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Ordinary people's stories can change the world's views about Africa

Ordinary people's stories can change the world's views about Africa

7th October 2015 We cannot see salary data in the faces of others, but most of us have similar mental images that structure how we think about poverty in Africa.... 

Why helping 'economic migrants' may help stop others becoming 'refugees'

Why helping 'economic migrants' may help stop others becoming 'refugees'

6th October 2015 With the prevalence of reports documenting the worrying conditions faced by individuals within Eritrea, and the huge numbers leaving the country,... 

Volkswagen scandal puts capitalism's model of self-regulation to the test

Volkswagen scandal puts capitalism's model of self-regulation to the test

6th October 2015 The world is still in shock after the announcement that the Volkswagen Group manipulated emission tests for its diesel engines. The VW Group... 

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How South Africa can disrupt its deeply rooted educational inequality

How South Africa can disrupt its deeply rooted educational inequality

6th October 2015 If one were to measure an education system’s strength purely on access, South Africa would be a schooling success story. Since the end of apartheid... 

Power to the people: renewable energy projects must be a collaborative effort

Power to the people: renewable energy projects must be a collaborative effort

6th October 2015 Renewable energy is finally a reality in South Africa’s electricity mix. The government’s renewable energy programme has procured 92 solar, wind,... 

What South Africa can do to harness a neglected resource – its oceans

What South Africa can do to harness a neglected resource – its oceans 

5th October 2015 The South African government plans to use the potential of the oceans economy to address the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.... 

Why deans of universities need help to become better leaders

Why deans of universities need help to become better leaders

5th October 2015 University deans may be “the least studied and most misunderstood position anywhere in the world”, according to educationalist Walter Gmelch. Our... 

South Africa: why economic freedom is proving to be the ANC's undoing

South Africa: why economic freedom is proving to be the ANC's undoing 

5th October 2015 The conventional interpretation of economic freedom in the Western world refers to the freedom individuals have to work, produce, consume and... 

Counting every birth and death could make a difference to health inequities in Africa

Counting every birth and death could make a difference to health inequities in Africa

2nd October 2015 For many African countries and especially among poorer communities, when people die there is no trace in any official legal record or statistic. It... 

Why inequality matters – for the rich and the poor

Why inequality matters – for the rich and the poor

2nd October 2015 In the last decade there has been a renaissance in studies stressing the relevance of inequality worldwide, particularly in the aftermath of the... 

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