Latest articles on Sustainable Development Goals

Businesses not always free to keep the peace

Why is the private sector in Africa more likely to hinder instead of help peaceful development?

Eskom’s emissions are not compatible with the South African constitution

The government must not cave to Eskom’s demand that it be exempt from air pollution rules. Furthermore, the power utility needs to stay true to the principles of its own just transition strategy

Invest in children to boost SA’s recovery

Providing effective, population-scale family support and 21st century transformative education is a nonnegotiable if we are to have any chance of eradicating violence, poverty, and inequality.

The cost of Covid: 25 years of progress, halted

Development has been set back by two decades, says the Gates Foundation Goalkeepers report

Education is a political and ethical matter

Knowing the learners and teachers and what they need is essential to reform in the school system

Tawana Kupe: It takes a continent to raise the Africa we want

Collaborating with other universities will assist in dealing with diseases and other social issues that know no borders

Social protection policies can help to combat Covid-19, and mitigate its effects

The global pandemic has highlighted the importance of national health insurance, mandatory sick leave and unemployment benefits

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

Local governance vital for SDGs

Durban is one of 12 cities – and the first in Africa – to create an action plan for climate change

Migrants a part of local economies

A national migration framework is necessary for the economic inclusion of migrants

Systems thinking, sustainable development and chemical elements

Chemical elements from the perspective of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Financing the green transition

The financial sector will need to play a leading role in scaling up green initiatives, de-risking projects for investors, and optimising funding costs

Addressing the need for more qualified teachers in the 21st century

South Africa needs more teachers, and they must be able to handle diverse learning situations

The DBSA finances climate-friendly infrastructure

The bank manages the design and construction of key projects in education, health, housing and renewable energy

Africa is weak and vulnerable — but not powerless

Only by working together can the Africa make its voice heard on the international stage

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