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12th October 2015 Nelson Mandela’s life and writings reveal his fascination with education. The late statesman’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, often profiles... →
12th October 2015 Foundation essay: Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. South Africa is in many ways a... →
12th October 2015 Two out of every three Africans – a staggering 620 million people – do not have access to modern energy. And lack of energy is just one of many... →
12th October 2015 Up to 70% of households in South Africa’s informal settlements skip meals or eat the same meal on most days. The breadwinners also regularly... →
9th October 2015 Recent research suggests that two thirds of deaths across the world are unrecorded. In addition, unrecorded deaths occur more frequently among... →
9th October 2015 Recently, world leaders gathered in New York to commit to the new sustainable development goals. For the first time, a specifically urban goal is... →
9th October 2015 Engineers will play a vital role in meeting the challenges laid out by the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Their skills, and... →
9th October 2015 Africa is experiencing a massive flow of people into urban areas. This is happening in major urban centres such as Lagos, Accra and Dar es Salaam... →
9th October 2015 Africa is often said to be the oral continent. This is a persistent stereotype which maintains that people in rural sub-Saharan Africa mainly... →
8th October 2015 There is something unmistakably common in Africa: the continent’s ageing and long-serving presidents. Its five longest presidencies stretch between... →