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Universal health coverage means more than access and affordability – quality matters too

Universal health coverage means more than access and affordability – quality matters too

26th October 2015 Moderate strides have been taken to make South Africa’s public health services accessible and affordable. But problems of quality persist. Evidence... 

Key tax changes that will affect business in South Africa

Key tax changes that will affect business in South Africa

26th October 2015 There was a time when, from a tax perspective, South Africa’s “mini budget” used to be a non-event. The main emphasis used to be placed on the... 

Lessons in refugee hospitality from the Horn of Africa

Lessons in refugee hospitality from the Horn of Africa

23rd October 2015 The unique response of the Horn of Africa region to Yemeni refugees could offer lessons to countries and regions dealing with similar influxes... 

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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... 

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... 

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