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The making – and then breaking – of South Africa’s Robben Island Museum

23rd September 2021 South Africa’s Robben Island Museum is an institution limping though a pandemic, and weighed down by its roller coaster history. In our book,... 

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The genocide of signed languages: protecting the linguistic rights of Africa’s deaf children

23rd September 2021 Deaf rights to language, expression, literacy and education have been marginalised throughout history. And signed languages have taken second place... 

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Rewarding academic achievement in schools creates barriers: a South African perspective

21st September 2021 Most South African parents and learners are familiar with the school practice of rewarding learners for academic achievement visibly, tangibly and... 

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Turnover is high in South Africa’s higher education sector: what could turn the tide

21st September 2021 “Why are my employees leaving my organisation?”. “What can I do to make my valuable employees stay at my organisation?”. “What makes employees stay... 

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South Africa’s troubled power utility is being reset: CEO sets out how

17th September 2021 Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, is facing a litany of challenges. The Conversation Africa asked Professor Anton Eberhard, director... 

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Shadow states are the biggest threat to democracy in Africa: fresh reports detail how

16th September 2021 The capture of democratic political systems by private power networks is arguably the greatest threat to civil liberties and inclusive development... 

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South Africa’s labour market trends from 2009 to 2019: a lost decade?

16th September 2021 Unemployment remains one of South Africa’s most pressing economic and social challenges. Over the past two decades it has also proved to be one of... 

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Work as we knew it has changed. Time to think beyond the wage

14th September 2021 When people hear of ‘work’, it is usually waged or salaried employment. Governments and commentators rarely speak of the work of hustling,... 

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Covid-19: It’s time to look at the finer details of South Africa’s pandemic picture

9th September 2021 Almost 18 months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the release of new case numbers is an integral part of the day for many South Africans. Questions like... 

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Race and capitalism: no easy answers, but posturing will get South Africa nowhere

8th September 2021 It is likely that historians will conclude that there was no one reason why the recent riots and looting of supermarkets, shops and warehouses in... 

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