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How South Africa can disrupt its deeply rooted educational inequality

How South Africa can disrupt its deeply rooted educational inequality

6th October 2015 If one were to measure an education system’s strength purely on access, South Africa would be a schooling success story. Since the end of apartheid... 

Power to the people: renewable energy projects must be a collaborative effort

Power to the people: renewable energy projects must be a collaborative effort

6th October 2015 Renewable energy is finally a reality in South Africa’s electricity mix. The government’s renewable energy programme has procured 92 solar, wind,... 

What South Africa can do to harness a neglected resource – its oceans

What South Africa can do to harness a neglected resource – its oceans 

5th October 2015 The South African government plans to use the potential of the oceans economy to address the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.... 

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Why deans of universities need help to become better leaders

Why deans of universities need help to become better leaders

5th October 2015 University deans may be “the least studied and most misunderstood position anywhere in the world”, according to educationalist Walter Gmelch. Our... 

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... 

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... 

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