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The World Bank is finding new ways to understand South Africa's issues

The World Bank is finding new ways to understand South Africa's issues

18th June 2018 The latest World Bank report on South Africa is not only remarkable for the collaborative method it employed, but also for some of the conclusions... 

Capturing the Soweto Uprising: South Africa's most iconic photograph lives on

Capturing the Soweto Uprising: South Africa's most iconic photograph lives on

18th June 2018 Sam Nzima, the photographer who captured the iconic image of the 1976 Soweto Uprising passed awayon May 12, 2018. The photograph was one of six... 

What to look for when assessing South Africa's president, Ramaphosa

What to look for when assessing South Africa's president, Ramaphosa

15th June 2018 Now that Cyril Ramaphosa has served as South Africa’s president for more than three months, many pundits and ordinary citizens are assessing his... 

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Ramaphoria in South Africa: just a honeymoon, or the start of true love?

Ramaphoria in South Africa: just a honeymoon, or the start of true love?

13th June 2018 As 2017 drew to a close South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), had reached the nadir of its popularity with voters.... 

Africa takes steps to earn its stripes in using evidence to inform policy

Africa takes steps to earn its stripes in using evidence to inform policy

12th June 2018 Rigorous, reliable evidence should be used when making decisions for any society. That’s because the use of evidence helps decision makers to... 

There's a new way of measuring poverty in South Africa: Here's how it works

There's a new way of measuring poverty in South Africa: Here's how it works

12th June 2018 There’s more to understanding a country’s poverty levels than merely calculating how much or how little individuals earn. That’s why a method... 

Mandela centenary: South Africans must not let trifles undermine his legacy

Mandela centenary: South Africans must not let trifles undermine his legacy

11th June 2018 This year marks a century since liberation struggle hero and global statesman Nelson Mandela was born. Throughout 2018, celebrations and events are... 

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa can help resolve the Gaza crisis

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa can help resolve the Gaza crisis

8th June 2018 The gunning down by the Israeli army of protesting Palestinians at the Gaza border in May has drawn international condemnation. There’s also been... 

The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical -- and that's a problem

The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical -- and that's a problem

8th June 2018 History may soon be a compulsory school subject until Grade 12 in South Africa. A task team established by the country’s minister of basic... 

Biography of an ancestral river: a call to arms against exploitation in South Africa

Biography of an ancestral river: a call to arms against exploitation in South Africa

7th June 2018 Respected South African academic and author Jacklyn Cock’s deep love for the Kowie river is the key thread that runs throughout her new book,... 

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