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Explainer – South Africa's developing solar energy landscape

Explainer – South Africa's developing solar energy landscape 

5th January 2016 Until a few years ago solar panels were a rare sight in South Africa, largely limited to the roofs of a few affluent households. This is changing... 

What Africa can learn from China about climate change adaptation

What Africa can learn from China about climate change adaptation

11th December 2015 China is facing numerous threats from climate change. These include: increased mean annual temperature, increased frequency and severity of dust... 

Nhlanhla Nene

Why Zuma's actions point to shambolic management of South Africa's economy 

11th December 2015 A fine technocrat who did not wear his position on his sleeve, and known for tapping into his soft power of persuasion, Nhlanhla Nene has now been... 

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The removal of South Africa's finance minister is bad news for the country

The removal of South Africa's finance minister is bad news for the country

11th December 2015 The fallout from President Jacob Zuma’s decision to remove South Africa’s respected Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene was felt immediately in the... 

Adaptation is key if Africa is to tackle climate change

Adaptation is key if Africa is to tackle climate change

10th December 2015 The current and projected severe impacts of climate change in Africa make adaptation an urgent priority. While reducing greenhouse gas emissions is... 

Why the time is right to create a new generation of 'citizen scholars'

Why the time is right to create a new generation of 'citizen scholars'

10th December 2015 Young South Africans - those born in or after 1994 and classified as the “born frees” - are often dismissed as a generation of slackers. They’re... 

Thokozile Masipa

What the Pistorius trials tell us about racism in South Africa's judiciary

9th December 2015 The state’s successful appeal against the verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case brings the quality of work done by South African high court judges... 

Why Afrikaans doesn't qualify for special treatment at universities

Why Afrikaans doesn't qualify for special treatment at universities 

9th December 2015 Foundation essay: This is a foundation essay. It is longer than usual because it takes a wider look at a key issue affecting society. There is a... 

South Africa and China: lessons on how to balance conservation and tourism

South Africa and China: lessons on how to balance conservation and tourism

9th December 2015 China and South Africa are among the 17 countries that carry more than 70% of the world’s species, making it important for them to preserve plant... 

What's needed in the final push to eliminate new cases of HIV in children

What's needed in the final push to eliminate new cases of HIV in children

8th December 2015 The prevention of HIV from mothers to children has been the most successful HIV prevention programme in South Africa and across the globe. When the... 

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