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Intellectual property: what can be learnt from South Africa's 'Please Call Me' case

Intellectual property: what can be learnt from South Africa's 'Please Call Me' case

28th August 2015 Throughout history intellectual property has been a contested terrain. Recent legal disputes involving big companies such as Apple and Samsung have... 

Explainer: what role does the stock market play in the Chinese economy?

Explainer: what role does the stock market play in the Chinese economy?

27th August 2015 Falling four days in a row, China’s main stock index, the Shanghai Composite, has plummeted below the 3,000 threshold. This represents a huge loss... 

South Africa's rising rates of violence against women demand a unified approach

South Africa's rising rates of violence against women demand a unified approach

26th August 2015 Violence against women is a serious problem worldwide. Data from 80 different countries show that 35% of all women have been physically or sexually... 

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Why South Africa's economy is likely to grow more slowly than its potential

Why South Africa's economy is likely to grow more slowly than its potential

26th August 2015 South Africa is generally a divided, unhappy and increasingly corrupt country with its growth potential hampered by contradictory and ever-changing... 

Explainer: China's Black Monday and global market turbulence

Explainer: China's Black Monday and global market turbulence

25th August 2015 Stock markets all over the world followed China’s lead, plunging into the red and wiping hundreds of billions of dollars off of share values. But,... 

Why the new Sustainable Development Goals won't make the world a fairer place

Why the new Sustainable Development Goals won't make the world a fairer place

24th August 2015 The world’s governments are preparing to finalise the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations in September 2015. It is set to be a... 

Are judges in South Africa under threat or do they complain too much?

Are judges in South Africa under threat or do they complain too much? 

21st August 2015 Next week, South African President Jacob Zuma will sit down with its chief justice for an unprecedented, potentially watershed discussion. It would... 

Why applying a gender lens is key to addressing Africa’s challenges

Why applying a gender lens is key to addressing Africa’s challenges

20th August 2015 A report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in early 2015 caught my attention. Being sensitive to gender issues, I was amazed that I had missed... 

Why parole for Oscar Pistorius is perfectly legitimate

Why parole for Oscar Pistorius is perfectly legitimate

19th August 2015 The decision to release South African athlete Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision in August, having served just ten months of a five-year... 

The risks attached to South Africa’s nuclear energy strategy

The risks attached to South Africa’s nuclear energy strategy

19th August 2015 According to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the South African government has entered into a nuclear energy procurement process likely to... 

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