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What South Africa can do about youth unemployment in the short run

What South Africa can do about youth unemployment in the short run

10th February 2017 South Africa’s youth unemployment rates are now considered to be chronic. The latest figures show that about 48% of South Africans between 15 and... 

BRICS wants to set up an alternative rating agency. Why it may not work

BRICS wants to set up an alternative rating agency. Why it may not work

8th February 2017 The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to... 

South Africa's 2017 budget: tough economic times require tough decisions

South Africa's 2017 budget: tough economic times require tough decisions 

7th February 2017 South Africa’s 2017/18 budget will have to be bold to pull the country out of the prevailing economic crisis. Economic growth has stalled and the... 

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Patient deaths show South Africa's care for the mentally ill is in disarray

Patient deaths show South Africa's care for the mentally ill is in disarray

7th February 2017 A report in South Africa detailing the death of 94 people with mental health disorders who were moved from the Life Esidemeni Hospital and placed... 

Politicians must account for the deaths of 94 psychiatric patients in South Africa

Politicians must account for the deaths of 94 psychiatric patients in South Africa

6th February 2017 The local government minister for health in Gauteng, South Africa’s wealthiest province, resigned on Tuesday 31 January just before the release of... 

How farmers in Africa are finding ways to sustainably use wetlands

How farmers in Africa are finding ways to sustainably use wetlands

2nd February 2017 Swamps, marshes, floodplains and mangrove forests, all known as wetlands, are a precious resource. In their natural state they provide a range of... 

Are MPs up to the task of fixing South Africa's troubled public broadcaster?

Are MPs up to the task of fixing South Africa's troubled public broadcaster?

1st February 2017 South Africa’s public broadcaster, the SABC, is in trouble. It has been for years. But things are a little more dangerous than before. There are... 

Systemic racism behind South Africa's failure to transform its economy

Systemic racism behind South Africa's failure to transform its economy 

1st February 2017 South Africa suffers from high levels of poverty, racism and inequality. This can be almost entirely attributed to centuries of conflict between... 

Curb your enthusiasm: there are limits to the 'Gambia-effect' for the rest of Africa

Curb your enthusiasm: there are limits to the 'Gambia-effect' for the rest of Africa

31st January 2017 As the new Gambian President Adama Barrow settles in, regional organisations are being lauded for playing a key role in ensuring a democratic and... 

Why microbes are key to solving Africa's food security crisis

Why microbes are key to solving Africa's food security crisis

31st January 2017 AgFunder, an online investment platform, just announced its innovation award winners. Topping the list was Biome Makers, a startup company that... 

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