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China's slowdown is a sign of middle-class gains, not a reason for panic

China's slowdown is a sign of middle-class gains, not a reason for panic

19th October 2015 It’s too easy to think China’s economy is in a downward spiral, given recent headlines in the US press, from “China’s Middle-Class Dreams in Peril”... 

South Africa mulls body cameras to improve police accountability, safety

South Africa mulls body cameras to improve police accountability, safety

16th October 2015 The argument for the use of police body cameras is gaining momentum in South Africa, amid growing demand for greater police accountability,... 

VW is not alone – How metrics gaming is commonplace in companies

VW is not alone – How metrics gaming is commonplace in companies

16th October 2015 The Volkswagen “dieselgate” story, in which the company helped their cars pass emissions tests under special conditions that they later failed when... 

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Of a cruel king and the bitter battle for the soul of South Africa's democracy

Of a cruel king and the bitter battle for the soul of South Africa's democracy

15th October 2015 Foundation essay: Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. Earlier this month, South... 

Here's how to measure – and deepen – change in South Africa's universities

Here's how to measure – and deepen – change in South Africa's universities

15th October 2015 Universities should be equitable learning spaces for people of all races, economic backgrounds and genders. In South Africa, creating such spaces –... 

Africa's youth and abundant arable land are a potential winning combination

Africa's youth and abundant arable land are a potential winning combination

15th October 2015 Sub-Saharan Africa has two abundant resources: its youth and agricultural land. With the youngest population globally and the largest share of the... 

How to rebuild higher education in countries torn apart by war

How to rebuild higher education in countries torn apart by war

14th October 2015 Universities are almost always among the casualties when a country goes to war. Ultimately, they become hotbeds of repression. As conflict deepens,... 

Why Africa is lagging behind in child vaccination

Why Africa is lagging behind in child vaccination

14th October 2015 Africa has made incredible improvements immunising children against preventable diseases such as polio, pneumonia, diphtheria, measles and... 

World's largest radio telescope must tap into Africa's fascination with night skies

World's largest radio telescope must tap into Africa's fascination with night skies

14th October 2015 The world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope, which is to be constructed in South Africa from 2017, has the potential to stimulate... 

Illegal guns fuel violent crime, wreak deadly havoc in South Africa

Illegal guns fuel violent crime, wreak deadly havoc in South Africa

14th October 2015 Police statistics in South Africa show a worrying trend: the increased use of illegal small arms and light weapons in the country’s growing problem... 

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