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Staying alive is just step one for West Africa's Ebola survivors

Staying alive is just step one for West Africa's Ebola survivors

23rd October 2015 The West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have now been battling an Ebola epidemic for almost two years. Although new cases... 

Academics must still 'publish or perish' under revamped research funding policy

Academics must still 'publish or perish' under revamped research funding policy

23rd October 2015 The South African government’s research funding policy has long been criticised by academics. The policy has three major weaknesses: it offers... 

Free education is a worthy goal, but South Africa isn't ready for it yet

Free education is a worthy goal, but South Africa isn't ready for it yet

22nd October 2015 Free education in South Africa is a goal worth pursuing, especially for students who are poor and want access to tertiary institutions and those... 

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In South Africa, university is open to rich and poor – but what about the missing middle?

In South Africa, university is open to rich and poor – but what about the missing middle?

22nd October 2015 The beginning of the academic year in South Africa is the most stressful time for parents of children who come from poor, rural and working class... 

Only pressure on South Africa's elites can ease university fee stress

Only pressure on South Africa's elites can ease university fee stress 

22nd October 2015 There is a new student movement sweeping South Africa’s universities. Its enemies? Excessive fee increases and underpaid workers. The next step in... 

Ivory Coast's journey to democracy: an under-reported good news story

Ivory Coast's journey to democracy: an under-reported good news story

22nd October 2015 Ivory Coast is rapidly becoming a politically capable democracy – one able to inspire and partner with its neighbours in recovering from decades of... 

Buhari needs to find new funding methods to improve Nigeria's health care

Buhari needs to find new funding methods to improve Nigeria's health care

21st October 2015 The health system that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari inherited is not performing at an optimal level. It is a fragmented system, with poor... 

Fee protests point to a much deeper problem at South African universities

Fee protests point to a much deeper problem at South African universities

21st October 2015 South Africa’s universities are underfunded. This isn’t supposition or opinion: it’s a fact borne out by the country’s own Department of Higher... 

Five trends South Africa's universities must reject if they really want change

Five trends South Africa's universities must reject if they really want change

21st October 2015 It’s no surprise that student movements are shutting down university campuses all over South Africa. More than two decades have passed since the... 

Book review: Selling Apartheid – South Africa's Global Propaganda War

Book review: Selling Apartheid – South Africa's Global Propaganda War

21st October 2015 In the face of mounting of international disapprobation, how did white rule in South Africa sustain itself? Ron Nixon tries to answer this question... 

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