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12th January 2016 When language is alive and searches for new ways to illuminate reality and possibility, it can attain real power. Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre... →
12th January 2016 These days, most big ticket political speeches are written by a committee. The South African governing party’s January 8 Statement was no... →
12th January 2016 Is South Africa finally maturing to the point that the economic - not just political - compromises of the 1990s democratic transition can be... →
12th January 2016 In the world’s new knowledge economy, innovation and technological change are recognised as the primary drivers of progress. Technological and... →
11th January 2016 There were high hopes for Kenya’s public universities after the country gained independence from Britain in 1963. Universities were meant to become... →
11th January 2016 The People’s Republic of China’s relationship with South Africa has deepened significantly in recent years, as shown by a raft of economic and... →
11th January 2016 Many people are born into the middle class, but for those born in poverty the lifetime challenge is reaching middle class status. The definition of... →
8th January 2016 Reports about land-grabs in Africa often attack the corporations that stand to profit from such projects. But little is said of the international... →
7th January 2016 When South Africa’s annual matric results are announced, it is important to listen to what is said - and, more importantly, to what is not. Basic... →
6th January 2016 Natasha Joseph, The Conversation South Africa’s Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on January 5 that 70.7% of the country’s matrics... →