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Sign language is set to become South Africa’s 12th official language after a long fight for recognition

24th May 2023 Sign language is on its way to become the 12th official language in South Africa after parliament recently agreed to amend the constitution to this... 

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Could UN funding for AU peace missions become the norm?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th May 2023 The African Union (AU) and its regional economic communities have deployed about 27 peace support operations in Africa since the 2000s. These... 

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Khartoum: the creation and the destruction of a modern African city

23rd May 2023 Khartoum is – was – a city that did not know war or fighting in its recent history. Now it is in the grip of a civil war between rival military... 

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South Africa’s 10 year-olds are struggling to read – it can be fixed

23rd May 2023 More than 80% of South Africa’s grade 4 pupils – who are on average nine or 10 years old – cannot read for meaning. That means they can’t answer... 

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Wheels come off South Africa’s hollow version of non-alignment

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd May 2023 Following United States (US) Ambassador Reuben Brigety’s accusations that South Africa supplied arms to Russia, attention has rightfully focused on... 



22nd May 2023 Since the 2021 local government elections, several municipalities have been governed by coalitions. It has not been a happy experience.... 


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22nd May 2023 I am the winds of Africa.   



22nd May 2023 I am the blood, coursing through its veins, thumping boldly, the heartbeat of Africa.   

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US laws to promote home-grown industries will hurt African economies

19th May 2023 The Biden administration has ratcheted up protectionism and industrial policy amid surging economic tensions with China. Legislation passed in 2022... 

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South African diamonds adorn the crown of King Charles – why they’re unlikely to be returned

19th May 2023 Opera singer Pretty Yende and foreign minister Naledi Pandor were not the only South African presence at the coronation of King Charles III. Also... 

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