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Why South Africa's tough new competition law is proving hard to implement

Why South Africa's tough new competition law is proving hard to implement 

25th September 2015 Changes to South Africa’s competition law have widened the scope for the country’s antitrust bodies to punish anti-competitive behaviour. But... 

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Homo naledi: determining the age of fossils is not an exact science

25th September 2015 Age is nothing but a number when it comes to unravelling the relationships of species from our past. We do not know the actual geological age of... 

Sustainable development goals are in reach if African universities work together

Sustainable development goals are in reach if African universities work together

25th September 2015 By 2030, if the United Nations has its way, poverty will be history. Nobody will wake up or go to bed hungry. Cities and communities will be... 

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Explainer: what are the UN sustainable development goals?

Explainer: what are the UN sustainable development goals?

25th September 2015 At the end of one of the largest summits at the United Nations headquarters in New York, government representatives from all over the world will... 

Universities need to manage hate speech, not stifle freedom of expression

Universities need to manage hate speech, not stifle freedom of expression 

25th September 2015 The wave of protests that has swept across South African universities in recent times reflects the undercurrent sociopolitical tensions of the... 

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Why heritage should be used to interpret the past and forge the future

23rd September 2015 September is heritage month in South Africa. However, not many people may know that heritage and Heritage Day are much more than another chance for... 

Why Africa is losing out by letting the peer review process collapse

Why Africa is losing out by letting the peer review process collapse

23rd September 2015 Why is the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), the continent’s most important governance assessment and promotion tool, in the doldrums? One... 

How low-tech farming innovations can make African farmers climate-resilient

How low-tech farming innovations can make African farmers climate-resilient

22nd September 2015 Scientists, politicians and the Pope are not the only ones calling for action on climate change these days. Farmers are observing changes in... 

New development goals on health need more work to be realistic

New development goals on health need more work to be realistic

22nd September 2015 The next chapter of the global development agenda - the sustainable development goals - will shift the global focus and debate around health... 

Why South Africa is primed for fundamental political realignment

Why South Africa is primed for fundamental political realignment

22nd September 2015 As popular protests soar amid unmet expectations in South Africa, the historic partnership between the country’s powerful labour movement and the... 

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