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South African students and universities may now be trapped in a cycle of conflict

South African students and universities may now be trapped in a cycle of conflict

27th October 2015 Universities are a microcosm of society. They represent a gateway to education, opportunities and advancement. This makes them an obvious site of... 

Poverty is driving a rise in the number of Nigerian child hawkers

Poverty is driving a rise in the number of Nigerian child hawkers

27th October 2015 Child street hawking is common sight on streets in Nigeria’s cities. Children sell products such as boiled groundnut, fruit and chips that they... 

China's economic slowdown threatens African progress

China's economic slowdown threatens African progress

27th October 2015 Africa’s prosperity increasingly depends on China. Given recent signs of a slowdown in the world’s largest economy, Africa’s short- and long-term... 

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Why Italy's income-based scheme for university fees makes sense

Why Italy's income-based scheme for university fees makes sense

26th October 2015 Students in South Africa are crying out loudly for free university education. Has their dream been realised elsewhere? The answer is yes: in many... 

South African protests – I'm an academic who marched alongside the students – here's why

South African protests – I'm an academic who marched alongside the students – here's why

26th October 2015 Standing with students protesting isn’t a matter of solidarity: it is an act of recognition of one’s self. Standing with students during the... 

University fees – how to structure a system that benefits poor students

University fees – how to structure a system that benefits poor students

26th October 2015 Students across South African universities have embarked on protests against planned fee increases and are also demanding free education. Business... 

Despite threats, Africa is looking to nuclear with Russia and China's help

Despite threats, Africa is looking to nuclear with Russia and China's help 

26th October 2015 Many African countries are in the grip of a nuclear fad. They believe nuclear energy will bring with it an international currency of prestige.... 

Why it's getting harder to access free, quality academic research

Why it's getting harder to access free, quality academic research

26th October 2015 Academics at South Africa’s universities increased their research output by 250% between 2000 and 2013. Taxpayers funded a great deal of that... 

Universal health coverage means more than access and affordability – quality matters too

Universal health coverage means more than access and affordability – quality matters too

26th October 2015 Moderate strides have been taken to make South Africa’s public health services accessible and affordable. But problems of quality persist. Evidence... 

Key tax changes that will affect business in South Africa

Key tax changes that will affect business in South Africa

26th October 2015 There was a time when, from a tax perspective, South Africa’s “mini budget” used to be a non-event. The main emphasis used to be placed on the... 

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