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Why African energy choices need to be low carbon: for the continent’s own sake

Why African energy choices need to be low carbon: for the continent’s own sake

29th September 2015 Africa is the poorest continent, with the fastest growing population. Rapid and sustained economic development is needed to overcome poverty. This... 

Homo naledi fossil discovery a triumph for open access and education

Homo naledi fossil discovery a triumph for open access and education

28th September 2015 Homo naledi has made headlines around the world as one of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made. The unprecedented sample of fossils... 

Distance learning can help women from poor backgrounds build careers

Distance learning can help women from poor backgrounds build careers

28th September 2015 Women in South Africa are in a far better position economically now than they were at the dawn of democracy two decades ago. This is thanks largely... 

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Steps southern Africa can take to reach the new development goals

Steps southern Africa can take to reach the new development goals

28th September 2015 When the Southern African Development Community (SADC) launched its cross-border HIV/AIDS initiative in 2012, mobile clinics were set up at border... 

How the US is expanding its fight against extremism in Africa

How the US is expanding its fight against extremism in Africa

28th September 2015 From the perspective of a US national security specialist, we live in a dark and gloomy world. Numerous worldwide threats exist across almost every... 

Why South Africa's tough new competition law is proving hard to implement

Why South Africa's tough new competition law is proving hard to implement 

25th September 2015 Changes to South Africa’s competition law have widened the scope for the country’s antitrust bodies to punish anti-competitive behaviour. But... 

Homo naledi: determining the age of fossils is not an exact science

Homo naledi: determining the age of fossils is not an exact science

25th September 2015 Age is nothing but a number when it comes to unravelling the relationships of species from our past. We do not know the actual geological age of... 

Sustainable development goals are in reach if African universities work together

Sustainable development goals are in reach if African universities work together

25th September 2015 By 2030, if the United Nations has its way, poverty will be history. Nobody will wake up or go to bed hungry. Cities and communities will be... 

Explainer: what are the UN sustainable development goals?

Explainer: what are the UN sustainable development goals?

25th September 2015 At the end of one of the largest summits at the United Nations headquarters in New York, government representatives from all over the world will... 

Universities need to manage hate speech, not stifle freedom of expression

Universities need to manage hate speech, not stifle freedom of expression 

25th September 2015 The wave of protests that has swept across South African universities in recent times reflects the undercurrent sociopolitical tensions of the... 

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