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 To stop violence, we must raise our children differently

To stop violence, we must raise our children differently

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th December 2018 Biology shapes violence. In a significant review of the literature, Robert Sapolsky shows that human actions are shaped by environmental stimuli... 

 Gabon’s Constitutional Court again protects the ruling party

Gabon’s Constitutional Court again protects the ruling party

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th December 2018 On 14 November, Gabon’s Constitutional Court president Marie-Madeleine Mborantsuo announced a constitutional amendment addressing instances when... 

Do 49% of men and 34.1% of women in South Africa smoke?

Do 49% of men and 34.1% of women in South Africa smoke?

By: Africa Check     5th December 2018 Does South Africa have a huge number of smokers? A tweet by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World says so: “49% of men and 34.1% of women in South... 

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Collaboration for Economic Growth

Collaboration for Economic Growth

4th December 2018 On 29th November 2018, the African Youth Development (AYD) Summit opened at the Pan African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa under the theme:... 

Mining offers SA an infrastructure solution

Mining offers SA an infrastructure solution

4th December 2018 South Africa is generally woefully prepared for the future. Back in 2015, conservative estimates put SA at having “R1.5-trillion in infrastructure... 

The G20’s Africa problem

The G20’s Africa problem

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      4th December 2018 Although the G20 has made a limited effort to broaden its engagement with Africa in recent years, it has yet to include Africans in discussions of... 

Yes, China is Kenya’s biggest trading partner – but it’s not a balanced trade

Yes, China is Kenya’s biggest trading partner – but it’s not a balanced trade

By: Africa Check     4th December 2018 Kenya’s trade with China is rarely far from the headlines. The latest is a widely reported claim that China could seize Kenya’s assets over debt.... 

For Comrade Mendi Msimang

For Comrade Mendi Msimang

4th December 2018 I grew up in front of you, you held me in your arms, our families inextricably linked, during those frigid years of exile. 

Ode to Gaza – A poem

Ode to Gaza – A poem

3rd December 2018 We seal our mouths, lips sewn shut, the complicity hushed, furiously wagging silent tongues shushed, 

What is at stake in demanding formal educational qualifications in democratic politics?

What is at stake in demanding formal educational qualifications in democratic politics?

By: Raymond Suttner     3rd December 2018 Factional battles as well as tensions over white control in the DA appear to have led to a focus on the DA Chief Whip in the National Assembly,... 

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