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Are judges in South Africa under threat or do they complain too much?
21st August 2015 Next week, South African President Jacob Zuma will sit down with its chief justice for an unprecedented, potentially watershed discussion. It would... →
Why applying a gender lens is key to addressing Africa’s challenges
20th August 2015 A report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in early 2015 caught my attention. Being sensitive to gender issues, I was amazed that I had missed... →
Why parole for Oscar Pistorius is perfectly legitimate
19th August 2015 The decision to release South African athlete Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision in August, having served just ten months of a five-year... →
The risks attached to South Africa’s nuclear energy strategy
19th August 2015 According to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the South African government has entered into a nuclear energy procurement process likely to... →
The quest to find affordable and sustainable sanitation solutions for Africa
18th August 2015 Around 2.5 billion people in developing countries do not have access to basic sanitation. This is the cause of some of the biggest environmental... →
After Pistorius, South African media won’t be the same again
18th August 2015 The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is changing South Africa’s media ecology. It is the country’s first criminal trial to be covered fully on... →
Open access is a development issue – the status quo needs to be challenged
17th August 2015 Access to information is a basic human right entrenched in the South African Constitution. Yet there are many barriers restricting or preventing... →
Why south-south co-operation is a myth when it comes to BRICS and Africa
13th August 2015 Brazil, Russia, India and China have shown tremendous determination and co-operation on global issues in recent years. Their alliance epitomises... →
A polio-free world is in sight: what’s needed to wipe out the last 1%
13th August 2015 The next three years are crucial in the global fight to eradicate the last 1% of polio cases and contain the virus across the world. But it will... →
How high unemployment has eclipsed the plight of South Africa’s working poor
12th August 2015 In the wake of the financial crisis and the ensuing period of austerity, there has been a renewed interest in the working poor in developed... →