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South Africa is failing people who aren’t poor, but aren’t middle class either

30th January 2024 Many South African households are trapped. They are neither poor nor middle class. As a demographic they hover above the indigence threshold... 

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UN genocide ruling won’t change Israel’s behaviour: three reasons why

29th January 2024 South Africa took Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the latter’s military operation in Gaza, which South Africa calls acts of... 

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Matric results: South Africa’s record school pass rates aren’t what they seem – what’s really happening in the education system

29th January 2024 South Africa’s matric (grade 12) class of 2023, which wrote final school-leaving exams late last year, has been hailed by the country’s minister of... 

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Jacob Zuma, the monster South Africa’s ruling ANC created, continues to haunt it

29th January 2024 Former South African president Jacob Zuma is endorsing the uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) Party, the latest rival to the governing African National... 

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South Africa’s genocide case against Israel is the country’s proudest foreign policy moment in three decades

26th January 2024 On 11 January 2024, South Africa hauled Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the charge of violating the 1948 Genocide... 

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Three South African universities have new approaches to assessing students: why this is a good thing

24th January 2024 South African higher education faces many complex challenges rooted in the legacy of apartheid. They include the fact that many students are... 

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Why are floods in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal so devastating? Urban planning expert explains

23rd January 2024 The devastation caused by the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa demonstrates again that the country is not moving fast enough to adopt... 

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South Africa’s ageing population comes with new challenges. How best to adapt to them 

23rd January 2024 Young people – under the age of 15 – currently make up 29% of South Africa’s population. But this will soon change: the aged portion of the... 

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Cash-strapped conservationists in South Africa are struggling to collect biodiversity data – how to change that

19th January 2024 South Africa’s government conservation organisations have experienced substantial budget cuts. Even after steps to cut costs, South African... 

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South Africa’s ANC marks its 112th year with an eye on national elections, but its record is patchy and future uncertain

17th January 2024 The speech President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered at the 112th birthday celebration of South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress... 

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