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Unvaccinated South Africans told us why they weren’t interested in having Covid jabs

3rd June 2022 South Africa is currently facing a new wave of infections related to the much higher transmissibility of the omicron Covid variant and its... 

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Glimmers of light

By: Terence Creamer     3rd June 2022 Two recent energy events offered glimmers of light amid the intensifying risk of power cuts and the creeping threat of worker and community... 

Africa can decarbonise faster than the rest of the world

By: Saliem Fakir     3rd June 2022 It is oxymoronic to talk of Africa decarbonising – with the exception of South Africa and a few other countries, the continent has the lowest per... 

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South Africa’s hunger problem is turning into a major health crisis

2nd June 2022 One in ten South Africans go hungry every day. As a result malnutrition levels are high. Malnutrition has three simultaneous dimensions:... 

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Can the African Standby Force match up to current security threats?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd June 2022 In April, seven East African Community countries agreed to establish a regional military force to restore stability in the eastern Democratic... 

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Ansaru’s comeback in Nigeria deepens the terror threat

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd June 2022 For much of the past decade, Ansaru has largely been an outlier on the terrorism threat landscape. But the group is making a comeback in Nigeria –... 

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Here’s how much learning South African children lost in the pandemic

1st June 2022 When a state of disaster was declared in South Africa in 2020 in response to the COVID pandemic, a hard lockdown was instituted and schools were... 

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Somalia’s election raises more questions than answers

1st June 2022 Somalia now has a new parliament – and a president elected by its 329 lawmakers. This followed more than a year’s delay. Somalis are asking whether... 

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ANC policy papers touch on key issues facing agriculture and land reform in South Africa

1st June 2022 The latest policy discussion document published by the African National Congress (ANC) presents a positive change from the ambiguous agriculture... 

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What it will take for South Africa’s ailing power utility to keep going

31st May 2022 The chief operating officer of South Africa’s electricity utility, Eskom, warned in May that the government should urgently start building new... 

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