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South Africa needs better food price controls to shield poor people from Covid-19 fallout

South Africa needs better food price controls to shield poor people from Covid-19 fallout

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th August 2020 Covid-19 has wrought havoc on poor households in countries across the world. In South Africa, more and more people are facing hunger resulting from... 

Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies

Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies

3rd August 2020 Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa’s sustainable development. What it means is changing the share of... 

How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favour

How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favour

31st July 2020 Obesity and diet-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, are major public health problems in South Africa. But many in the food industry... 

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Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

30th July 2020 The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic. Research has shown that... 

We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheid

We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheid

30th July 2020 It has been 30 years since Nelson Mandela was released from prison and South Africa began to dismantle apartheid, the official system of racial... 

The IMF's $4bn loan for South Africa: the pros, cons and potential pitfalls

The IMF's $4bn loan for South Africa: the pros, cons and potential pitfalls

29th July 2020 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a R70-billion (US$4.3-billion) loan for South Africa to help the country manage the immediate... 

Why African countries are reluctant to take up COVID-19 debt relief

Why African countries are reluctant to take up COVID-19 debt relief

29th July 2020 A debt service relief package has been approved by some of the world’s biggest lenders for more than 25 African countries. The arrangement includes... 

South Africans should accept that the IMF is neither their worst enemy nor their saviour

South Africans should accept that the IMF is neither their worst enemy nor their saviour

28th July 2020 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $4.3-billion for South Africa. The money would come from a facility that provides financing to... 

South Africa faces mass hunger if efforts to offset impact of Covid-19 are eased

South Africa faces mass hunger if efforts to offset impact of Covid-19 are eased

27th July 2020 When South Africa entered a hard lockdown on 27 March, the government was globally recognised for taking tough steps to “flatten the curve” and... 

Andrew Mlangeni 1925-2020: South Africa loses the last of the Rivonia triallists

Andrew Mlangeni 1925-2020: South Africa loses the last of the Rivonia triallists

24th July 2020 Anti-apartheid struggle hero Andrew Mokete Mlangeni, who died this week at the age of 95, was the last surviving of the eight African National... 

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