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Why South Africa should undo Mandela's economic deals

Why South Africa should undo Mandela's economic deals

12th January 2016 Is South Africa finally maturing to the point that the economic - not just political - compromises of the 1990s democratic transition can be... 

Technology is no longer a luxury for universities – it's a necessity

Technology is no longer a luxury for universities – it's a necessity

12th January 2016 In the world’s new knowledge economy, innovation and technological change are recognised as the primary drivers of progress. Technological and... 

How the rise in ethnic tensions at Kenya's universities is hurting the academy

How the rise in ethnic tensions at Kenya's universities is hurting the academy

11th January 2016 There were high hopes for Kenya’s public universities after the country gained independence from Britain in 1963. Universities were meant to become... 

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South Africa and China – behind the smoke and mirrors

South Africa and China – behind the smoke and mirrors

11th January 2016 The People’s Republic of China’s relationship with South Africa has deepened significantly in recent years, as shown by a raft of economic and... 

Why reaching and staying middle class is a lifetime challenge

Why reaching and staying middle class is a lifetime challenge

11th January 2016 Many people are born into the middle class, but for those born in poverty the lifetime challenge is reaching middle class status. The definition of... 

How a project with good aims delivered bitter outcomes in Sierra Leone

How a project with good aims delivered bitter outcomes in Sierra Leone

8th January 2016 Reports about land-grabs in Africa often attack the corporations that stand to profit from such projects. But little is said of the international... 

South Africa's universities may not be ready for the latest crop of school leavers

South Africa's universities may not be ready for the latest crop of school leavers

7th January 2016 When South Africa’s annual matric results are announced, it is important to listen to what is said - and, more importantly, to what is not. Basic... 

What final exam results reveal about South Africa's school system

What final exam results reveal about South Africa's school system

6th January 2016 Natasha Joseph, The Conversation South Africa’s Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on January 5 that 70.7% of the country’s matrics... 

Explainer – South Africa's developing solar energy landscape

Explainer – South Africa's developing solar energy landscape 

5th January 2016 Until a few years ago solar panels were a rare sight in South Africa, largely limited to the roofs of a few affluent households. This is changing... 

What Africa can learn from China about climate change adaptation

What Africa can learn from China about climate change adaptation

11th December 2015 China is facing numerous threats from climate change. These include: increased mean annual temperature, increased frequency and severity of dust... 

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