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Droughts bring disease: here are 4 ways they do it

14th March 2023 Countries in the Horn of Africa have been hit by a multiyear drought. Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda are expected to continue getting... 

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From waste to clean water: tiny carbon particles can do the job

14th March 2023 Many futuristic novels and films have explored what the world might look like without water. But water scarcity isn’t a problem for the far-off... 

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Pope Francis: the first post-colonial papacy to deliver messages that resonate with Africans

14th March 2023 When he was presented to a cheering crowd at St Peter’s Square, Vatican City, on 13 March 2013, few people outside Latin America knew much about... 

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Nigeria’s new president must prioritise the Boko Haram crisis

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th March 2023 By the time he is sworn in on 29 May, Bola Tinubu should be fully aware that the Boko Haram crisis presents an immense challenge to his government.... 

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Irremediable crisis? Pervading pessimism without remedies in place

By: Raymond Suttner     13th March 2023 For some years much of South African society has voiced or has appeared to be consumed by hopelessness and demoralisation. There is a sense that... 

Poor Audit Reports are a Challenge that can be Solved for South Africa's Public Sector Organizations and Parastatals

Poor Audit Reports are a Challenge that can be Solved for South Africa's Public Sector Organizations and Parastatals

10th March 2023 There is a famous saying that in government you do not refer to “problems” as problems but they are fancifully called “challenges”. However, there... 

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The DHET and institutions of higher learning clash with students across South African universities

10th March 2023 Students, led mostly by their respective SRCs in institutions across the country, are demonstrating their continued defiance in confronting the... 

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UK seems ready to return its ‘last African colony’

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th March 2023 Could the protracted dispute over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean finally be drawing to a close? Britain steadfastly insisted for decades... 

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Right to be paranoid

By: Terence Creamer     10th March 2023 Some of the reactions to the regulations that were belatedly published to give effect to the state of disaster declared to tackle South Africa’s... 

Micro-arguments and the process of large change – Part 1

By: Saliem Fakir     10th March 2023 ‘All men (women) are intellectuals  . . . but not all men (women) have in society the function of intellectuals.” – Gramsci. It seems incremental... 

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