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Cyril Ramaphosa – South Africa’s Redemption?

Whilst the rest of the world has merely watched Zuma resign and be replaced with ANC favourite Ramaphosa, what news outlets, BBC, CNN and...

The Name Game: Understanding the Macedonian Issue

Amidst a world climate wracked with political uncertainties, exacerbated by the ever-present Donald Trump and his adversary Kim Jon-un, a twenty-five-year dispute over something...

If it’s a Scottish play, why is it in German? ...

I ought to preface this review with the statement “I do not speak any German”. Although one of my personal goals for my year abroad...

Germany’s burqa ban: Merkel securitises her re-election platform

It is undeniable that the intermittent terror attacks that have plagued Europe last summer have had a lasting impact on Europe’s political dynamics, namely that...

South Africa’s University Riots: a plea for decolonisation?

Amidst the circus that was the US election, many other pressing issues have been marginalized. In particular, last month’s violent protests throughout universities in South...

When beer gets political – a look at Oktoberfest

Binge drinking is a concept commonly frowned upon amidst civilised societies and yet for two weeks from September through to October (17 September to 3 October)...