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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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Terror threats and turmoil: a bad time for US-South Africa relations

Terror threats and turmoil: a bad time for US-South Africa relations

13th June 2016 On Saturday June 4 2016 the United States embassy in Pretoria issued a warning to its citizens in South Africa that there was a heightened threat... 

Local content quotas on TV are global – they just don't work everywhere

Local content quotas on TV are global – they just don't work everywhere

10th June 2016 The Chief Operating Officer of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Hlaudi Motsoeneng, announced early in May 2016 that 80% of all... 

How to take free public higher education from pipe dream to reality

How to take free public higher education from pipe dream to reality 

9th June 2016 Universities are any nation’s key public institutions of knowledge development. They drive research, teach students and supervise postgraduates. By... 

African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity

African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity

7th June 2016 The sentencing in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, to life in prison, was a landmark judgment in African – and potentially... 

What Africa can learn from Australia about a Charter for Budget Honesty

What Africa can learn from Australia about a Charter for Budget Honesty

6th June 2016 Over the past 20 years many African countries have made tremendous strides in reforming their budget processes. The aim has been to increase both... 

South Africa's EFF: excellent politics of props and imagination

South Africa's EFF: excellent politics of props and imagination 

3rd June 2016 With local government elections coming up in August 2016, South Africa’s biggest political parties recently launched their manifestos at mass... 

Why East and West Africans are in favour of integration, and others aren't

Why East and West Africans are in favour of integration, and others aren't

3rd June 2016 This year’s Africa Day message from African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma affirms the organisation’s commitment to political... 

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