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How South Africa's services sector can help tackle poverty and inequality

How South Africa's services sector can help tackle poverty and inequality

5th June 2018 About two thirds of South Africa’s GDP now consists of contributions from the services sector, which ranges from banks and insurance companies to... 

South Africa wants to make history compulsory at school. But can it?

South Africa wants to make history compulsory at school. But can it?

4th June 2018 South Africa’s minister of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has released a report from a ministerial task team that recommends a major... 

 FemWise-Africa set to boost women’s role in peace processes

FemWise-Africa set to boost women’s role in peace processes

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th June 2018 High-level African Union (AU) mediation efforts have in the past included very few women. Almost all AU special envoys to conflict zones are men –... 

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 The power of parenting: how family bonds can prevent violence

The power of parenting: how family bonds can prevent violence

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th June 2018 Comprising just 800 families, Touwsranten in South Africa’s Western Cape province is the only place in the world in which every programme included... 

Nelson Mandela’s leadership-Part 1: the early years

Nelson Mandela’s leadership-Part 1: the early years

By: Raymond Suttner     4th June 2018 Despite the plethora of articles and books on Nelson Mandela, little is written on the precise qualities from which we can learn and possibly... 

Govt speaking with one voice on township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     1st June 2018 For a long time, successive governments in this country have struggled to characterised the township economy. It is not that they did not... 

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs

1st June 2018 Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector has reached a record-high. Spurred on by the United Nations’ goal to ensure modern energy... 

How South Africa is tightening its tobacco rules

How South Africa is tightening its tobacco rules

1st June 2018 South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has published a new tobacco control bill which, if passed into law, will tighten the grip on how... 

Liquid fuels in focus

Liquid fuels in focus

By: Terence Creamer     1st June 2018 With so much attention having been paid, correctly, to electricity in South Africa over the past ten-and-a-bit years other energy subsectors, such... 

 Taiwan has lost all its friends in Africa – except eSwatini

Taiwan has lost all its friends in Africa – except eSwatini

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st May 2018 You have to feel for Taiwan. Last week the tiny island state lost yet another African ally, Burkina Faso, to its very big brother Beijing. This... 

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