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Remembering South Africa’s “Grand Geek” Barry Dwolatzky - engineer and programming pioneer
Updated 5 hours ago To some of his former students, Professor Barry Dwolatzky was the “Grand Geek” – a name of which he was very proud. But Barry, who passed away in... →
West African countries show how decades of working together build peace, and stop wars breaking out
Updated 5 hours ago Africa is often portrayed as a continent ravaged by war, terrorism, poverty and political instability. But over the past five decades few violent... →
Ghana and the IMF have struck a deal, but hard choices lie ahead
31st May 2023 In mid-May 2023 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finally approved a US$3-billion 36-month arrangement with Ghana. It immediately disbursed the... →
South Africa has changed its electoral law, but a much more serious overhaul is needed
31st May 2023 South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed into law a change to the country’s electoral act to allow individuals to contest national... →
Tobacco use is costly, but so is quitting. Surveys of 8 African countries show who needs help
30th May 2023 Tobacco use imposes a large health and economic burden worldwide. Research estimates that, in 2019, about 8-million deaths were attributable to... →
South Africa’s pact with Russia – and its actions – cast doubt on its claims of non-alignment
29th May 2023 Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 South Africa has proclaimed a policy of non-alignment in that conflict. This position was... →
Africa’s Russia-Ukraine peace mission: what can it achieve?
25th May 2023 South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to lead an initiative of six African heads of state to explore an end to the year-long... →
Corruption in South Africa: former CEO’s explosive book exposes how state power utility was destroyed
25th May 2023 One repeated theme of the memoir Truth to Power: My Three Years Inside Eskom, by Andre de Ruyter, former CEO of South Africa’s troubled power... →
Sudan’s peace mediation should be led by the African Union: 3 reasons why
24th May 2023 Questions about who mediates in a conflict – and when – are crucial. Mediation is about trust, an awareness of regional realities and insights into... →
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... →