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South Africa’s no-fee school system can’t undo inequality

7th April 2022 A defining feature of South Africa is the level of inequality in almost all spheres of society. Nowhere is this more observable than in the... 

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The South African ship that found Antarctica’s Endurance wreck is vital for climate science

7th April 2022 It was 1914 when the English explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail on his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition aboard a ship called Endurance. It... 

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Nigeria's education system 'dire'? Grading claims in Business Day editorial

By: Africa Check     7th April 2022 To mark this year’s International Day of Education, Nigeria’s Business Day newspaper turned the spotlight on learning in the country.  In a largely... 

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South Africa has had lots of rain and most dams are full, but water crisis threat persists

6th April 2022 Most parts of South Africa, specifically its summer rainfall areas, have received above average rainfall since October 2021. This has led to an... 

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Hybrid warfare – Africa beware

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th April 2022 Africa is rapidly becoming a theatre for hybrid threats. Allegations of state-backed information campaigns designed to ramp up divisions in Mali... 

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SA held hostage by corruption 

5th April 2022 Our economy is too weak to continue withstanding this sustained attack on its resources from corruption. National director of public prosecutions... 

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Combating the sea of corruption in the maritime sector

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th April 2022 Grand corruption in Africa’s maritime sector has led to overfishing, resource scarcity and a rise in criminality, with coastal communities most... 

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New critical skills list will cut skilled migration rather than expand it

4th April 2022 The government has found reasons to exclude more and more categories of skilled people from the list, leaving 101 identified skills as ‘critical’... 

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Unemployment is a strategic focus for BLSA and I want to build on our set of positive interventions that we can look to deliver with government

4th April 2022 I’m calling for your ideas. The unemployment figures last week showed youth unemployment is at a shocking 65.5%. We must do more to change this. I... 

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Rising vigilantism: South Africa is reaping the fruits of misrule

4th April 2022 Once relegated to the margins of South African politics, anti-immigrant activism has gone mainstream. Several anti-immigrant groups including... 

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