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Why the World Bank's optimism about global poverty misses the point

Why the World Bank's optimism about global poverty misses the point

18th October 2018 The World Bank’s latest annual report on poverty and shared prosperity has an unsurprisingly positive message that only 10% of the world’s... 

Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms

Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms

18th October 2018 The curriculum is not just the “stuff” that students must learn to be knowledgeable and skilled in a particular discipline. It’s about more than... 

 Africa’s trade contradictions could cost the continent

Africa’s trade contradictions could cost the continent

By: African News Agency      18th October 2018 The future of Africa will be significantly shaped by two major accords: the post-Cotonou Agreement with the European Union (EU) and the African... 

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Pik Botha and Namibia: ambiguities and contradictions

Pik Botha and Namibia: ambiguities and contradictions

17th October 2018 Roelof “Pik” Botha, South Africa’s foreign minister under apartheid, who has died at the age of 86, was a man of contradictions. He could, for... 

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

16th October 2018 The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to reaffirm the bond through... 

Informal economies are diverse: South African policies need to recognise this

Informal economies are diverse: South African policies need to recognise this

16th October 2018 South Africa is currently mulling over ideas and agreements that recently came out of a two-day jobs summit. The country is losing the battle... 

 South Africans are feeling more and more unsafe

South Africans are feeling more and more unsafe

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th October 2018 Crime in South Africa is rising, and understandably, people feel unsafe – in their streets, their parks and their homes. Solutions to crime don’t... 

Here’s how SA can tackle homelessness

Here’s how SA can tackle homelessness

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th October 2018 A walk through Johannesburg’s metropolitan area highlights the glaring reality of homelessness in South Africa. Reasons for why and how people... 

 The role of women in West Africa’s violent extremist groups

The role of women in West Africa’s violent extremist groups  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th October 2018 Women’s involvement in Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad Basin is well known. However their role in the activities of the Group for the Support... 

South Africa won't create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact

South Africa won't create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact

12th October 2018 Nearly a week has passed since South Africa’s 2018 jobs summit. The two-day gathering produced some useful agreements between the social partners:... 

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