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Stellenbosch’s lessons for living together

Integrated student housing at Stellenbosch University is key to smoothing over the campus's charged racial divides.

She will overcome

Jenni Williams has been jailed more often than she can remember. Yet she refuses to give up the fight for justice.

Return of the intolerant Rwanda

The arrest and subsequent release of American human-rights lawyer Peter Erlinder in Rwanda on charges of "genocide denialism".

Is inviting Africans to G8 meeting ‘window-dressing’?

Questions are being asked whether the G8 invitation to African states to its summit reflects its concern about the litany of unmet promises.

The brandy and coke approach

Despite sporadic talk of Eugene Terre'Blanche's murder triggering a civil war, analysts say the AWB is too weak to pose a significant national threat.

Where God stepped down

In an extract from their new book, Peter and Beverly­ Pickford share their vision of Ngorongoro, a world heritage site and the Maasai's­ sacred place.

What’s the carbon footprint of SA’s fruit and wine?

South African fruit and wine farmers have launched an initiative to determine the environmental impact of their industries.

Crafts that steal hearts

Margret Woermann is the owner of and creative force behind the Heartworks craft shops.

Made in Khayelitsha, sold in New York

A Cape Town beading initiative is improving the lives of poor women in the townships around the city.

Food security hobbles SA biofuel strategy

Worried that it may be seen as insensitive to the food needs of Africa, the South African government, which is facing a general election in 2009, has chosen food security in framing a biofuel policy. After months of dilly-dallying, a strategy for the biofuel sector was accepted by the Cabinet at the start of December.

Non-tariff barriers block SADC goods flow

While the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has moved towards liberalising trade to make the flow of goods between countries easier and economically more rewarding, non-tariff barriers such as border delays continue to be a concern, a recent study found.

Libya to supply Kenya with cheaper oil

Kenya is set to receive oil from Libya at preferential rates according to a bilateral agreement signed earlier this month between the leaders of the two countries. Insiders in the oil industry say this makes it likely that Kenya will award the contract for the establishment of a petroleum facility of $45-million to a Libya-connected investor.

What is the solution to Africa’s energy crisis?

Biofuel and renewable energy sources may hold the key to Africa's energy crisis. Without intervention, this crisis is set to grow -- among others, in Southern African cities such as Lusaka in Zambia, Harare in Zimbabwe, Gaborone in Botswana and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

One step forward, two steps back for Africa’s gay people

The issue of lesbian and gay Africans' human rights again came to the fore recently as Anglican Church leaders met in Tanzania amid the continuing row over the consecration of a gay United States bishop in 2003. An ultimatum was sent from the conference in Dar es Salaam to US bishops to make a commitment that same-sex unions would not be blessed.

Hope springs in Nairobi

The world came to Nairobi, capital of Kenya, this week to talk -- and shout -- about how to achieve a better world. Delegates attended the World Social Forum (WSF) in their thousands to discuss topics as diverse as poverty, land redistribution, women's issues, water affairs, government impunity and human rights abuses.

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