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South Africa: why economic freedom is proving to be the ANC's undoing

South Africa: why economic freedom is proving to be the ANC's undoing 

5th October 2015 The conventional interpretation of economic freedom in the Western world refers to the freedom individuals have to work, produce, consume and... 

Counting every birth and death could make a difference to health inequities in Africa

Counting every birth and death could make a difference to health inequities in Africa

2nd October 2015 For many African countries and especially among poorer communities, when people die there is no trace in any official legal record or statistic. It... 

Why inequality matters – for the rich and the poor

Why inequality matters – for the rich and the poor

2nd October 2015 In the last decade there has been a renaissance in studies stressing the relevance of inequality worldwide, particularly in the aftermath of the... 

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Kenya's free education policy could actually be deepening inequality

Kenya's free education policy could actually be deepening inequality

2nd October 2015 There is a new brand of educational entrepreneur emerging in Nairobi’s slums: privately owned and run schools that promise particularly poor... 

How the new global goals can help drive systems to address health challenges better

How the new global goals can help drive systems to address health challenges better

1st October 2015 The fact that the sustainable development goals have only one solitary goal for health has been criticised by many. There are concerns that it... 

Why inequality will not be fixed with Pikettian posturing and distorted data

Why inequality will not be fixed with Pikettian posturing and distorted data

1st October 2015 In the hot ideological wars South Africans wage, perhaps none is as violent to the truth as the rejigging of the Gini coefficient measuring income... 

Making an African language compulsory at university may do more harm than good

Making an African language compulsory at university may do more harm than good

1st October 2015 The status of languages is a political hot potato on South Africa’s university campuses. The country’s minister of higher education and training... 

What drives corruption in Malawi and why it won't disappear soon

What drives corruption in Malawi and why it won't disappear soon

1st October 2015 It is now two years since Malawi was rocked by its biggest government corruption scandal in history. The systematic looting of public coffers by... 

FactCheck – is South Africa the most unequal society in the world?

FactCheck – is South Africa the most unequal society in the world?

1st October 2015 It is often said that South Africa is the most unequal society in the world. Business and Economy Editor Andile Makholwa put a few questions to... 

Faultlines in delivering good health care to poor people in South Africa

Faultlines in delivering good health care to poor people in South Africa

1st October 2015 Democracy in South Africa has brought about many gains in health care. Free care for pregnant women and children, free primary healthcare services... 

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