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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... 

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

18th April 2018 Africa is often imagined to be a place in which presidents can do whatever they want, unencumbered by constitutional or democratic constraints. A... 

Weaning African leaders off addiction to power is an ongoing struggle

Weaning African leaders off addiction to power is an ongoing struggle

17th April 2018 Some African countries have recorded democratic victories in the past 12 months. Ethiopia has a new leader whose ascent holds great promise for... 

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Small-scale farmers should be at the centre of land reform in South Africa

Small-scale farmers should be at the centre of land reform in South Africa

17th April 2018 Smallholder farming has been neglected over the past 23 years of South Africa’s attempt to redistribute land taken away from black people during... 

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story

13th April 2018 A new sense of urgency has entered South Africa’s land reform process after the country’s parliament took a resolution to amend the constitution to... 

How the law can help change racist minds in South Africa

How the law can help change racist minds in South Africa

11th April 2018 Much recent news and public discourse might seem to indicate that South Africa’s non-racial rainbow is fading. Racism, its expression and its... 

South African business must tackle its deeply rooted prejudice

South African business must tackle its deeply rooted prejudice

11th April 2018 South African business’s biggest obstacle may not be government corruption, economic radicalism or skills shortages. It may be deep-rooted race and... 

Is South Africa's opposition party ready to challenge for power in 2019 elections?

Is South Africa's opposition party ready to challenge for power in 2019 elections?

10th April 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA), South Africa’s main political opposition party, has held its national congress and declared its readiness for the... 

Steinhoff's board behaved badly. Why it needs to be held to account

Steinhoff's board behaved badly. Why it needs to be held to account

9th April 2018 It’s becoming clearer by the day that the rot that caused the corporate scandal at furniture retailing giant Steinhoff International goes much... 

Why Zuma's trial matters for South Africa's constitutional democracy

Why Zuma's trial matters for South Africa's constitutional democracy

6th April 2018 Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s court appearance carries huge significance for the country. That’s because his criminal trial is not... 

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