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Dry weather hits southern Africa’s farmers, putting key maize supplies at risk: how to blunt the impact

6th March 2024 South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe have recently published reports indicating a potential decline in grain harvest because of intense El... 

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Cost-of-living crisis: experts share 3 survival tips

5th March 2024 The price increases for essential goods such as food, petrol and household utilities are a global concern, but the region most hurt by the surge in... 

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Big companies, like Nestlé, are funding health research in South Africa - why this is wrong

4th March 2024 In 2021, the director of the African Research University Alliance Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of Pretoria was appointed... 

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Ali Hassan Mwinyi: the Tanzanian former president who oversaw the transition to market economy

4th March 2024 Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzania’s second president who has died aged 98, pushed through tough economic and political reforms that transformed the East... 

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DRC-Rwanda crisis: what’s needed to prevent a regional war

1st March 2024 In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South African, Burundian and Tanzanian troops are fighting against the Rwandan army, which... 

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South Africa’s business students want their own industry superheroes and success stories in the syllabus – study

1st March 2024 In the past few years there’s been much discussion globally about the need to decolonise education. Decolonisation is the process of undoing the... 

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Climate change: alarming Africa-wide report predicts 30% drop in crop revenue, 50 million without water

29th February 2024 African countries will suffer significant economic loss after 2050 if global warming is not limited to below 2°C, a new study by the Center for... 

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Why developing countries must unite to protect the WTO’s dispute settlement system

29th February 2024 The World Trade Organisation’s dispute settlement mechanism has, for decades, provided stability and predictability to the resolution of disputes... 

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Johannesburg’s water crisis is getting worse – expert explains why the taps keep running dry in South Africa’s biggest city

28th February 2024 Since the latter part of 2023 hardly a week has gone by without some residents of Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial capital, losing their... 

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It took 16 years but South Africa has impeached a senior judge – who is Judge Hlophe and what went wrong?

28th February 2024 Former Western Cape judge president John Mandlakayise Hlophe has become one of the first two members of South Africa’s judiciary to be impeached... 

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