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Why 'pro-poor' policies on their own won't shift inequality in South Africa

Why 'pro-poor' policies on their own won't shift inequality in South Africa

18th June 2019 Sociologist Goran Therborn has probably influenced the study of inequality more than any other scholar in recent years. Invited to locate... 

Ramaphosa's critical choices to get South Africa back on track

Ramaphosa's critical choices to get South Africa back on track

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th June 2019 South Africa’s economy is in dire straits. Unemployment has reached a 15-year high of 27.6%. And in the first quarter of this year GDP growth... 

Botswana court ruling is a ray of hope for LGBT people across Africa

Botswana court ruling is a ray of hope for LGBT people across Africa

13th June 2019 Botswana’s High Court has ruled that private consensual sex between adults of the same sex is no longer criminal. The decision gives hope to... 

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Study shows young South Africans have no faith in democracy and politicians

Study shows young South Africans have no faith in democracy and politicians

12th June 2019 On the eve of South Africa’s sixth democratic elections on 8 May, thousands of young people took to Twitter to state reasons for why they had no... 

Adherence is delaying HIV elimination targets. What’s needed to break the cycle

Adherence is delaying HIV elimination targets. What’s needed to break the cycle

10th June 2019 As 2020 draws closer, the deadline to end AIDS by 2030 looms large. The aim is to achieve the ambitious targets of “90-90-90”. That is, 90% of... 

Employed but still poor: the state of low-wage working poverty in South Africa

Employed but still poor: the state of low-wage working poverty in South Africa

7th June 2019 Paid employment is generally considered the predominant and most sustainable way of pulling people out of poverty. But the past two decades have... 

How a forgotten poll in a South African church 70 years ago affected millions

How a forgotten poll in a South African church 70 years ago affected millions

6th June 2019 Until 1994, black South Africans were systematically denied any right to vote by the forces of colonialism, segregation and apartheid. Lack of... 

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South Africa's "new dawn" should be built on evidence-based policy

5th June 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected on the promise of bringing a “new dawn” to the country. There are clear signs that he is trying... 

The South African government's thinking on surveillance law is regressive

The South African government's thinking on surveillance law is regressive

4th June 2019 A case before the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, is set to have important implications for citizens’ privacy – and the... 

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor

31st May 2019 Climate change needs urgent action by all countries, and by all means. All countries agreed in the Paris Agreement to keep temperature “well below... 

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