness of South Africa's Social Grant System

In recent years, the South African government has implemented many social grant programs, providing financial relief to almost half of the population (Over 25 Million). While these initiatives aim to ...
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Stéphane Séjourné said that the Jewish state should not be accused of genocide. Is there any legal basis or support from politicians? [closed]

Last week, French politician Stéphane Séjourné responded to a question from Danièle Obono, a member of France's lower house of parliament, and replied that "To accuse the Jewish state of genocide ...
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What factors have led the ANC to continue getting a majority of votes?

South Africa is due to have national elections this year. It is possible that the ANC will still get a majority of votes as they have in every other election since independence. But some have argued ...
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Why is it that South Africa specifically is taking Israel to the ICJ on claims of genocide?

As per recent news, South Africa has brought to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a claim that Israel has genocidal intent in its 2023 war in Gaza: South Africa seeks to prove that the ...
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How can an International Court of Justice order to stop the war in Gaza be enforced?

In the expected upcoming case, where South Africa accuses Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza, if South Africa wins and the court rules to stop the war, how can such an order be ...
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Did any country lambast or criticize South Africa's ICJ application against Israel except the U.S. and Israel?

The Biden regime rose to defend its staunch ally Israel. U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby lambasted South Africa’s ICJ application as “meritless, counterproductive and completely ...
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Have any Western countries issued statements in support of South Africa for its actions against Israel?

South Africa’s request for an interim measure by the international court of justice to prevent Israel from committing acts of potential genocide – primarily by calling for a halt to combat operations –...
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Why didn't Putin attend the BRICS summit in person?

Why didn't Putin attend the BRICS summit in person? I understand that the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against him, but isn't it insulting to Putin and the South African ...
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Why are education and poverty strongly correlated in South Africa?

As you can read in this statistics paper, in South Africa, the share of individuals attending school and the share of low-income women-led households is strongly correlated. Why?
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What racial classifications systems are used for affirmative action in the Republic of South Africa?

Affirmative Action, in the context of race, ethnicity, etc. can cover a variety of measures such as simple non-discrimination (depending on definitions this might not be classed as "affirmative ...
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Why does South Africa support Nicolás Maduro?

After going through this article on Wikipedia I have learnt that South Africa supports Nicolás Maduro, while most African nations have made no statements and few have maintained neutrality. What is it ...
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Did Pat Buchanan want to be ambassador to South Africa to support apartheid?

I read that Pat Buchanan wanted to be the ambassador to South Africa. Was it for the sake of helping maintain apartheid?
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Why do the U.S. (and other republics) not have separate capital cities for each branch of government?

Background In South Africa, the cities of Bloemfontein, Cape Town, and Johannesburg are the seats of power for the Judicial, Legislative, and Executive branches of government. In the United States ...
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What was the legal basis for the arrest of Gerald Bull by the UN in South Africa?

https://www.damninteresting.com/project-babylon-gerald-bulls-downfall/ lives up to its name, being indeed a damn interesting summary of the career of supergun engineer Gerald Bull. The one part I'm ...
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Why did South African soldiers choose EO over UNITA?

This is a question concerning Executive Outcomes and UNITA. I concede this question is slightly Tom Clancy-esque, but I think now that these events have been largely declassified all these decades ...
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What are the true statistics on farm murders in South Africa

For the most part the ones pushing the idea that white farmers are under assault by the black majority is the organization Afriforum. At first other organizations tried to debunk their stats and ...
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What was the motivation for South Africa to develop its defense sector?

South Africa has an innovative and capable defense industry. They are also exporting their products. But, I am curious about their motivation. What was the motivation for South Africa to develop its ...
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Why aren't Western nations protesting South Africa's blatant discrimination against Caucasian farmers?

According to The Independent: South Africa‘s parliament has passed a motion that could lead to the seizure of land from white farmers without paying them compensation. Passed by an overwhelming ...
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Was Nelson Mandela a terrorist?

I stumbled upon this website and I thought this website was pretty interesting. I think this question is relevant to politics, since this is all we hear about on the news. On the mainstream media, he'...
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