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José Eduardo dos Santos

Dos Santos maintains the status quo while suggesting change in Angola

30th March 2016 This article is a foundation essay. These are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting society. On March 11 2016 Angola’s... 

Why South Africa isn't cashing in on its demographic dividend

Why South Africa isn't cashing in on its demographic dividend

30th March 2016 South Africa has very high unemployment levels. Part of the reason for this is that there has been a disconnect between the growth in employment... 

Local anger is rising against South Africa's 'resource curse'

Local anger is rising against South Africa's 'resource curse' 

29th March 2016 South African society’s conflict with a mainstay of the country’s corporate economy – resource extraction – is permanently on display in the... 

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Why developing countries are dumping investment treaties

Why developing countries are dumping investment treaties

24th March 2016 Bilateral investment treaties have been a source of political controversy in recent years. This is clear from the alarming increase in the number... 

South Africa's governing ANC buys itself time as the unravelling begins

South Africa's governing ANC buys itself time as the unravelling begins

23rd March 2016 Even that family, if people feel it has to be brought to book, structures must do that, the officials must call them and talk to them and give them... 

High-stakes drama as South African president and finance minister square off

High-stakes drama as South African president and finance minister square off

17th March 2016 South Africa’s political landscape is shifting almost by the hour. The gloves are off in a power struggle that pits President Jacob Zuma against a... 

Education can't be for ‘the public good’ if universities ignore rural life

Education can't be for ‘the public good’ if universities ignore rural life

16th March 2016 Education can and should change people’s lives. Education systems ought to operate with the public good in mind. But for many South Africans, this... 

Why African scientists must be champions for democracy

Why African scientists must be champions for democracy

15th March 2016 Hundreds of people were murdered in my home town during three bloody days in December 2015. They were victims of what’s come to be called the Zaria... 

Why South Africa is finding it difficult to wean itself off coal

Why South Africa is finding it difficult to wean itself off coal

15th March 2016 South Africa has made domestic and international commitments to climate change mitigation. But the country continues to depend on coal-fired power... 

 Why African scientists must be champions for democracy

Why African scientists must be champions for democracy

14th March 2016 Hundreds of people were murdered in my home town during three bloody days in December 2015. They were victims of what’s come to be called the Zaria... 

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