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Explainer – The role of court interdicts in managing protests

Explainer – The role of court interdicts in managing protests

10th November 2015 A few days into the protests that swept South Africa’s campuses during October, university managers turned to the courts for help. A number of... 

Why textbooks are a crucial part of every child's learning journey

Why textbooks are a crucial part of every child's learning journey

9th November 2015 South Africa’s education system is widely accepted to be in crisis. An alarming number of its children are functionally illiterate and innumerate.... 

Why dependence on natural resources is bad for the DRC

Why dependence on natural resources is bad for the DRC

9th November 2015 Many African countries have in recent years shown phenomenal economic growth. But recent developments on global markets – including the drop in... 

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The question of human rights violations against the #feesmustfall protesters

The question of human rights violations against the #feesmustfall protesters

9th November 2015 In the wake of the student protests on South African campuses, universities need to engage in some critical reflection. Did their responses protect... 

There's a fly in the ointment of solar-powered LED lighting

There's a fly in the ointment of solar-powered LED lighting

9th November 2015 Household air pollution is estimated to kill more than 500,000 people in Africa each year. Through solar energy, people can stop using dirty and... 

Advances in getting solar onto the grid, and into the home

Advances in getting solar onto the grid, and into the home

9th November 2015 The need to move to solar energy seems a logical choice. Most areas in South Africa get around 2500 hours of sunshine per year. The southern... 

How drones can improve healthcare delivery in developing countries

How drones can improve healthcare delivery in developing countries

6th November 2015 In the same way that manned aircraft received much of their technological impetus from their deployment as weapons of war, so too have unmanned... 

Five lessons from Zimbabwe's game-changing student protests

Five lessons from Zimbabwe's game-changing student protests

6th November 2015 What started as a hashtag – #FeesMustFall – has become a fully fledged movement dominating South Africa’s national conversation. The country is... 

The case for a national minimum wage to tackle inequality in South Africa

The case for a national minimum wage to tackle inequality in South Africa 

6th November 2015 Minimum wages have played a central role in reducing inequality in countries as diverse as Indonesia, the UK and Brazil. Traditionally seen as a... 

Is South Africa's research prowess sustainable?

Is South Africa's research prowess sustainable?

6th November 2015 The question of what impact scientific research has on economic development remains a touchy subject for academics and politicians alike. How... 

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