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Pay inequality is high in South Africa: bosses are part of the problem

20th January 2023 South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. This income inequality is mostly due to high unemployment and large differences in... 

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Technology and sustainable development: a hamlet in rural South Africa shows how one can power the other

18th January 2023 It’s hard to imagine that the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the fourth industrial revolution can be part of the same conversation. But,... 

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Nigeria’s currency redesign and withdrawal limits: questionable policy and bad timing

18th January 2023 The Central Bank of Nigeria launched new banknotes in November 2022. The new notes came into effect on 15 December 2022. The apex bank also capped... 

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Pope Francis’ visit to Africa comes at a defining moment for the Catholic church

17th January 2023 During his planned visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan in February 2023, Pope Francis intends to be in dialogue with... 

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Farming in South Africa: 6 things that need urgent attention in 2023

16th January 2023 South Africa’s agriculture remains an important sector of the economy and holds great potential to reduce poverty. It’s also central to the... 

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Frene Ginwala remembered: trailblazing feminist and first speaker of South Africa’s democratic parliament

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th January 2023 Frene Ginwala, feisty feminist, astute political tactician and committed cadre of South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress... 

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Why cholera continues to threaten many African countries

16th January 2023 Malawi is facing its worst cholera outbreak in two decades. The outbreak started early in 2022 and has, so far, resulted in over 18,000 cases and... 

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John Chilembwe: a new statue celebrates Malawi Pan-Africanist the world forgot

13th January 2023 Samson Kambalu is a Malawian conceptual artist, writer and academic, whose sculpture Antelope was installed on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar... 

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Chinese workers on Africa’s infrastructure projects: the link with host political regimes

12th January 2023 China has rapidly become Africa’s most important infrastructure builder, and the footprint of Chinese construction companies is seen in cities,... 

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First study to estimate ‘blue carbon’ storage in South Africa is useful for climate strategy

11th January 2023 Marine ecosystems have a valuable role to play in mitigating the effects of climate change. That’s because such ecosystems – and, particularly,... 

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