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South Africa's new finance minister postpones tough decisions

South Africa's new finance minister postpones tough decisions

25th October 2018 South African finance minister Tito Mboweni’s 2018 medium-term budget policy statement brought no surprises. Standing before the National Assembly... 

Cartoonists can be an important voice of dissent: but they can also be divisive

Cartoonists can be an important voice of dissent: but they can also be divisive

24th October 2018 Rwanda has introduced legislation which criminalises the public humiliation or insult – through gestures, writings or cartoons – of national... 

Why South Africa can't make a massive shift to renewables - yet

Why South Africa can't make a massive shift to renewables - yet

24th October 2018 There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate... 

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How innovation can help end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

23rd October 2018 A United Nations initiative backed by global experts has set its sights on an ambitious programme to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The... 

South Africa's Democratic Alliance plays populist immigration card

South Africa's Democratic Alliance plays populist immigration card

23rd October 2018 As elsewhere in the world, migration is increasingly at the centre of South Africa’s public and political debate. For the first time, the country’s... 

South African journalism's problems are bigger than ethics: they're about ethos

South African journalism's problems are bigger than ethics: they're about ethos

22nd October 2018 When the editor of the Sunday Times in South Africa, Bongani Siqoko, published an apology in the newspaper earlier this month he surely set a new... 

Why the World Bank's optimism about global poverty misses the point

Why the World Bank's optimism about global poverty misses the point

18th October 2018 The World Bank’s latest annual report on poverty and shared prosperity has an unsurprisingly positive message that only 10% of the world’s... 

Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms

Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms

18th October 2018 The curriculum is not just the “stuff” that students must learn to be knowledgeable and skilled in a particular discipline. It’s about more than... 

Pik Botha and Namibia: ambiguities and contradictions

Pik Botha and Namibia: ambiguities and contradictions

17th October 2018 Roelof “Pik” Botha, South Africa’s foreign minister under apartheid, who has died at the age of 86, was a man of contradictions. He could, for... 

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

16th October 2018 The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to reaffirm the bond through... 

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