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COVID-19 and HIV: so far it seems the outcome is not what was feared

COVID-19 and HIV: so far it seems the outcome is not what was feared

22nd September 2020 Based on official figures – which may be somewhat under reported – COVID-19 has not been as devastating in South Africa as initially feared. Back... 

Can COVID-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

Can COVID-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

21st September 2020 Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional... 

Here's why South Africa and its neighbours are anxious about EU and UK post-Brexit trade talks

Here's why South Africa and its neighbours are anxious about EU and UK post-Brexit trade talks

21st September 2020 As the deadline for the post-Brexit trade talks between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) looms, concerns have arisen as to... 

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Mr President: No Time for the Long Game

Mr President: No Time for the Long Game

18th September 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa must cut loose his detractors and manage the consequences MR President, South Africa’s leadership appears rudderless. It... 

Why access to decent toilets could help reduce sexual violence in South Africa

Why access to decent toilets could help reduce sexual violence in South Africa

18th September 2020 South Africa has exceedingly high rates of rape of women and girls by non-partners. It’s estimated that between 5% and 12% of women may have been... 

Remembering Achmat Dangor, the South African novelist who redefined identity

Remembering Achmat Dangor, the South African novelist who redefined identity

17th September 2020 In his 71 years, Achmat Dangor was many things to many people, both in South Africa and across the world. He was a lifelong activist and social... 

Why foreign countries are scrambling to set up bases in Africa

Why foreign countries are scrambling to set up bases in Africa

16th September 2020 Recent media reports claim that a covert Kenyan paramilitary team is responsible for the unconstitutional killing of terror suspects in nighttime... 

Locals must lead the way to African scientific capacity and solutions

Locals must lead the way to African scientific capacity and solutions

16th September 2020 Africa bears a disproportionately high burden of globally significant diseases. But the continent has lagged in knowledge production to address its... 

America's inflection point: four key things Africa must watch for

America's inflection point: four key things Africa must watch for

15th September 2020 African scholars and policymakers face a tough challenge in analysing how the US presidential election on 3 November might affect Africa-US... 

How to hold elections safely and uphold democracy during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to hold elections safely and uphold democracy during the COVID-19 pandemic

10th September 2020 Free and fair elections face a new kind of threat. In addition to scheming leaders and compromised electoral commissions, there is now the impact... 

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