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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... 

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... 

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How the SKA telescope is boosting South Africa's knowledge economy

How the SKA telescope is boosting South Africa's knowledge economy

31st May 2018 We’re living in a time when data and knowledge have become key resources for economic development. Developed economies have recognised this and... 

Local government in South Africa is in crisis. How it can be fixed

Local government in South Africa is in crisis. How it can be fixed

30th May 2018 Most of South Africa’s 257 municipalities are in a disastrous financial position. According to the country’s Auditor General, only 33 (13%) are in... 

Land reform and hunger in South Africa: why the two go hand in hand

Land reform and hunger in South Africa: why the two go hand in hand

30th May 2018 The land reform debate in South Africa is dominated by a political agenda. This is a pity because other more relevant economic viewpoints on the... 

South Africa needs to reverse corporate capture of agricultural policy

South Africa needs to reverse corporate capture of agricultural policy

29th May 2018 South Africans are embroiled in heated debates about the expropriation of agricultural land. But very little space is being devoted to how the... 

The remarkable story of hope: how attitudes to drug-resistant TB changed

The remarkable story of hope: how attitudes to drug-resistant TB changed

28th May 2018 The informal settlement of Khayelitsha in Cape Town is the latest site of a multi country trial that aims to transform the treatment for... 

Remembering South Africa's catastrophe: the 1948 poll that heralded apartheid

Remembering South Africa's catastrophe: the 1948 poll that heralded apartheid

25th May 2018 In the backdrop of extensive media coverage of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel – commemorated by Palestinians as the... 

Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

24th May 2018 In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy. The aim was to phase out smaller low cost housing projects of a... 

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