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Quality, free university education is necessary -- and possible

Quality, free university education is necessary -- and possible

28th January 2016 There have been some disquieting contributions to the debate about South Africans' right to access quality public university education. Some... 

Africa’s 2015 election experiences present dilemmas for 2016 polls

Africa’s 2015 election experiences present dilemmas for 2016 polls

27th January 2016 This year, like 2015, promises to be yet another busy year in Africa’s electoral democracy stakes. More than a third of the continent’s 54... 

How one region is planning ahead to help farmers cope with climate change

How one region is planning ahead to help farmers cope with climate change

27th January 2016 In South Africa’s Western Cape, agriculture plays an important role in the economy, job creation and socioeconomic development. But the sector is... 

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Why South Africa's plans to militarise humanitarian work are misguided

Why South Africa's plans to militarise humanitarian work are misguided

26th January 2016 The South African Defence Review, the country’s new defence policy, was approved in March 2014. It guides policy-making for the next two to three... 

How Africa offers opportunities beyond land, labour and commodities

How Africa offers opportunities beyond land, labour and commodities

26th January 2016 If the mass media is to be believed, Africa is hardly a continent brimming with opportunities for business. But for some time international... 

Colonial legacy of mining pioneers poses a dilemma for South Africans

Colonial legacy of mining pioneers poses a dilemma for South Africans

25th January 2016 The Portuguese set foot in South Africa in the 15th century, and the Dutch settled at the “Cape of Storms” in 1652. But the noses of the first... 

South Africans need to fight for change on the streets, and through the ballot

South Africans need to fight for change on the streets, and through the ballot

25th January 2016 South African society has not been this saturated with anger and protest since the late 1980s. The previous 12 months have witnessed a decisive... 

Feminism could offer a new way to solve the #FeesMustFall crisis

Feminism could offer a new way to solve the #FeesMustFall crisis

25th January 2016 There has been a breakdown of trust in South Africa’s higher education sector. Student protesters and, at some universities, university employees... 

The secret to successful state-owned enterprises is how they're run

The secret to successful state-owned enterprises is how they're run 

22nd January 2016 State-owned companies are often touted as necessary tools for development in emerging economies. This is because they can be directed by... 

Why the voice of Africa's informal economy should be heard

Why the voice of Africa's informal economy should be heard

21st January 2016 The informal economy in Africa is big business. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that its average size as a percentage of... 

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