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South Africa's universities risk becoming bureaucratic degree factories

South Africa's universities risk becoming bureaucratic degree factories 

2nd November 2015 Universities around the world have become stressed business enterprises. Funding considerations now dominate institutional strategy. This... 

Lessons other countries can learn from Kenya’s ambitious nutrition plan

Lessons other countries can learn from Kenya’s ambitious nutrition plan

30th October 2015 One in every three people globally suffers from malnutrition. And nearly half of all countries in the world face multiple serious burdens of... 

Nhlanhla Nene

Q&A: is fiscal discipline the right recipe for South Africa?

30th October 2015 South Africa is facing slow economic growth, high sovereign debt, a high unemployment rate, and inequality. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene recently... 

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Tanzania's ruling party wins election (again), but poll is annulled in Zanzibar

Tanzania's ruling party wins election (again), but poll is annulled in Zanzibar

30th October 2015 Tanzania’s ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has been announced as the winner of the country’s election, extending its 54-year reign for... 

Why Luanda's residents are asking: where did all the oil riches go?

Why Luanda's residents are asking: where did all the oil riches go?

29th October 2015 A few years ago, Luanda, the capital of Angola, was on every ambitious investor’s lips. With large infrastructure and housing projects rapidly... 

Here's one way to recover and protect Africa's 'lost science'

Here's one way to recover and protect Africa's 'lost science'

29th October 2015 It’s been 20 years since Wayt Gibbs introduced the phrase “lost science” to the world. Writing in Scientific American, Gibbs suggested that science... 

Steps Africa must take to meet new health goals for mothers and children

Steps Africa must take to meet new health goals for mothers and children

29th October 2015 There is a lot of hard work ahead for African governments if they plan to reach the new targets around maternal mortality and deaths of newborns... 

African academics are being caught in the predatory journal trap

African academics are being caught in the predatory journal trap

29th October 2015 Academic journal articles are the lifeblood of many researchers. These articles bring exposure, prestige, and money for individual academics and... 

How Africa is tackling 'next generation' fears in academia

How Africa is tackling 'next generation' fears in academia

28th October 2015 Foundation essay: Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. There is anxiety in many... 

Beyond the student protests lies a bigger struggle against deeply rooted oppression

Beyond the student protests lies a bigger struggle against deeply rooted oppression

28th October 2015 Oppression is evident in how a person is perceived, treated and received in the contemporary world. It oozes through the embodiment of... 

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