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State of the nation address: what President Zuma needs to tell South Africa

State of the nation address: what President Zuma needs to tell South Africa 

10th February 2016 South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will give his 2016 State of the Nation Address on February 11 to outline key government business for the year... 

Why Mbeki's contested articles have a role to play in South Africa's history

Why Mbeki's contested articles have a role to play in South Africa's history

9th February 2016 South Africa’s former president Thabo Mbeki kicked off 2016 by publishing a series of online essays designed to rectify what he views as serious... 

How the origin of the KhoiSan tells us that ‘race’ has no place in human ancestry

How the origin of the KhoiSan tells us that ‘race’ has no place in human ancestry

4th February 2016 The ancient origins, anatomical, linguistic and genetic distinctiveness of southern African San and Khoikhoi people are matters of confusion and... 

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Development aid works over time, but must adapt to 21st-century needs

Development aid works over time, but must adapt to 21st-century needs

3rd February 2016 In academic discourse, it has become almost ritualistic to begin a piece on foreign aid by highlighting the sharp controversies over its... 

Explainer: what’s gone wrong in Burundi’s search for stability

Explainer: what’s gone wrong in Burundi’s search for stability

3rd February 2016 In July 1962, when the former Belgian colony of Ruanda-Urundi gained independence, the two landlocked kingdoms that comprised it were separated.... 

Perpetual bonds can help open universities to all who qualify

Perpetual bonds can help open universities to all who qualify

2nd February 2016 It is in all South Africans' interest to make university education available to every qualifying student regardless of their financial situation.... 

The untold story of how Africa's flagship universities have advanced

The untold story of how Africa's flagship universities have advanced

1st February 2016 Africa has the lowest university enrolment rates in the world. In the past two decades, though, virtually all the continent’s higher education... 

Civil service pay: South Africa has some harsh choices to make

Civil service pay: South Africa has some harsh choices to make 

29th January 2016 South Africa faces a looming fiscal cliff owing to growth in social grant expenditure and civil service remuneration, combined with a slowdown in... 

South Africa must shift its research focus from fossil fuels to renewables

South Africa must shift its research focus from fossil fuels to renewables

29th January 2016 Renewable energy makes up a very small part of South Africa’s energy mix. This needs to be improved as the country’s reliance on coal is still very... 

Paul Kagame

Why Kagame's bid to serve a third term makes sense for Rwanda 

28th January 2016 Rwandan president Paul Kagame recently confirmed that he will seek a third term in 2017 after more than 98% of Rwandans voted in a referendum to... 

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