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South Africa’s plan to move away from coal: 8 steps to make it succeed

9th May 2024 The South African government’s Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan was launched in November 2023. It is a roadmap guiding the country away... 

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South Africa elections: Zuma’s MK Party has hit the campaign trail with provocative rhetoric and few clear policies

8th May 2024 Former South African president Jacob Zuma surprised many in December 2023 by declaring he’d canvass for a new rival to the African National... 

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South African elections: research explores how disillusioned ANC supporters might use their vote

7th May 2024 The African National Congress (ANC) has been in power since South Africa became a democracy in 1994. The party has been electorally dominant since... 

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US-Africa trade deal turns 25 next year: Agoa’s winners, losers and what should come next

7th May 2024 The African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) is a landmark piece of trade legislation enacted by the United States in 2000. Its goal is to promote... 

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South Africa’s national student financial aid scheme has helped millions but is in trouble: here’s why

6th May 2024 The board of South Africa’s National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has been dissolved by the country’s higher education and training... 

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African countries can’t resolve their debt crisis under a system rigged against them

6th May 2024 The debt situation in many African countries has escalated again to a critical juncture. Twenty are in, or at risk of, debt distress. Three... 

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Waste pickers play a key role in the fight against plastic pollution – insights from South Africa into how their voices can be heard

3rd May 2024 Our addiction to plastics is trashing the planet, exacerbating global heating and threatening our very survival. Since 2022, the UN has been... 

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The challenges African election bodies face go beyond ‘democratic backsliding’ – analysis

3rd May 2024 Election management bodies are essential democratic institutions. To deliver national polls effectively, they need to be properly resourced,... 

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South Africa’s media have done good work with 30 years of freedom but need more diversity

2nd May 2024 In 1992, two years before the end of apartheid, Nelson Mandela bemoaned the state of South Africa’s print media. He said the media’s domination by... 

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South Africa’s Lemba people: how they view their Jewishness challenges Zionist ideas that identity is linked to one homeland

2nd May 2024 A man wearing a yarmulke stands on the edge of a hill, quietly taking in the landscape below as he considers his ancestors and their histories in... 

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