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South Africa's leaders have had a crack at Covid-19: it's time to give the people a go

South Africa's leaders have had a crack at Covid-19: it's time to give the people a go

17th July 2020 South Africa is now ranked 5th in the world for Covid-19 active cases, 9th for cumulative cases, and 23rd for cumulative deaths. The nation’s... 

East African integration is alive – even though leaders haven't been united over Covid-19

East African integration is alive – even though leaders haven't been united over Covid-19

16th July 2020 The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed further fault lines in the workings of the East African Community (EAC), often perceived as a... 

Covid-19 school closures in South Africa and their impact on children

Covid-19 school closures in South Africa and their impact on children

16th July 2020 When the new coronavirus rapidly spread across the globe, evidence of its effect on children was still scanty and closing schools seemed the... 

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South Africa's minibus taxi industry has been marginalised for too long. This must change

South Africa's minibus taxi industry has been marginalised for too long. This must change

15th July 2020 Hundreds of minibus taxi operators in South Africa recently defied the government’s COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting them from carrying full... 

COVID-19: South Africa should build on HIV activism to foster behaviour change

COVID-19: South Africa should build on HIV activism to foster behaviour change

15th July 2020 During a recent run in Newlands Forest, Cape Town, I encountered a few runners and walkers without masks. When I asked one of them where his mask... 

The ANC insists it's still a political vanguard: this is what ails democracy in South Africa

The ANC insists it's still a political vanguard: this is what ails democracy in South Africa

14th July 2020 A common claim of the governing African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa is its commitment to participatory democracy: the involvement of... 

How COVID-19 is putting the rule of law to the test across Africa

How COVID-19 is putting the rule of law to the test across Africa

10th July 2020 A number of Africa’s fragile democracies have become vulnerable to the sword of leaders assuming wide-ranging powers under cover of emergency... 

Covid-19 vaccine trial in South Africa: everything you need to know

Covid-19 vaccine trial in South Africa: everything you need to know

9th July 2020 There isn’t enough clinical research being done in Africa. Less than 2.5% of all clinical trials in the world are done on the continent. This is... 

Outsourcing has not improved conditions for domestic workers in South Africa

Outsourcing has not improved conditions for domestic workers in South Africa

9th July 2020 In South Africa, approximately one-million people, mostly black women from marginalised backgrounds, are employed as domestic workers by the middle... 

How the dimensions of human inequality affect who and what we are

How the dimensions of human inequality affect who and what we are

9th July 2020 What does it mean to be human today? It is an excellent starting point for thinking about human inequality. To be human, in an elementary sense,... 

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