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Why we won't be able to feed the world without GM

Why we won't be able to feed the world without GM

15th February 2016 One thing I remember vividly from my childhood is The Day of the Triffids. In John Wyndham’s apocalyptic novel, the triffids were carnivorous... 

South Africa's president failed to touch the nerve of the nation

South Africa's president failed to touch the nerve of the nation 

12th February 2016 South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his 2016 State of the Nation Address yesterday. Here is a summary of comments made by Professor... 

Does President Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?

Does President Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?

11th February 2016 President Jacob Zuma will have to address two audiences in his 2016 State of the Nation Address: the international community and markets on the one... 

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State of the nation address: what President Zuma needs to tell South Africa

State of the nation address: what President Zuma needs to tell South Africa 

10th February 2016 South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will give his 2016 State of the Nation Address on February 11 to outline key government business for the year... 

Why Mbeki's contested articles have a role to play in South Africa's history

Why Mbeki's contested articles have a role to play in South Africa's history

9th February 2016 South Africa’s former president Thabo Mbeki kicked off 2016 by publishing a series of online essays designed to rectify what he views as serious... 

How the origin of the KhoiSan tells us that ‘race’ has no place in human ancestry

How the origin of the KhoiSan tells us that ‘race’ has no place in human ancestry

4th February 2016 The ancient origins, anatomical, linguistic and genetic distinctiveness of southern African San and Khoikhoi people are matters of confusion and... 

Development aid works over time, but must adapt to 21st-century needs

Development aid works over time, but must adapt to 21st-century needs

3rd February 2016 In academic discourse, it has become almost ritualistic to begin a piece on foreign aid by highlighting the sharp controversies over its... 

Explainer: what’s gone wrong in Burundi’s search for stability

Explainer: what’s gone wrong in Burundi’s search for stability

3rd February 2016 In July 1962, when the former Belgian colony of Ruanda-Urundi gained independence, the two landlocked kingdoms that comprised it were separated.... 

Perpetual bonds can help open universities to all who qualify

Perpetual bonds can help open universities to all who qualify

2nd February 2016 It is in all South Africans' interest to make university education available to every qualifying student regardless of their financial situation.... 

The untold story of how Africa's flagship universities have advanced

The untold story of how Africa's flagship universities have advanced

1st February 2016 Africa has the lowest university enrolment rates in the world. In the past two decades, though, virtually all the continent’s higher education... 

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