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Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Open access is a development issue – the status quo needs to be challenged

Open access is a development issue – the status quo needs to be challenged

17th August 2015 Access to information is a basic human right entrenched in the South African Constitution. Yet there are many barriers restricting or preventing... 

Why south-south co-operation is a myth when it comes to BRICS and Africa

Why south-south co-operation is a myth when it comes to BRICS and Africa

13th August 2015 Brazil, Russia, India and China have shown tremendous determination and co-operation on global issues in recent years. Their alliance epitomises... 

A polio-free world is in sight: what’s needed to wipe out the last 1%

A polio-free world is in sight: what’s needed to wipe out the last 1%

13th August 2015 The next three years are crucial in the global fight to eradicate the last 1% of polio cases and contain the virus across the world. But it will... 

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How high unemployment has eclipsed the plight of South Africa’s working poor

How high unemployment has eclipsed the plight of South Africa’s working poor

12th August 2015 In the wake of the financial crisis and the ensuing period of austerity, there has been a renewed interest in the working poor in developed... 

Women are still paid less than men in South African companies

Women are still paid less than men in South African companies

11th August 2015 Sharing the information on your salary slip is a taboo and most people would not open a dinner table discussion by laying bare the details of their... 

Why black women in South Africa don’t fully embrace the feminist discourse

Why black women in South Africa don’t fully embrace the feminist discourse

7th August 2015 There are at least two aspects to consider in understanding the reluctance of many black women to fully embrace women’s rights discourse and make... 

A carbon tax for South Africa: why a pragmatic approach makes sense

A carbon tax for South Africa: why a pragmatic approach makes sense

6th August 2015 The furore over the carbon tax in South Africa that is playing itself out both in public and behind closed doors is leading to an impasse. General... 

Explainer: the problem drug patents pose for developing countries

Explainer: the problem drug patents pose for developing countries

6th August 2015 Patents and restrictions on intellectual property have become more problematic for developing nations in the last decade. At the centre of the... 

Africa is within reach of being declared a polio free region

Africa is within reach of being declared a polio free region

5th August 2015 More than 20 years after North and South America eliminated the threat of polio, sub-Saharan Africa is finally on the brink of being declared... 

Why white men still dominate the top echelons of South Africa’s private sector

Why white men still dominate the top echelons of South Africa’s private sector 

4th August 2015 It is 17 years since South Africa passed legislation aimed at redressing the historical systemic discrimination against black people and women in... 

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