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Student protesters must move beyond hashtags to real change

Student protesters must move beyond hashtags to real change

27th November 2015 Protest movements are manifestos of a sort. Like manifestos, both political and aesthetic, they usually aim to create the support they need by... 

How South Africa can spread renewable energy to low income areas

How South Africa can spread renewable energy to low income areas

27th November 2015 There has been a rapid decline in the costs of solar and wind power, to such an extent that both technologies are now cheaper than nuclear or coal.... 

China-Africa summit – what to look for beyond the hype and hyprocricy

China-Africa summit – what to look for beyond the hype and hyprocricy

26th November 2015 Beijing’s selection of South Africa to host the China-Africa heads of state summit may indicate China’s President Xi Jinping’s personal commitment... 

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Homo naledi may be two million years old (give or take)

Homo naledi may be two million years old (give or take)

26th November 2015 There has been global interest in the announcement of new fossils from a cave called Rising Star in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in... 

Why Gaudeamus igitur has no place at graduations in African

Why Gaudeamus igitur has no place at graduations in African

26th November 2015 If you have attended a university graduation ceremony, or even just watched one in a movie, you will recognise Gaudeamus igitur. This Latin song... 

South Africa isn't managing mental illness, particularly for the poor

South Africa isn't managing mental illness, particularly for the poor

26th November 2015 Mental health conditions, disorders and diseases are rarely on the frontline of health regulations and international health agendas. But global... 

How thrift and credit societies can help Africa promote entrepreneurship

How thrift and credit societies can help Africa promote entrepreneurship

26th November 2015 Lack of funding is one of the major challenges in the development of micro enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. One of the ways small business... 

Massive road and rail projects could be Africa’s greatest environmental challenge

Massive road and rail projects could be Africa’s greatest environmental challenge

26th November 2015 Africa’s natural environments and spectacular wildlife are about to face their biggest challenge ever. In a paper published today in Current... 

Ethiopia has cracked the problem of rural health, but its workers feel stuck

Ethiopia has cracked the problem of rural health, but its workers feel stuck

25th November 2015 Health extension workers have been vital in Ethiopia’s rural communities. They have introduced new mothers to the importance of child immunisation,... 

Marikana massacre – how South African journalism failed the test

Marikana massacre – how South African journalism failed the test

25th November 2015 Different narratives have emerged from media coverage of what happened in the build up to the Marikana massacre, what occurred on the day and what... 

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