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What would a Wine win look like?

Ugandans’ choice at the polls was more about stemming a sixth term for the Museveni regime than about actual policy

Battery acid, cassava sticks and clothes hangers: We must end the global gag rule

COMMENT: The US’s global gag rule blocks funding to any foreign NGOS that perform abortions, except in very limited cases. The Biden-Harris administration must rescind it

ANC: ‘We’re operating under conditions of anarchy’

In its latest policy documents, the ANC is self-critical and wants ‘consequence management’, yet it’s letting its members off the hook again

DA moves to a ‘colour-blind’ future

The official opposition said current ANC policies to undo historic economic injustices have only benefited an elite few

Focus on digital content for teachers and schoolchildren

Education policy has always been, and will continue to be, closely related to South Africans’ social conditions

Wake up, there is no Planet B

The environmental threat to humanity means world leaders must finish what they started

Technology can uplift world’s ‘bottom billion’

Technology is often oversold as either a panacea for the world’s problems or a curse inflicting disruption and displacement on the most vulnerable

South Africa’s new higher education disability policy is important, but flawed

South Africa has a new policy framework for students with disabilities but will it bring real change?

Foreign doctorates are attractive ― but don’t write off homegrown PhDs

There's strong evidence that, all things being equal, leading South African universities provide “world class” training at PhD level

Dlamini-Zuma: SA needs credible stats for a better life for all

Dlamini-Zuma says it is important to ensure the work of StatsSA remains relevant, and that policymakers and implementers use the data

South Africa’s economy is badly skewed to the big guys: How it can be changed

South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive

ANC wants Brics ratings agency as policy

​The ANC’s international relations subcommittee plans to push for the establishment of a Brics ratings agency to be official party policy.

​Will Trump trash Brand America?

US President Donald Trump could tip his country’s global image back into the negative if he continues to spout his campaign rhetoric.

Grow your own marijuana policy

With the US defying drug conventions it once policed so heavily, resistance is fertile.

Water policy review will benefit all

Comment by the deputy director general in the water affairs department and the department's media liaison officer.

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