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Validating ‘the truth’ about SA’s education system

Validating ‘the truth’ about SA’s education system

By: Africa Check     25th April 2018 A South African Twitter account promises to “tell you the truth, no matter how hard it is to accept”. But are the education claims @Sowellnomics... 

Letter of concern: Ongoing Health Crisis in the North West Province

Letter of concern: Ongoing Health Crisis in the North West Province

24th April 2018 Currently there is a crisis in the provision of health care in the North West Province. This is a result of action taken by various groups who are... 

Why the film 'Winnie' met all the criteria of a good documentary

Why the film 'Winnie' met all the criteria of a good documentary

24th April 2018 In life as well as in death, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has sharply divided South Africans. This was evident in responses to a documentary about... 

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 Organised crime threatens Uganda’s thriving gold trade

Organised crime threatens Uganda’s thriving gold trade

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th April 2018 Gold has become one of Uganda’s top exports, but multiple questions surround this glittering trade. On 20 February, Uganda celebrated a year since... 

No way to tell that 70% of Nigerian inmates ‘have never been convicted’

No way to tell that 70% of Nigerian inmates ‘have never been convicted’

By: Africa Check     24th April 2018 Nigerian prisoners serving time in the UK may be deported home to finish their sentences in a new 112-bed wing of the Kirikiri prison complex in... 

Coverage of Sierra Leone's election reflected stereotypes, not reality

Coverage of Sierra Leone's election reflected stereotypes, not reality

23rd April 2018 Sierra Leone recently held peaceful presidential elections. But you would not know it from the media, which suggested that the country was... 

North-West uprising and restoring democratic values and practices

North-West uprising and restoring democratic values and practices

By: Raymond Suttner     23rd April 2018 It is a common occurrence during protests to have foreign-owned businesses, that is businesses owned by refugees from Africa or Asia (not the... 

 Will new legislation turn Kenya into a tax haven?

Will new legislation turn Kenya into a tax haven?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th April 2018 A recently passed law could make it easier for companies to dodge tax in Kenya. This could increase the rate of illicit financial flows and,... 

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

20th April 2018 At least 110-million of the 600-million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone... 

Why business should care about inequality

Why business should care about inequality

By: Terence Creamer     20th April 2018 South African business needs to sit up and take note of new analysis that not only confirms South Africa as the world’s most unequal country, but... 

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