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South African universities shouldn't be playing the global rankings game

South African universities shouldn't be playing the global rankings game 

1st November 2018 Once again, Times Higher Education’s annual global university rankings have drawn a lot of attention from the media and in the higher education... 

Kewpie: understanding what it meant to be queer in District Six under apartheid

Kewpie: understanding what it meant to be queer in District Six under apartheid

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st October 2018 Across many parts of Africa homosexuality is often referred to as “unAfrican” - a western imposition that will undermine a traditional African. It... 

Did South Africa's investment summit mark a game-changing moment?

Did South Africa's investment summit mark a game-changing moment?

30th October 2018 To some observers, South Africa’s recent investment summit led by the president Cyril Ramaphosa, seemed like much ado about nothing. Several of the... 

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ANC will go to the polls with only one major asset: its president Ramaphosa

ANC will go to the polls with only one major asset: its president Ramaphosa

29th October 2018 It is common cause that the performance of South Africa’s government, led by the African National Congress (ANC), has been worse than abysmal.... 

South Africa's jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues

South Africa's jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues

26th October 2018 South Africa recently hosted a Jobs Summit that brought key stakeholders –government, business and labour – under one roof to find better ways of... 

South Africa's new finance minister postpones tough decisions

South Africa's new finance minister postpones tough decisions

25th October 2018 South African finance minister Tito Mboweni’s 2018 medium-term budget policy statement brought no surprises. Standing before the National Assembly... 

Cartoonists can be an important voice of dissent: but they can also be divisive

Cartoonists can be an important voice of dissent: but they can also be divisive

24th October 2018 Rwanda has introduced legislation which criminalises the public humiliation or insult – through gestures, writings or cartoons – of national... 

Why South Africa can't make a massive shift to renewables - yet

Why South Africa can't make a massive shift to renewables - yet

24th October 2018 There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate... 

How innovation can help end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

How innovation can help end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

23rd October 2018 A United Nations initiative backed by global experts has set its sights on an ambitious programme to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The... 

South Africa's Democratic Alliance plays populist immigration card

South Africa's Democratic Alliance plays populist immigration card

23rd October 2018 As elsewhere in the world, migration is increasingly at the centre of South Africa’s public and political debate. For the first time, the country’s... 

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