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20 February 2017
                       
 
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16 Feb 2017
 
 
Not #healthyliving: Why these City of Joburg tweets are nonsense
AFRICA CHECK
Known for its quips and humorous tweets, the City of Joburg’s content on Twitter regularly brings a smile to many of its 438,000 followers. Besides providing information about municipal matters...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
 
 
What "decolonised education" should and shouldn't mean
THE CONVERSATION
University students in very different countries – South Africa, England and the US – argue that it’s time to decolonise higher education. What does this mean? What would acquiescing to the...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
What South Africa can do about youth unemployment in the short run
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s youth unemployment rates are now considered to be chronic. The latest figures show that about 48% of South Africans between 15 and 34 were unemployed in the third quarter of 2016....
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
BRICS wants to set up an alternative rating agency. Why it may not work
THE CONVERSATION
The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether it will prosper given the major challenges...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Politicians must account for the deaths of 94 psychiatric patients in South Africa
THE CONVERSATION
The local government minister for health in Gauteng, South Africa’s wealthiest province, resigned on Tuesday 31 January just before the release of a report into the deaths of 94 mental health...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
SGJ: Sherylle Dass says Sonke appoints Co-Executive Directors to lead the organisation into 2017 and beyond
STATEMENT
On behalf of the Board of Sonke Gender Justice, I am excited to share new developments in Sonke’s leadership structure. With effect from 1 January, 2017, Heather van Niekerk, previously Sonke’s...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
Mobilising youth, greater entrepreneurship key to unlocking job creation in Africa
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
With the continent facing a significant unemployment rate and with millions in need of jobs, local governments need to strengthen their relationships and build alliances within Group of 20 (G20)...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
Local social-impact centre ranks in top 5 globally
EDUCATION
South African social impact centre the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been profiled as one of five...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
Pan Macmillan SA: Advocate Thuli Madonsela is to publish her autobiography with Pan Macmillan South Africa
STATEMENT
Pan Macmillan South Africa is delighted to announce today that it will publish a memoir by Former Public Protector of South Africa, Advocate Thuli Madonsela. The book is a personal memoir covering...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
Is male chauvinism to blame for nearly 80% of road deaths in SA?
AFRICA CHECK
Sunshine and matric results are synonymous with South Africa’s festive season – as is the country’s road death toll, sadly. Between the 1st and 19th of December, 845 people died on South African...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Why junk status still hangs over South Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Although South Africa avoided a downgrade to non-investment grade, or junk status, in 2016, the country is not yet out of the woods and may be downgraded this year. The reasons for this are ongoing...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
Zuma’s ANC birthday speech: 6 claims fact-checked
AFRICA CHECK
South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), celebrated its 105th-anniversary last week. President Jacob Zuma delivered the party’s January 8th address in Soweto’s Orlando...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
THE CONVERSATION
The start of the academic year is looming in South Africa. The student protests that rocked most public universities’ campuses in 2016 – the second consecutive year of protests – died down long...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Africa is poised for sustainable growth and development. But there are risks
THE CONVERSATION
As we know, growth accelerations are pretty commonplace among developing countries. Economist Ricardo Haussman and his colleagues identified 83 growth accelerations of eight consecutive years at 2%...
 
 
15 Dec 2016
 
 
 
We, the People – Insights of an Activist Judge
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
This stirring collection of essays and talks by activist and former judge Albie Sachs is the culmination of more than 25 years of thought about constitution-making and non-racialism. Following the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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