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Improving student teachers' in-school experiences is a smart investment

Improving student teachers' in-school experiences is a smart investment

27th July 2015 For some student teachers, the compulsory practical period they spend in a school before qualifying is the highlight of their degree. During this... 

How to design more stable democracies that better fit African realities

How to design more stable democracies that better fit African realities

24th July 2015 The state of democracy in Africa is one of the most controversial and difficult questions facing the continent today. Is Africa getting more or... 

Africa’s forests may be our last chance to slow climate change

Africa’s forests may be our last chance to slow climate change

23rd July 2015 Deforestation is now the second leading cause of global climate change. Debates on this topic often centre on the Amazon, given the high-profile... 

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South Africa needs to raise taxes: why a VAT increase would be a bad idea

South Africa needs to raise taxes: why a VAT increase would be a bad idea 

23rd July 2015 There are strong hints that the South Africa government will raise the value-added tax (VAT) rate rather than increase income tax rates following... 

Why what Sankara had to say about sovereignty still resonates

Why what Sankara had to say about sovereignty still resonates

22nd July 2015 The unfolding crisis in Greece has highlighted the extent to which we have bought into the idea that there is no alternative to the increasing... 

Trial in Senegal of former Chadian president is a victory for civil society

Trial in Senegal of former Chadian president is a victory for civil society 

21st July 2015 Hopes have been raised that the victims of atrocities perpetrated more than 25 years ago by the regime of Hissène Habré, Chad’s former president,... 

Moving beyond the educational blame game in South Africa

Moving beyond the educational blame game in South Africa

20th July 2015 Most of the young people who matriculate in South Africa and qualify on paper to apply to study further simply aren’t ready for the rigours of a... 

Lessons Buhari can learn from Obama about managing a tough economy

Lessons Buhari can learn from Obama about managing a tough economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2015 It is atypical for an American president to invite a nascent African head of state to the White House, especially less than one month after the... 

When and how spending on science can lead to big social returns

When and how spending on science can lead to big social returns

17th July 2015 The rapid expansion of government funding for science in South Africa is perhaps surprising given the present climate of spending cutbacks amid... 

Obama’s visit to strengthen America’s ties in East Africa

Obama’s visit to strengthen America’s ties in East Africa

17th July 2015 On Monday, after seeing off Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari, US President Barack Obama will make his way to Africa. He will become the first... 

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