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African democracy update: satisfaction remains elusive for many

African democracy update: satisfaction remains elusive for many

16th September 2015 The African Union Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance expresses the commitment of signatory governments to “human rights and democratic... 

How Africa can instil entrepreneurship as a tool of development

How Africa can instil entrepreneurship as a tool of development

15th September 2015 Over the past 20 years, Africa has been steadily growing and is expected remain one of the fast growing regions in the near future. Central to this... 

Data remains an expensive luxury in Africa but free internet may not come free

Data remains an expensive luxury in Africa but free internet may not come free

15th September 2015 The greatest barrier to extending internet use in South Africa, and indeed in most African countries, is the cost of data. In South Africa one... 

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France is forging new relations with its former colonies, but old habits die hard

France is forging new relations with its former colonies, but old habits die hard

15th September 2015 As most Francophone African countries celebrate their 55 years of independence this year, this may be a good time to reassess relations between... 

Geothermal technology is expensive, but it should still be part of South Africa's energy mix

Geothermal technology is expensive, but it should still be part of South Africa's energy mix

14th September 2015 South Africa, the leading carbon emitter in Africa, has geothermal resources that can be used to generate electricity and reduce its carbon... 

South Africa: a dangerous place to be poor, black and a woman

South Africa: a dangerous place to be poor, black and a woman

11th September 2015 On paper, women in South Africa ought to enjoy the highest status globally. But this has not translated into fundamental freedoms of dignity,... 

Food insecurity is more than just severe hunger

Food insecurity is more than just severe hunger

10th September 2015 Food insecurity in Africa has for too long been muddled with hunger, conjuring up images of famines in Ethiopia in the 1980s, Malawi in the 1990s... 

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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