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Faultlines in delivering good health care to poor people in South Africa

Faultlines in delivering good health care to poor people in South Africa

1st October 2015 Democracy in South Africa has brought about many gains in health care. Free care for pregnant women and children, free primary healthcare services... 

How to stop high drop out rate of first-year university students

How to stop high drop out rate of first-year university students

29th September 2015 The opening up of South Africa’s universities after the end of apartheid has proved to be a double-edged sword. Enrolment figures have doubled from... 

The study of inequality has been mainstreamed – what now for the left?

The study of inequality has been mainstreamed – what now for the left?

29th September 2015 It could be said that mainstream economic research is informing the left’s long-term critique of trickle-down economics. Three extensive pieces of... 

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Why African energy choices need to be low carbon: for the continent’s own sake

Why African energy choices need to be low carbon: for the continent’s own sake

29th September 2015 Africa is the poorest continent, with the fastest growing population. Rapid and sustained economic development is needed to overcome poverty. This... 

Homo naledi fossil discovery a triumph for open access and education

Homo naledi fossil discovery a triumph for open access and education

28th September 2015 Homo naledi has made headlines around the world as one of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made. The unprecedented sample of fossils... 

Distance learning can help women from poor backgrounds build careers

Distance learning can help women from poor backgrounds build careers

28th September 2015 Women in South Africa are in a far better position economically now than they were at the dawn of democracy two decades ago. This is thanks largely... 

Steps southern Africa can take to reach the new development goals

Steps southern Africa can take to reach the new development goals

28th September 2015 When the Southern African Development Community (SADC) launched its cross-border HIV/AIDS initiative in 2012, mobile clinics were set up at border... 

How the US is expanding its fight against extremism in Africa

How the US is expanding its fight against extremism in Africa

28th September 2015 From the perspective of a US national security specialist, we live in a dark and gloomy world. Numerous worldwide threats exist across almost every... 

Why South Africa's tough new competition law is proving hard to implement

Why South Africa's tough new competition law is proving hard to implement 

25th September 2015 Changes to South Africa’s competition law have widened the scope for the country’s antitrust bodies to punish anti-competitive behaviour. But... 

Homo naledi: determining the age of fossils is not an exact science

Homo naledi: determining the age of fossils is not an exact science

25th September 2015 Age is nothing but a number when it comes to unravelling the relationships of species from our past. We do not know the actual geological age of... 

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