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Why the South African state should not subsidise minibus taxi owners

4th July 2022 Millions of South Africans rely on minibus taxis to get around. Without these vehicles, people wouldn’t be able to get to work, school or simply... 

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The African Union at 20: some reason to cheer, but lots of work ahead

4th July 2022 The European Union (EU) has lived up to the primary reason it was created – ensuring that member states will not wage physical war against one... 

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Digital migration: court delay upholds information rights of poor South Africans

1st July 2022 South Africa’s Constitutional Court has decided to strike down the government’s plans to end old-style analogue television broadcasting at the end... 

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Five actions to prepare African countries better for the next pandemic

30th June 2022 Globally, cases of Covid-19 and related deaths are lower in June 2022 than they were at the beginning of the year. But the infection numbers are... 

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Media literacy education in South Africa can help combat fake news - here’s what’s needed

30th June 2022 Online platforms are replete with examples of false information – from WhatsApp messages punting some miraculous cure for Covid, to social media... 

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Kenya and South Africa offer insights into digital economy challenges and alternatives

28th June 2022 The World Bank is warning of the real danger of a massive economic downturn across the world. In a recent analysis it warned that many countries –... 

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Male voices dominated South African Covid reporting: that has to change

27th June 2022 The onset of the Covid pandemic and the many months of uncertainty, anxiety and push for scientific breakthroughs sent journalists all over the... 

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Ramaphosa scandal looks set to intensify the ANC’s slide, ushering in a new era of politics

27th June 2022 The African National Congress (ANC) faces an increasingly uncertain future as the dominant political party in South Africa following the recent... 

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Firms from rich countries are taking factories home: what this means for Africa

24th June 2022 There is no doubt that globalisation has benefited Africa greatly. This includes job creation, innovation, increased productivity and foreign... 

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Triple punch of shocks threatens to upend debt sustainability and recovery in Africa

23rd June 2022 Food and fuel price increases and the aftermath of the Covid pandemic are really just the start of the story when it comes to fiscal shocks which... 

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