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History explains why black South Africans still mistrust vocational training

History explains why black South Africans still mistrust vocational training

10th September 2015 Africa’s universities are attracting more and more students each year. In some cases these numbers are being driven by government policies designed... 

South Africa fails to tackle its high foetal alcohol syndrome rate

South Africa fails to tackle its high foetal alcohol syndrome rate

9th September 2015 Although South Africa has the highest foetal alcohol syndrome rate in the world, government’s efforts to address the problem have been inadequate.... 

What South Africa will be sacrificing by hosting the Commonwealth Games

What South Africa will be sacrificing by hosting the Commonwealth Games 

8th September 2015 As a sports fan, I was disappointed to find myself thinking more about economics than track-and-field events after hearing that the South African... 

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Why the Commonwealth endures despite being written off by the left and the right

Why the Commonwealth endures despite being written off by the left and the right 

7th September 2015 The South African city Durban has made history by being named the first in Africa to host the Commonwealth Games since they started 85 years ago.... 

Why Biko's Black Consciousness philosophy resonates with youth today

Why Biko's Black Consciousness philosophy resonates with youth today

4th September 2015 Peter Gabriel’s song characterising the influence of Steve Biko is as apt today as it was in the 1980s: You can blow out a candle but you... 

How current measures underestimate the level of poverty in South Africa

How current measures underestimate the level of poverty in South Africa

3rd September 2015 Unlike many other countries, South Africa does not have one recognised “official” poverty line. Instead, a number of different thresholds are used,... 

Why South Sudanese adversaries signed a peace deal that they do not want

Why South Sudanese adversaries signed a peace deal that they do not want

3rd September 2015 On paper, the South Sudanese government led by President Salva Kiir and its armed opposition, commanded by former vice president Riek Machar, have... 

The lingering, unspoken pain of white youth who fought for apartheid

The lingering, unspoken pain of white youth who fought for apartheid

2nd September 2015 The legacies of apartheid in South Africa can only be understood by making sense of the complexities of the past. This includes recognising what... 

African Development Bank must gear up for a more proactive role

African Development Bank must gear up for a more proactive role

1st September 2015 Africa’s only regional bank, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has come a long way since its near collapse in 1995. It now reflects its... 

Why al-Bashir's visit to the UN presents the US with a diplomatic challenge

Why al-Bashir's visit to the UN presents the US with a diplomatic challenge

1st September 2015 Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s planned visit to the United Nations in New York this month presents US President Barack Obama’s government with... 

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