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South Africa's youth speak out on the high cost of finding work

South Africa's youth speak out on the high cost of finding work

21st June 2016 The voices of the youth are often neglected in discussions about the problems they encounter in finding work. Unemployment is one of the biggest... 

Nigeria: a corrupt culture or the result of a particular history?

Nigeria: a corrupt culture or the result of a particular history?

20th June 2016 Just before the anti-corruption summit in London, British Prime Minister David Cameron made his now infamous public gaffe in a rather a silly,... 

President Jacob Zuma

Why South Africa would do well to fire all its deputy ministers

20th June 2016 The South African government recently outlined several measures to cut its running cost. This includes a R7 billion reduction in the public sector... 

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Sub-Saharan Africa has a long way to go before it cracks food insecurity

Sub-Saharan Africa has a long way to go before it cracks food insecurity

20th June 2016 The richer and more developed countries become, the less likely they are to be food insecure. Governments in rapidly growing economies have more... 

South Africans pay the price for a poorly regulated telecoms sector

South Africans pay the price for a poorly regulated telecoms sector

20th June 2016 Telecommunications clearly facilitate economic growth and participation. As such, countries should care about competitive outcomes in this sector.... 

How investors see South Africa: lots of potential, not worth the hassle

How investors see South Africa: lots of potential, not worth the hassle

17th June 2016 South Africa has narrowly survived a downgrade of the rating of its government bonds. The reprieve, however, is temporary because government has... 

Resilience in South Africa’s urban water landscape

Resilience in South Africa’s urban water landscape

15th June 2016 Resilience is becoming a core concept in water governance. It refers to the ability of communities, cities or regions to withstand the challenges... 

Soweto uprising: four decades on, South Africa still struggles with violent policing

Soweto uprising: four decades on, South Africa still struggles with violent policing

14th June 2016 June days in South Africa can be dark, cold and short. The sun rises late and sets early. Highland frosts feel their way through blades of... 

South Africa’s farmers can benefit by reducing their water use

South Africa’s farmers can benefit by reducing their water use

14th June 2016 South Africa’s agribusinesses will find themselves at the back of the queue for water in future. The demands for water for urbanisation and... 

Why African genomic studies can solve the continent's health issues

Why African genomic studies can solve the continent's health issues

13th June 2016 Genomic research has proven to be a considerably valuable tool in global attempts to tackle disease. One crucial part of this research has been... 

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