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Illegal guns fuel violent crime, wreak deadly havoc in South Africa

Illegal guns fuel violent crime, wreak deadly havoc in South Africa

14th October 2015 Police statistics in South Africa show a worrying trend: the increased use of illegal small arms and light weapons in the country’s growing problem... 

Africa fails its young scientists by not investing in their innovations

Africa fails its young scientists by not investing in their innovations

13th October 2015 A Ugandan scientist has developed a rapid diagnostic test that can detect Ebola proteins in less than five minutes at the point of care in the... 

How understanding evolution might help solve problems that bedevil society

How understanding evolution might help solve problems that bedevil society

13th October 2015 Evolution has drawn more criticism from non-scientists than any other scientific theory, probably because it speaks to the origins of humanity.... 

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Climate models could have predicted drop in Lake Kariba's water levels

Climate models could have predicted drop in Lake Kariba's water levels

13th October 2015   Water levels at Lake Kariba, the world’s largest man-made reservoir, have dropped below 30%. Kariba’s water levels may drop further before... 

What Nigeria can do to weather low oil prices and slow economic growth

What Nigeria can do to weather low oil prices and slow economic growth

13th October 2015 Ever since Nigeria started harvesting its petroleum endowment, its economy’s umbilical cord has avoidably been firmly tied to the volatility of... 

What Nelson Mandela can teach us about lifelong, dialogue-rich learning

What Nelson Mandela can teach us about lifelong, dialogue-rich learning

12th October 2015 Nelson Mandela’s life and writings reveal his fascination with education. The late statesman’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, often profiles... 

How the failed ideals of 1970s activists haunt post-apartheid South Africa

How the failed ideals of 1970s activists haunt post-apartheid South Africa

12th October 2015 Foundation essay: Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. South Africa is in many ways a... 

An integrated, sustainable fix is key to solving Africa's energy woes

An integrated, sustainable fix is key to solving Africa's energy woes

12th October 2015 Two out of every three Africans – a staggering 620 million people – do not have access to modern energy. And lack of energy is just one of many... 

Food insecurity is a reality for millions of South Africans living in informal settlements

Food insecurity is a reality for millions of South Africans living in informal settlements

12th October 2015 Up to 70% of households in South Africa’s informal settlements skip meals or eat the same meal on most days. The breadwinners also regularly... 

When communities help authorities tally births and deaths, health care equalises

When communities help authorities tally births and deaths, health care equalises

9th October 2015 Recent research suggests that two thirds of deaths across the world are unrecorded. In addition, unrecorded deaths occur more frequently among... 

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