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Land reform debate: what's missing according to South African farmers

Land reform debate: what's missing according to South African farmers

27th September 2018 Land reform remains one of South Africa’s most pressing unresolved issues. Attempts to address skewed ownership and economic participation... 

South African court frees cannabis from colonial and apartheid past

South African court frees cannabis from colonial and apartheid past

25th September 2018 A ruling by the South African Constitutional Court opens the way for decriminalising private use of cannabis, locally known as “dagga”. It marks a... 

South Africa's top court legalises the private use of marijuana. Why it's a good thing

South Africa's top court legalises the private use of marijuana. Why it's a good thing

20th September 2018 South Africa’s Constitutional Court has passed down a judgment that makes it legal for adults to cultivate and smoke marijuana in their homes. The... 

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The British Council's Mandela exhibition: history or corporate whitewash?

The British Council's Mandela exhibition: history or corporate whitewash?

19th September 2018 The “Mandela and Me” exhibition at the British Council in London marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth in 1918. The exhibition is sponsored... 

Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

18th September 2018 A commission of inquiry into corruption in South Africa is underway. How it goes about its work, and delivers on its mandate, will have profound... 

Does South Africa have a microplastics problem? Our research says yes

Does South Africa have a microplastics problem? Our research says yes

17th September 2018 The dangers of plastics, and more specifically microplastics, is increasingly grabbing the world’s attention. A growing body of research shows that... 

Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix 

17th September 2018 Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of Australia where nuclear power is banned. All the largest... 

South Africans come off second best as politicians play havoc with coalitions

South Africans come off second best as politicians play havoc with coalitions

14th September 2018 For the past two years political party coalitions have become the “new normal” in South African politics. They became a key feature in 2016 after... 

South Africa won't become less violent until it's more equal

South Africa won't become less violent until it's more equal 

13th September 2018 The release of crime statistics in South Africa always triggers great angst among ordinary citizens, and obfuscation on the part of the South... 

Peace prospects are much higher in the Horn of Africa. But obstacles remain

Peace prospects are much higher in the Horn of Africa. But obstacles remain

12th September 2018 It’s just five months since Abiy Ahmed took over as Ethiopian Prime Minister yet the pace of change in the Horn of Africa has been simply... 

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