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South Africa joins global charge to overhaul undergraduate economics

South Africa joins global charge to overhaul undergraduate economics

9th January 2019 Are universities teaching the right kind of economics? Are they equipping students with the right kind of skills? These are some of the questions... 

How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power

How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power

9th January 2019 Day after day Sudanese are taking to the streets to protest against the rule of Omar al-Bashir. The president, who himself seized power in 1989... 

What DRC's flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa

What DRC's flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa

8th January 2019 On December 30, 2018, 46-million citizens cast their votes in a historic election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There hasn’t been a peaceful... 

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What South Africa's matric pass rate means for universities

What South Africa's matric pass rate means for universities

8th January 2019 South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education announced a 2018 matric pass rate of 78.2% in the first week of January as well as a number of other... 

South Africa's electoral body has its work cut out to ensure legitimate 2019 poll

South Africa's electoral body has its work cut out to ensure legitimate 2019 poll

13th December 2018 South Africa is among relatively few African countries that hold regular democratic elections with high levels of integrity, enabling citizens to... 

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

12th December 2018 When you think of a country’s water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers.... 

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it 

11th December 2018 As the entrails of the era under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to... 

South Africa needs to refresh how it manages by-products from mining

South Africa needs to refresh how it manages by-products from mining

6th December 2018 To extract minerals from host rocks, mines grind down rock into fine sand. Once the mineral is extracted, most of this fine sand remains as a... 

Why under valuing families is a problem for South Africa's economy

Why under valuing families is a problem for South Africa's economy

3rd December 2018 A country’s wealth goes hand in hand with its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is the market value of goods and services over a defined period... 

South African taxpayers can't keep bailing out broken airline

South African taxpayers can't keep bailing out broken airline

30th November 2018 R21-billion: that’s how much South Africa’s beleaguered national carrier, South African Airways (SAA), says it needs to keep running. SAA has... 

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