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To fix South Africa's dysfunctional state, ditch its colonial heritage

To fix South Africa's dysfunctional state, ditch its colonial heritage

3rd July 2018 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently made an astonishing statement: that the country’s governance is collapsing. It takes extraordinary... 

The long and short of South African school commutes: a case study

The long and short of South African school commutes: a case study

2nd July 2018 Education enables social mobility. This is particularly true in a context of high inequality and high unemployment, such as South Africa. This is... 

South Africa's universal health care plan falls short of fixing an ailing system

South Africa's universal health care plan falls short of fixing an ailing system

29th June 2018 South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has finally gazetted the bill detailing an ambitious plan to roll out universal health care in the... 

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David Goldblatt: photographer who found the human in an inhuman social landscape

David Goldblatt: photographer who found the human in an inhuman social landscape

28th June 2018 World renowned and revered South African photographer David Goldblatt has died at the age of 87. He became a photographer at the age of 18 and... 

Scene is set for interesting contest in Zimbabwe's upcoming poll

Scene is set for interesting contest in Zimbabwe's upcoming poll

27th June 2018 Zimbabweans are heading to the polls on July 30. They will be making their decisions not only on what appears to be a dramatically changed... 

South Africa must focus on its kids to meet UN development goals targets

South Africa must focus on its kids to meet UN development goals targets

26th June 2018 There have been several vast improvements in the lives of South Africa’s children in recent years. Close to 90% of children now have access to... 

Police strategy to reduce violent crime in South African could work. Here's how

Police strategy to reduce violent crime in South African could work. Here's how

21st June 2018 South Africa’s Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Commissioner Khehla Sitole recently announced a new “high density stabilisation... 

Why it's beneficial to organise smallholder farmers into groups

Why it's beneficial to organise smallholder farmers into groups

21st June 2018 The role of smallholder farmers has come under the spotlight in South Africa as the country navigates the tricky process of land reform.... 

The World Bank is finding new ways to understand South Africa's issues

The World Bank is finding new ways to understand South Africa's issues

18th June 2018 The latest World Bank report on South Africa is not only remarkable for the collaborative method it employed, but also for some of the conclusions... 

Capturing the Soweto Uprising: South Africa's most iconic photograph lives on

Capturing the Soweto Uprising: South Africa's most iconic photograph lives on

18th June 2018 Sam Nzima, the photographer who captured the iconic image of the 1976 Soweto Uprising passed awayon May 12, 2018. The photograph was one of six... 

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