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The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical -- and that's a problem

The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical -- and that's a problem

8th June 2018 History may soon be a compulsory school subject until Grade 12 in South Africa. A task team established by the country’s minister of basic... 

Biography of an ancestral river: a call to arms against exploitation in South Africa

Biography of an ancestral river: a call to arms against exploitation in South Africa

7th June 2018 Respected South African academic and author Jacklyn Cock’s deep love for the Kowie river is the key thread that runs throughout her new book,... 

Patience with Ramaphosa's presidency is waning among South Africans

Patience with Ramaphosa's presidency is waning among South Africans 

6th June 2018 South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has just crossed 100 days in office with increasing signs that his honeymoon period is already over.... 

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How South Africa's services sector can help tackle poverty and inequality

How South Africa's services sector can help tackle poverty and inequality

5th June 2018 About two thirds of South Africa’s GDP now consists of contributions from the services sector, which ranges from banks and insurance companies to... 

South Africa wants to make history compulsory at school. But can it?

South Africa wants to make history compulsory at school. But can it?

4th June 2018 South Africa’s minister of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has released a report from a ministerial task team that recommends a major... 

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs

1st June 2018 Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector has reached a record-high. Spurred on by the United Nations’ goal to ensure modern energy... 

How South Africa is tightening its tobacco rules

How South Africa is tightening its tobacco rules

1st June 2018 South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has published a new tobacco control bill which, if passed into law, will tighten the grip on how... 

How the SKA telescope is boosting South Africa's knowledge economy

How the SKA telescope is boosting South Africa's knowledge economy

31st May 2018 We’re living in a time when data and knowledge have become key resources for economic development. Developed economies have recognised this and... 

Local government in South Africa is in crisis. How it can be fixed

Local government in South Africa is in crisis. How it can be fixed

30th May 2018 Most of South Africa’s 257 municipalities are in a disastrous financial position. According to the country’s Auditor General, only 33 (13%) are in... 

Land reform and hunger in South Africa: why the two go hand in hand

Land reform and hunger in South Africa: why the two go hand in hand

30th May 2018 The land reform debate in South Africa is dominated by a political agenda. This is a pity because other more relevant economic viewpoints on the... 

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