Zimbabwe:Tensions Simmer As Crunch Vote Nears

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe’s political parties are trudging along towards the July 30 elections to choose a new administration, although there is simmering tension over state media bias, the role of the military and disgruntlement about the shortcomings by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), which opposition parties still feel could be deliberately undermining conditions for free and fair elections.

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South Africa:Can Subsidised Rentals Help Solve the Housing Crisis?

[GroundUp] The housing shortage has come to a head this year with a massive increase in land occupations. For example in Cape Town in 2017 the Anti-Land Invasion Unit removed 15,000 “illegal structures”. Just in the first four months of 2018 this number is already 26,000.

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