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Climate action for Africa in 2023: three big developments

30th November 2023 2023 is highly likely to be the hottest year ever recorded. And climate change is to blame for one-quarter of the global population being exposed... 

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Low emissions and economic survival – countries in the global south aren’t getting a fair deal

30th November 2023 In 2015, more than 140 countries signed up to the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. For countries in the global south this is a huge... 

Sharpeville: new research on 1960 South African massacre shows the number of dead and injured was massively undercounted

Sharpeville: new research on 1960 South African massacre shows the number of dead and injured was massively undercounted

29th November 2023 On 21 March 1960 at 13:40 in the afternoon, apartheid South Africa’s police opened fire on a peaceful crowd of about 4 000 residents of... 

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Africa’s new online foreign exchange system will enable cross-border payments in local currencies – what you need to know

28th November 2023 The high cost of making cross border payments on the African continent has driven governments on the continent to seek options of settling trade... 

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South Africa and renewable energy: a 12-year-old programme offers insights for countries moving to cleaner power sources

28th November 2023 There are many unknowns about how societies will manage the climate transition. And the associated energy transition from fossil fuel-based energy... 

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South Africa’s immigration proposals are based on false claims and poor logic – experts

24th November 2023 The South African government recently issued a long-awaited policy statement – called a White Paper – outlining proposed changes to the country’s... 

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South African politicians vs judges: new book defends the constitution

23rd November 2023 In 1994, South Africa became a democracy founded on a supreme constitution. The constitution’s preamble affirms the nation’s quest to establish a... 

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300 000 Tanzanians were killed by Germany during the Maji-Maji uprising – it was genocide and should be called that

22nd November 2023 Political actors in Tanzania have in recent years demanded compensation from Germany for colonial atrocities committed in the early 20th century.... 

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Antibiotic resistance causes more deaths than malaria and HIV/Aids combined. What Africa is doing to fight this silent epidemic

22nd November 2023 Each year antimicrobial resistance – the ability of microbes to survive agents designed to kill them – claims more lives than malaria and HIV/Aids... 

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A free messaging app seemed useful for disadvantaged South African students: why they didn’t agree

22nd November 2023 South African higher education is plagued by inequalities due to the social and economic legacies of apartheid. More than 50% of enrolment in... 

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