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Dying from a treatable disease: HIV and the men we neglect

Dying from a treatable disease: HIV and the men we neglect

23rd February 2016 In rural Malawi it is not uncommon for neighbours to see a skeletal man being pushed in a wheelbarrow by his son or his brother. The frail man is... 

Africa's informal seed system needs to brought in from the cold

Africa's informal seed system needs to brought in from the cold

23rd February 2016 African governments and donors have spent huge sums of money on seed systems. Simply put, seed systems are networks of organisations, individuals,... 

How South Africans fork out billions in 'taxes' collected by stealth

How South Africans fork out billions in 'taxes' collected by stealth 

22nd February 2016 South Africa has an unaccounted for tax. By unaccounted I mean it is a tax which does not appear anywhere in the government accounts, including... 

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South Africa's civil servants are the country's new labour elite

South Africa's civil servants are the country's new labour elite

19th February 2016 Foundation essay: Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting society. The rise of public sector... 

South Africa – Finely balanced between autocracy and democracy

South Africa – Finely balanced between autocracy and democracy

18th February 2016 South Africa has spent the last 20 years in transition, oscillating between a deepening and a reversal of democratic liberties. Global patterns... 

South Africans are demanding more of their leaders, and democracy

South Africans are demanding more of their leaders, and democracy

17th February 2016 South Africa’s peaceful transition to democracy is widely admired on the continent and around the world. This year, the country marks the 22nd... 

Sobukwe's pan-Africanist dream: an illusive idea that refuses to die

Sobukwe's pan-Africanist dream: an illusive idea that refuses to die

16th February 2016 Foundation essay: Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. Is Africa really for Africans?... 

Why we won't be able to feed the world without GM

Why we won't be able to feed the world without GM

15th February 2016 One thing I remember vividly from my childhood is The Day of the Triffids. In John Wyndham’s apocalyptic novel, the triffids were carnivorous... 

South Africa's president failed to touch the nerve of the nation

South Africa's president failed to touch the nerve of the nation 

12th February 2016 South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his 2016 State of the Nation Address yesterday. Here is a summary of comments made by Professor... 

Does President Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?

Does President Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?

11th February 2016 President Jacob Zuma will have to address two audiences in his 2016 State of the Nation Address: the international community and markets on the one... 

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