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South African farming: new policy offers promise, but there’s fixing to be done too

21st January 2022 For most agricultural subsectors, South Africa is emerging from one of the best years. The 2020/21 season saw bumper harvests for grains, oilseeds... 

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Three pillars to strengthening health systems in African countries

20th January 2022 Africa needs, and is ready for, nothing short of a new public health order, with systems better able to prepare for and respond to the next health... 

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How Covid gave African countries the opportunity to improve public health

20th January 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic has tested Africa’s public healthcare systems. It exposed weaknesses, gaps and inequalities – but also some potential... 

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How Covid is affecting school attendance in South Africa: piecing together the puzzle

19th January 2022 Estimating how many learners have dropped out of school as a consequence of the Covid pandemic is an issue governments across the globe are trying... 

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Lindiwe Sisulu: trading on a famous South African surname has its limits

19th January 2022 The world, for the most part, is organised on dynastic principles. Part of the rationale of capitalism is that wealth, and all that comes with it,... 

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Airline tie-up for Kenya and South Africa: possible rewards, and risks

18th January 2022 Africa has 357 airlines, the top 10 of which carried more than 60% of traffic. This reflects the fact that many airlines on the continent are very... 

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Another coup has been averted in Burkina Faso: but for how long?

18th January 2022 Within a few weeks of the start of a new year and West Africa had its first attempted coup d’état. On January 12 the Burkinabè government announced... 

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African countries are stuck on the free movement of people. How to break the logjam

17th January 2022 Most African countries signed onto the Free Movement of Persons protocol in Addis Ababa in January 2018. Its rationale was set out clearly: the... 

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It’s imperative that South Africa moves fast on state capture prosecutions. Here’s why

12th January 2022 Since the dying days of apartheid in the mid-1990s, and at several pivotal moments since, South Africans have yearned for some measure of... 

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Ramaphosa’s ANC birthday speech fails to inspire disillusioned South Africans

10th January 2022 The spectators to the 110th anniversary celebrations of the African National Congress (ANC’s), South Africa’s governing party, looked bored. The... 

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