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Adaptation is key if Africa is to tackle climate change

Adaptation is key if Africa is to tackle climate change

10th December 2015 The current and projected severe impacts of climate change in Africa make adaptation an urgent priority. While reducing greenhouse gas emissions is... 

Why the time is right to create a new generation of 'citizen scholars'

Why the time is right to create a new generation of 'citizen scholars'

10th December 2015 Young South Africans - those born in or after 1994 and classified as the “born frees” - are often dismissed as a generation of slackers. They’re... 

What the Pistorius trials tell us about racism in South Africa's judiciary

What the Pistorius trials tell us about racism in South Africa's judiciary

9th December 2015 The state’s successful appeal against the verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case brings the quality of work done by South African high court judges... 

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Why Afrikaans doesn't qualify for special treatment at universities

Why Afrikaans doesn't qualify for special treatment at universities 

9th December 2015 Foundation essay: This is a foundation essay. It is longer than usual because it takes a wider look at a key issue affecting society. There is a... 

South Africa and China: lessons on how to balance conservation and tourism

South Africa and China: lessons on how to balance conservation and tourism

9th December 2015 China and South Africa are among the 17 countries that carry more than 70% of the world’s species, making it important for them to preserve plant... 

What's needed in the final push to eliminate new cases of HIV in children

What's needed in the final push to eliminate new cases of HIV in children

8th December 2015 The prevention of HIV from mothers to children has been the most successful HIV prevention programme in South Africa and across the globe. When the... 

Why the world can't stand by as Burundi becomes a failed state

Why the world can't stand by as Burundi becomes a failed state

8th December 2015 The unfolding human tragedy in Burundi needs urgent intervention from the international community before it is too late. The seemingly hands-off... 

Why Africa should turn to capital markets to fund its infrastructure deficit

Why Africa should turn to capital markets to fund its infrastructure deficit

7th December 2015 Improving infrastructure is not only critical for economic growth in Africa but essential for ensuring the improved wellbeing of its people. This... 

Pope Francis in Africa – He came, he saw, now what?

Pope Francis in Africa – He came, he saw, now what?

7th December 2015 Pope Francis was hailed around the world as a “messenger of hope” during his historic visit to Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic. The... 

Ethiopia is targeting new funds on the back of its renewable energy strategy

Ethiopia is targeting new funds on the back of its renewable energy strategy

4th December 2015 The Paris Climate Summit provides an important platform for Ethiopia to showcase the steps it has taken in pursuing green economic development.... 

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