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Queen Elizabeth II: a reign that saw the end of the British empire in Africa
7th June 2022 In the UK the Queen’s official title is: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and... →
HIV control approaches may not work for TB: lessons from South Africa and Zambia
7th June 2022 Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most deadly infectious diseases. Around 9.9-million people around the world fell ill with the disease in 2020 and... →
Covid left South African pupils far behind in maths and language skills
6th June 2022 Learning to read, write, count and calculate forms the basis for all other learning in school and beyond. Pupils start to learn these basic skills... →
South Africa’s economy has taken some heavy body blows: can it recover?
3rd June 2022 Economists are growing increasingly concerned about South Africa’s economy. This is because the country’s three major macroeconomic problems –... →
Unvaccinated South Africans told us why they weren’t interested in having Covid jabs
3rd June 2022 South Africa is currently facing a new wave of infections related to the much higher transmissibility of the omicron Covid variant and its... →
South Africa’s hunger problem is turning into a major health crisis
2nd June 2022 One in ten South Africans go hungry every day. As a result malnutrition levels are high. Malnutrition has three simultaneous dimensions:... →
Here’s how much learning South African children lost in the pandemic
1st June 2022 When a state of disaster was declared in South Africa in 2020 in response to the COVID pandemic, a hard lockdown was instituted and schools were... →
Somalia’s election raises more questions than answers
1st June 2022 Somalia now has a new parliament – and a president elected by its 329 lawmakers. This followed more than a year’s delay. Somalis are asking whether... →
ANC policy papers touch on key issues facing agriculture and land reform in South Africa
1st June 2022 The latest policy discussion document published by the African National Congress (ANC) presents a positive change from the ambiguous agriculture... →
What it will take for South Africa’s ailing power utility to keep going
31st May 2022 The chief operating officer of South Africa’s electricity utility, Eskom, warned in May that the government should urgently start building new... →