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New book unpacks the complexities of whiteness in South Africa

10th May 2022 In his latest book sociologist Professor Roger Southall, a prolific researcher who has written extensively about political dynamics in Southern... 

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Street traders in South Africa play a vital role: how their rights can be protected

9th May 2022 The South African informal economy accounts for 17% of employment. Street trading is the largest. Street traders are scattered around the many... 

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What’s driving hunger in Gauteng, South Africa’s economic power house

6th May 2022 Food serves as one of the critical needs a person requires for daily survival. In South Africa it’s recognised as a fundamental human right under... 

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Former South African president predicts the end of the ruling party: history is on his side

5th May 2022 Former South African president Kgalema Motlanthe, one of the saner voices in the ruling African National Congress (ANC), has recently given voice... 

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Green policies are in place for South Africa’s major port city: but a key piece is missing

22nd April 2022 The floods of April 2022 in the South African city of Durban (eThekwini municipality) placed the spotlight on the management of urban areas and... 

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Early warnings for floods in South Africa: engineering for future climate change

22nd April 2022 Severe weather, rain and flooding are at the forefront of the minds of many South Africans, especially those in KwaZulu-Natal. Early last week... 

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Three priorities Africa’s newbie on the World Bank board should focus on

21st April 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa recently appointed a senior South African politician, Ayanda Dlodlo, to serve a two-year term as a member of the World... 

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There’s a place for big and small farms in securing South Africa’s food supply

21st April 2022 The farming sector is arguably the most important economic sector for South Africa’s development as it is directly linked to food security and... 

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Local knowledge adds value to mapping flood risk in South Africa’s informal settlements 

14th April 2022 The current flooding in South Africa’s coastal city of Durban is dire and reports indicate that hundreds of people have died and thousands directly... 

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South Africa’s economic growth affected by mismatch of electricity supply and demand

14th April 2022 South Africa’s electricity sector has faced a series of challenges over the last two decades. It started with inadequate grid infrastructure to... 

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