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How drones can improve healthcare delivery in developing countries

How drones can improve healthcare delivery in developing countries

6th November 2015 In the same way that manned aircraft received much of their technological impetus from their deployment as weapons of war, so too have unmanned... 

Five lessons from Zimbabwe's game-changing student protests

Five lessons from Zimbabwe's game-changing student protests

6th November 2015 What started as a hashtag – #FeesMustFall – has become a fully fledged movement dominating South Africa’s national conversation. The country is... 

The case for a national minimum wage to tackle inequality in South Africa

The case for a national minimum wage to tackle inequality in South Africa 

6th November 2015 Minimum wages have played a central role in reducing inequality in countries as diverse as Indonesia, the UK and Brazil. Traditionally seen as a... 

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Is South Africa's research prowess sustainable?

Is South Africa's research prowess sustainable?

6th November 2015 The question of what impact scientific research has on economic development remains a touchy subject for academics and politicians alike. How... 

Obligations, repayments and regulations: the debt conundrum in the global South

Obligations, repayments and regulations: the debt conundrum in the global South

5th November 2015 This is part of a series of articles The Conversation Africa is running on financial inclusion and micro credit and their role in economic... 

English rules in Uganda, but local languages shouldn't be sidelined

English rules in Uganda, but local languages shouldn't be sidelined

5th November 2015 There are 41 living languages in Uganda. But only three are ever mentioned in debates about the East African nation’s official language: Luganda,... 

Seven things worth knowing about mosquitoes

Seven things worth knowing about mosquitoes

4th November 2015 This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running as part of the South African Development Community malaria week. You can read... 

University students are becoming a new kind of democratic citizen

University students are becoming a new kind of democratic citizen

4th November 2015 If one tracks South African student activities in 2015 it becomes apparent that a new politics is bubbling below the surface of academic life. This... 

What South Africa is doing to make a dent in cyber crime

What South Africa is doing to make a dent in cyber crime

4th November 2015 Last year South Africa had the most cyber attacks of any country on the continent. In 2014, losses reached an estimated R5 billion annually through... 

Why financial inclusion needs a new frontier – asset building

Why financial inclusion needs a new frontier – asset building

3rd November 2015 This is the first in a series of articles The Conversation Africa will be running on financial inclusion and micro credit and their role in... 

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